Downloading Mavlink into BBB

What is the process for downloading Mavlink into the BBB?

I’ve n idea. I’ve never heard of that until now.

I was able to download Mavlink successfully thanks. Now I am in the process of figuring out how to download DroneKit . . . so we’ll see how it goes. Thanks!

Yeah, I’m probably not going to be able to help you much with all this. As I’d have to google around . . .so it may as well be you who googles this information. But you might want to ask on the groups about which software to use. Robert answered a question not long ago about drone software.

No worries, thanks for checking in.

How can I tell where I am installing software on the BBB? For example I used these commands:

root@beaglebone:~# pip install mavproxy or

root@beaglebone:~# apt-get install libxslt-dev

I am sure it is all in there somewhere. I just don’t know how to move around very well now and don’t know where to find things.

Is everything being loaded on the flash memory of the BBB as opposed to the microSD card? More than likely . . .

So hey. Here is what I suggest you do.

You can get free 6 month pluralsight video membership. THere are several Linux training video courses there that I think are pretty good. I say I think, because I’m not sure I’ve watched these specifically or not. Anyway, it’s free training, something they normally charge $24 / month I think.

By the way, if you’re creative. You can get a plugin for firefox to download those videos to your computers hard drive so you can watch them over and over, until you not longer need to watch them.

Thanks for thinking of me . . . and providing this great information! You are the best!

root@beaglebone:/usr/local/lib# ls
PyBBIO node_modules python2.7 python3.4

is this going to cause me headaches? Apparently I’ve installed python 2.7 and 3.4

Ok, so I have tracked down what may be the issue with the ethernet connection. It may have to do with the boot up process.

If the SD card is not in, BBB won’t boot up at all so it is booting from the SD card.

If I power the BBB and putty into it using the USB I get :

Debian GNU/Linux 8 beaglebone ttyGS0 Debian Image 2016-06-19


default username:password is [debian:temppwd]

beaglebone login:

I can then apply the 5v (so I don’t lose power) and ssh into it via ethernet and I get:

login as:

Notice I don’t get the Debian GNU/Linux . . . . until after I log in but I can then keep working.(this may not be important)

As soon as I power everything down it is like it forgets that it can connect via ethernet.

So what I have been doing is to putty to BBB via USB connect the 5V power supply so that I don’t lose power when I disconnect the USB and then putty via ethernet.

It’s a clunky way to do it. There’s got to be a way to force it to remember . . .

This gets in the weeds really fast . . . I’ll have to read it and re-read it . . . lol