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by jtaylor
Mon Mar 17, 2014 7:37 pm
Forum: openTx for FrSky radios
Topic: Model Artwork for Taranis
Replies: 510
Views: 195582

Re: Model Artwork for Taranis

I don't think a picture will ever look really good converted to 16 grayscale. Probably the best you can do is make sure you take the picture (or crop it) so that changing it to 64x32 doesn't stretch it or completely distort the aspect ratio. Also take it against a complete white background or remove...
by jtaylor
Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:24 pm
Forum: openTx
Topic: OpenTX - Nightly builds for pre-2.0 testing
Replies: 776
Views: 102936

Re: OpenTX - Nightly builds for FrSky Taranis

'Side' is back in a dedicated branch. I didn't know whether it was still useful. Comments appreciated on this. I do not personally use this feature (yet), but have seen several posts on other forums where people looking at V1.99 have asked what happened to it so obviously people use it. Also my Fut...
by jtaylor
Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:43 am
Forum: openTx for FrSky radios
Topic: Model Artwork for Taranis
Replies: 510
Views: 195582

Re: Model Artwork for Taranis

Yes, I have used IrfanView to convert pictures of my models to the format the Taranis needs. For the 64 x 32 part select Image - Resize/Resample from the menu. In the Resize/Resample dialog uncheck "Preserve Aspect Ratio (Proportional)", select "Set New Size", select Pixels for units, and enter 64 a...
by jtaylor
Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:28 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Bootable OS disk for RC apps ??
Replies: 37
Views: 4891

Re: Bootable OS disk for RC apps ??

Tried the updated .iso, firmware loaded into my wireless and it came right up. Yes, that is probably a 10 or 11 year old usb adapter. I have them on a couple of systems and they still work so keep moving them along. I brought up Companion9x and was able to download the Taranis firmware using the wir...
by jtaylor
Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:58 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Bootable OS disk for RC apps ??
Replies: 37
Views: 4891

Re: Bootable OS disk for RC apps ??

OK, I kept messing with it and got it working before I signed back on to see your update. I looked and the firmware didn't exist in /usr/local/lib/firmware. I already had the firmware sitting on a fat partition so I mounted it and copied isl3886usb to /usr/local/lib/firmware - unplugged and replugge...
by jtaylor
Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:01 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Bootable OS disk for RC apps ??
Replies: 37
Views: 4891

Re: Bootable OS disk for RC apps ??

Ok I solved the boot problem. I'm not booting from a cd so that isn't the problem. I'm booting the iso from a fat disk partition. The old iso ran completely form ram disk so didn't need the filesystem with the loopback iso to be mounted. I booted the old iso with the grub2 commands: loopback loop (h...
by jtaylor
Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:05 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Bootable OS disk for RC apps ??
Replies: 37
Views: 4891

Re: Bootable OS disk for RC apps ??

I got strange results with the new iso with wireless. It booted fine in the VirtualBox vm on my laptop. But when I booted the iso on one of my desktops it came up to command line instead of GUI and /usr/local/bin was empty. No xsetup or Xversa commands so no way to start the GUI. Now I'm booting the...
by jtaylor
Thu Feb 20, 2014 7:17 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Bootable OS disk for RC apps ??
Replies: 37
Views: 4891

Re: Bootable OS disk for RC apps ??

I took your bootdisk for a test drive to try out Companion. First loaded it in a Virtualbox VM on my Windows 7 laptop. Companion came up and since the VM has virtual ethernet I was able to download the Taranis firmware from the build server. Couldn't test connection to the Teranis because I've never...
by jtaylor
Thu Feb 13, 2014 7:26 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Bootable OS disk for RC apps ??
Replies: 37
Views: 4891

Re: Bootable OS disk for RC apps ??

I'm using VirtualBox on 64 Bit Windows 7 and it has usb passthru, but I've never been able to get it to work reliably. I haven't tried any of your iso's yet. I only fly planes and have a Taranis so can't test any of the apps but I will download them and take a look.
by jtaylor
Thu Feb 13, 2014 6:21 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Bootable OS disk for RC apps ??
Replies: 37
Views: 4891

Re: Bootable OS disk for RC apps ??

I will be interested in seeing how it goes getting Companion compiled and running on tinycorelinux and the size increase from including the necessary libraries. I had considered that the best way might be to compile a static linked version, but Companion Make is complex enough that I'm not sure how ...
by jtaylor
Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:01 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Bootable OS disk for RC apps ??
Replies: 37
Views: 4891

Re: Bootable OS disk for RC apps ??

Drivers to flash the Taranis (not the ones needed to read and write the eeprom) seem to be the biggest problem for Windows users. Getting Zadig to install the STM32 Bootloader driver seems to be a real problem for some/many? people, especially if they only have USB 3 ports. While I mostly use Compan...
by jtaylor
Wed Feb 12, 2014 5:26 pm
Forum: General help (FrSky Taranis radio)
Topic: Binding Rx to a model?
Replies: 2
Views: 422

Re: Binding Rx to a model?

If you are binding in D16 mode it will only respond to the model with the same Rx number. So if you use a different Rx number with every model it will only respond to that model. Probably setting the Rx number the same as the model number would be a good way to ensure they are unique.

Jim
by jtaylor
Wed Feb 12, 2014 5:13 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Bootable OS disk for RC apps ??
Replies: 37
Views: 4891

Re: Bootable OS disk for RC apps ??

I haven't seen anybody posting about driver problems on Linux. I know I'm not having any problems with my self compiled versions of Companion on openSuse 12.3 and 13.1. To upgrade firmware you do need the dfu-util package (http://dfu-util.gnumonks.org/) which, depending on your distribution, you may...
by jtaylor
Sun Feb 09, 2014 12:30 am
Forum: openTx
Topic: Firmware version 2940
Replies: 4
Views: 1151

Re: Firmware version 2940

Looks like it was done on the Google Code svn repository. http://code.google.com/p/opentx/source/browse/#svn%2Ftrunk Or at least it appears to be there also. I couldn't find a tag for it on github either, and I have yet to figure out how to check out code at a particular commit on github C:\opentx\o...
by jtaylor
Mon Feb 03, 2014 9:58 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Another Noobe trying to compile for Taranis
Replies: 10
Views: 2215

Re: Another Noobe trying to compile for Taranis

As I said I don't use Mint so can't give exact instructions, but I would install the ia32-libs package using your package manager instead of trying to just install those two libraries. The Mint 16 Release notes at http://linuxmint.com/rel_petra_cinnamon.php say: Recommended packages and 32-bit libra...
by jtaylor
Mon Feb 03, 2014 1:48 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Another Noobe trying to compile for Taranis
Replies: 10
Views: 2215

Re: Another Noobe trying to compile for Taranis

Where did you download your Arm tools? And do you have 32 bit libraries installed? If you downloaded them from https://launchpad.net/gcc-arm-embedded the readme says: * Installing executables on Linux * Unpack the tarball to the install directory, like this: $ cd $install_dir && tar xjf gcc-arm-none...
by jtaylor
Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:20 pm
Forum: openTx for FrSky radios
Topic: openTx build server options?
Replies: 7
Views: 1920

Re: openTx build server options?

I work and build from a command line so if you are looking for a GUI solution I'm not sure any of this will help you. I use cygwin for vi, git, python, gdb, xwindows and the other unix commands. If you already have git and python installed you probably don't need cygwin just to build the firmware. I...
by jtaylor
Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:06 am
Forum: openTx for FrSky radios
Topic: openTx build server options?
Replies: 7
Views: 1920

Re: openTx build server options?

svn trunk 2903 compiled on Windows 7 with cygwin 280,632 bytes Jim How did you done this in Windows 7? I wish to compile under win 7 but I can't. Could you please explain win 7 compilation in details? toolchain, cygwin options. I have compiled the firmware on Windows 7 using both cygwin and mingw. ...
by jtaylor
Mon Jan 20, 2014 6:28 pm
Forum: openTx for FrSky radios
Topic: Possible new flashing method
Replies: 91
Views: 7372

Re: Possible new flashing method

Thanks for the explanations. I expected the BOOT=YES and BOOT=NO opentx.bin file sizes to be different (boot=yes to be 32k larger) and was surprised when they were the same size. Sorry for the stupid questions, I don't really understand this embedded stuff......but I'm trying.

Jim
by jtaylor
Mon Jan 20, 2014 3:13 am
Forum: openTx for FrSky radios
Topic: Possible new flashing method
Replies: 91
Views: 7372

Re: Possible new flashing method

Looks good Mike, Now a couple of usage questions. I compiled the code from Kilrah's git tree using BOOTLOADER=YES and I get a bootloader_ramBoot.bin file in the bootloader directory and opentx.bin in src. I assume I flash the bootloader.bin file and can then use it to flash the firmware. How do I do...
by jtaylor
Fri Jan 03, 2014 11:08 pm
Forum: openTx for FrSky radios
Topic: openTx build server options?
Replies: 7
Views: 1920

Re: openTx build server options?

Thank you both........now if I just had a radio.
by jtaylor
Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:47 pm
Forum: openTx for FrSky radios
Topic: openTx build server options?
Replies: 7
Views: 1920

openTx build server options?

What make options are used by the build server for the companion9x downloads when none of the check box options are checked? I would like to build locally using the same options, but not sure how to determine what was used. I am using: make PCB=TARANIS EXT=FRSKY SDCARD=YES PPM_CENTER_ADJUSTABLE=YES ...

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