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just have installed  upyCraft IDE - on a  MX-Linux - want to run this with a ESP8266 board which is connectexd via  USB-wire


but there is no com port visible...

Install uPyCraft IDE – Linux Ubuntu Instructions



There are different firmwares that you can use to program the
ESP32 and ESP8266 boards. If you want to program the ESP32 or ESP8266
board using the MicroPython firmware, we recommend using uPyCraft IDE.
uPyCraft IDE runs in any major operating system. In this tutorial we’ll
show you how to install the uPyCraft IDE for MicroPython on a computer with Linux Ubuntu 16.04.


vgl der Link : "https://randomnerdtutorials.com/install-upycraft-ide-linux-ubuntu-instructions/

well - at the moment i have no glue ....



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8 minutes ago, dil_bert said:

well - at the moment i have no glue ....

Have you tried..image.png.d68c1fdcc674fb0a12743a94839188c9.png

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hi there . good evening dear Barand, 😃

first of all - many many thanks for the reply. - your replies and your tipps allway were wellcome.  😉

well probably i ve forgotten to do some environment-settings. And yes - since i have used a debian based instruction - this should also work on MX-Linux which is debian based too!?


i now will do some more resarch...  and will take care for more set-up-things...:

cf: https://randomnerdtutorials.com/install-upycraft-ide-linux-ubuntu-instructions/#comment-396915

    create a virtual env:
    1. CD to the location where you want to create your virtual environment
    [RUN]: python3 -m venv myVirtEnv

    2. To activate the environment

    [RUN]: source myVirtEnv/bin/activate

    2.a If you don’t create a virtual environment, the uPyCraft v1.0 will break a libz package that is old. Seems there is more risk in breaking your OS by downgrading that package.

    3. Follow the steps here:

i gonna give it a try  https://randomnerdtutorials.com/install-upycraft-ide-linux-ubuntu-instructions/#comment-396915

dear Barand - what do you say? Love to hear from you


i will do some things - and will digg deeper.
i come back and report all the findings.



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if i go this way and do this - then i run into errors... 

root@MartinsMX-Rechner:/home/martin# python3 -m venv myVirtEnv
The virtual environment was not created successfully because ensurepip is not
available. On Debian/Ubuntu systems, you need to install the python3-venv
package using the following command.
	apt-get install python3-venv
	You may need to use sudo with that command. After installing the python3-venv
package, recreate your virtual environment.
	Failing command: [‘/home/martin/myVirtEnv/bin/python3’, ‘-Im’, ‘ensurepip’, ‘–upgrade’, ‘–default-pip’]


hmm - i have to try out and to find out more... - 

i do that and come back to report all the findings... 

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root@MartinsMX-Rechner:/home/martin# su
root@MartinsMX-Rechner:/home/martin# apt-get install python3-venv
Paketlisten werden gelesen... Fertig
Abhängigkeitsbaum wird aufgebaut.       
Statusinformationen werden eingelesen.... Fertig
The following additional packages will be installed:
Die folgenden NEUEN Pakete werden installiert:
  python3-venv python3.5-venv
0 aktualisiert, 2 neu installiert, 0 zu entfernen und 0 nicht aktualisiert.
Es müssen [ration werden 39,9 kB Plattenplatz zusätzlich benutzt.
Möchten Sie fortfahren? [J/n] j
Holen:1 http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian stretch/main amd64 python3.5-venv amd64 3.5.3-1+deb9u1 [5.954 B]
Holen:2 http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian stretch/main amd64 python3-venv amd64 3.5.3-1 [1.066 B]
Es wurden 7.020 B in 0 s geholt (40,6 kB/s).
Vormals nicht ausgewähltes Paket python3.5-venv wird gewählt.
(Lese Datenbank ... 256952 Dateien und Verzeichnisse sind derzeit installiert.)
Vorbereitung zum Entpacken von .../python3.5-venv_3.5.3-1+deb9u1_amd64.deb ...
Entpacken von python3.5-venv (3.5.3-1+deb9u1) ...
Vormals nicht ausgewähltes Paket python3-venv wird gewählt.
Vorbereitung zum Entpacken von .../python3-venv_3.5.3-1_amd64.deb ...
Entpacken von python3-venv (3.5.3-1) ...
python3.5-venv (3.5.3-1+deb9u1) wird eingerichtet ...
Trigger für man-db ( werden verarbeitet ...
python3-venv (3.5.3-1) wird eingerichtet ...


 well i did this - but at the moment i guess that the com port is not showing up1? 


i will do more further research 



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