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General Discussion / Re: Nice bit of abstract sound
« Last post by mario on April 08, 2018, 01:48:01 PM »
What I hear is soundtrack from a short movie taking place at an alien planet :)
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General Discussion / Nice bit of abstract sound
« Last post by Odilon on April 07, 2018, 11:49:28 PM »
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Software (PC and Mobile Apps) / Re: Running the Gecho app under emulation on a Mac
« Last post by mario on April 06, 2018, 09:37:28 PM »
Hi Odilon, welcome aboard :)

Thank you for sharing this solution, sounds easier than updating via a python script (as discussed here).

Apart from Win10, the app should work in XP and 7 too), sometimes it is necessary to run it in "administration mode".

Cheers!
Mario
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Software (PC and Mobile Apps) / Running the Gecho app under emulation on a Mac
« Last post by Odilon on April 05, 2018, 10:56:30 PM »
Hi all,

I'm a new but very enthusiastic Gechologist!

Just wanted to share that as I'm a Mac user I run the Gecho app in Oracle VM VirtualBox - this is a free app that allows you to run various operating systems in a box under MacOS. I run Windows 10, and the Gecho app behaves just fine.

Hope this is helpful,

Best to all,

Odilon

Cardiff, UK
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Software (PC and Mobile Apps) / Re: PC Drivers
« Last post by mario on April 02, 2018, 02:18:55 PM »
Interesting, thank you for sharing your observation! Glad it all worked in the end :)
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Thanks Teddy, great hint with the Administrator privileges! It doesn't seem to be required in Win7 and as I rarely use Win10, forgot about this possibility completely.
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gerdschwaderer--

Try right-clicking the Gecho app icon and opening it with Administrator privileges. That made the difference for me after having the same problem; I was then able to update my firmware to 0.224.

FYI, I am running Win10 x64 and had just plugged the the Gecho in for the first time. I restarted to complete the installation of the CH340 USB Serial Device Drivers as Windows was giving me error messages at first. The driver error message was resolved on reboot, but I still couldn't get the Gecho app to communicate with the Gecho as far as firmware version check is concerned. For me, running the Gecho app as admin solved this issue.

Hope this helps for you as well!

-Teddy

I thought I can click in the right bottom corner of the app, and it sais "update board firmware". Well, the Lizard is switched on, RST light blinks, and I only get the message "check for firmware update failed". Any ideas? :'(
I have the app v0.61.b, windows and ... no clue, a kickstarter gecko
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Software (PC and Mobile Apps) / Re: PC Drivers
« Last post by starbuck5250 on March 31, 2018, 04:59:36 PM »
I can report that the 3.41 driver installed OK on Win 7 32-bit, and the .061 app recognised the Gecho.

When I tried to install the same driver on Win 10 64-bit I got a generic 'Driver install failed' message, but it didn't seem to matter, as the app still recognised the Gecho.
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Hi Gerd, this message means the Gecho is connected and it's current firmware version is known, but the app cannot reach the server to check if there is a newer version available.

Could it be a firewall or such? What is your system? Also an intermittent server failure might be the cause, although very unlikely - if you tried more times and it still fails, that would rule it out.

Thanks for the heads up, looks like I need to add more explicit error messages covering the internet connection problems.
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I thought I can click in the right bottom corner of the app, and it sais "update board firmware". Well, the Lizard is switched on, RST light blinks, and I only get the message "check for firmware update failed". Any ideas? :'(
I have the app v0.61.b, windows and ... no clue, a kickstarter gecko
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