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[SOLVED] Driver installation problems on Win8 64bit

Posted: Wed May 08, 2013 6:02 am
by cracklecrackle
I have problems with installing the driver on Windows 8 64bit. I set Windows 8 in test mode (enables unsigned driver install) an tried to install the driver how it is described in the wiki. I use the latest river from bitbucket.

But every time when i choose the folder where the driver files in windows says there is no driver for the device in this location, see the screenshots:

Manually selected driver (destination of crazyradio drivers):
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"Browse for driver software on your computer"
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After selecting an clicking "next":
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"nRF24LU1P-F32 BOOT LDR can't be installed"
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Last screenshot says "the driver couldn't be installed - driver software for the device wasn't found".

Do anyone have the same issue or knew how to fix this problem?

Greetings,

Patrick

Re: Driver installation problems on Win8 64bit

Posted: Wed May 08, 2013 7:27 am
by atomicdog
I think you may need to reflash the CR. It looks like it didn't get programed and is stuck in the bootloader.
This wiki page shows how: http://wiki.bitcraze.se/projects:crazyradio:programming

Re: Driver installation problems on Win8 64bit

Posted: Wed May 08, 2013 9:21 am
by cracklecrackle
Thanks for your answer! I read the wiki page you postet but i'm not getting it. Can i use the graphical user interface to reflash the CR or do i have to install python etc.?

I tried to install python etc. like it is described here http://wiki.bitcraze.se/projects:crazyf ... ls:install. Python is running the windows path is set, installing PyUSB 1.X went well i think, for pyGame i used the pygame-1.9.2a0.win32-py2.7.msi from here http://pygame.org/download.shtml (hope this work as good as the .zip above?), now i don't know what to do with the libusb and where to find the "pc_util/crazyradio/" folder with the "launchBootloader.py" file and the "nrfbootload.py" file. I also searched for the firmware to flash on bitbucket, but don't find any.

I really stuck on this :?

Re: Driver installation problems on Win8 64bit

Posted: Wed May 08, 2013 9:55 am
by atomicdog
Sorry, it looks like their documentations is out of date. :oops:
I couldn't find "launchBootloader.py" or "nrfbootload.py" in the windows binary distro either.

I did find it though in the Ubuntu VM they have. But the files are in the folder projects/crazyradio-firmware/usbtools/
The files are also in the CR repository

Using the Virtualbox VM maybe be the easiest way.

Re: Driver installation problems on Win8 64bit

Posted: Wed May 08, 2013 1:12 pm
by cracklecrackle
I've now installed the VM and flashed the firmware of the CR - sadly without any effect to the drive installation in windows :cry:

Here's what i've done, maybe i did a mistake or forgot something?

First i listed the USB devices:

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bitcraze@bitcraze-ubuntu:~/projects$ lsusb
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0e0f:0003 VMware, Inc. Virtual Mouse
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0e0f:0002 VMware, Inc. Virtual USB Hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 005: ID 1915:0101 Nordic Semiconductor ASA
Looks good for me. Then i checked for updates:

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bitcraze@bitcraze-ubuntu:~/projects$ cd ~/projects/crazyflie-firmware
bitcraze@bitcraze-ubuntu:~/projects/crazyflie-firmware$ hg pull && hg update -C 2013.4
pulling from https://bitbucket.org/bitcraze/crazyflie-firmware
searching for changes
no changes found
0 files updated, 0 files merged, 0 files removed, 0 files unresolved
bitcraze@bitcraze-ubuntu:~/projects/crazyflie-firmware$ cd ~/projects/crazyflie-pc-client
bitcraze@bitcraze-ubuntu:~/projects/crazyflie-pc-client$ hg pull && hg update -C 2013.4.1
pulling from https://bitbucket.org/bitcraze/crazyflie-pc-client
searching for changes
no changes found
0 files updated, 0 files merged, 0 files removed, 0 files unresolved
After that i build the .bin:

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bitcraze@bitcraze-ubuntu:~/projects/crazyflie-pc-client$ cd ~/projects/crazyradio-firmware/
bitcraze@bitcraze-ubuntu:~/projects/crazyradio-firmware$ cd firmware/
bitcraze@bitcraze-ubuntu:~/projects/crazyradio-firmware/firmware$ make CLOAD=1 DEBUG=0
sdcc -Iinc/ --model-large --std-sdcc99 -c src/main.c -o bin/main.rel
sdcc -Iinc/ --model-large --std-sdcc99 -c src/radio.c -o bin/radio.rel
sdcc -Iinc/ --model-large --std-sdcc99 -c src/usb.c -o bin/usb.rel
src/usb.c:600: warning 197: keyword 'data' is deprecated, use '__data' instead
sdcc -Iinc/ --model-large --std-sdcc99 -c src/usbDescriptor.c -o bin/usbDescriptor.rel
sdcc -Iinc/ --model-large --std-sdcc99 -c src/led.c -o bin/led.rel
sdcc -Iinc/ --model-large --std-sdcc99 -c src/utils.c -o bin/utils.rel
sdcc --xram-loc 0x8000 --xram-size 2048 --model-large bin/main.rel
bin/radio.rel bin/usb.rel bin/usbDescriptor.rel bin/led.rel bin/utils.rel
-o bin/cradio.ihx
objcopy -I ihex bin/cradio.ihx -O binary bin/cradio.bin
And at least i flashed the CR:

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bitcraze@bitcraze-ubuntu:~/projects/crazyradio-firmware/firmware$ cd ~/projects/crazyradio-firmware/usbtools/
bitcraze@bitcraze-ubuntu:~/projects/crazyradio-firmware/usbtools$ sudo python nrfbootload.py flash ../firmware/bin/cradio.bin
[sudo] password for bitcraze:
Found nRF24LU1 bootloader version 18.0
Flashing:
  Flashing 5635 bytes...
Flashing done!
Verifying:
  Reading ../firmware/bin/cradio.bin...
  Reading 5635 bytes from the flash...
Verification succeded!
I reconnected the CR to windows and tried to install the driver know, result is exactly the same as before, if i install the drive by choosing it manually from the download location windows responds "the driver couldn't be installed - driver software for the device wasn't found". Here's a screenshot:
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Do you have any other ideas what i can check or have i done a mistake?

Greetings,

Patrick

Re: Driver installation problems on Win8 64bit

Posted: Wed May 08, 2013 5:29 pm
by atomicdog
The description in device manager is still wrong. It should say "Crazyradio USB Dongle" if the CR firmware was running.

What description for the CR does virtual box show?

Re: Driver installation problems on Win8 64bit

Posted: Thu May 09, 2013 9:19 pm
by cracklecrackle
I flashed the CR several times and after changing to a different usb port the CR was correctly displayed in the device manager from windows, now everything works :D

Thanks for help to everyone!