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Trouble accessing Raspberry pi 2 GPIO with python

asked 2016-03-18 02:22:58 -0500

nishthapa gravatar image

I have a scenario in which i have to take readings from a DHT11 Temperatute & Humidity sensor and publish it to a topic (I am using python so suggestions keeping python in mind would be helpful). The problem is that i need to do sudo to assess the GPIO but again rosrun is not found when in sudo. What should i do ?

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answered 2016-03-18 02:42:02 -0500

gvdhoorn gravatar image

Please try to use the search next time (or Google: $searchterms site:answers.ros.org fi), this has been asked (and answered) many times before. See Raspberry Pi 2, ROS and GPIO access for a recent one.

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But that case uses the WiringPI Library for C++. I am trying to do this with Python.

nishthapa gravatar image nishthapa  ( 2016-03-18 02:48:22 -0500 )edit

The question I linked as an example. There are many more, and also dealing with Python.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2016-03-18 03:05:31 -0500 )edit
gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2016-03-18 03:07:08 -0500 )edit

Wiringpi2 says its deprecated and wiringpi still requires sudo. What should i do ?

nishthapa gravatar image nishthapa  ( 2016-03-21 01:15:04 -0500 )edit

From _wiringpi2/README.txt:

This package has been deprecated in favour of using the name "WiringPi" which provides the same exact functionality.

It's just a name change.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2016-03-21 02:33:16 -0500 )edit
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answered 2016-03-18 02:51:16 -0500

MarkyMark2012 gravatar image

I would suggest updating your raspberry Pi distro (Jessie) https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/raspbian-jessie-is-here/. The latest version does not require SUDO access to control the GPIO ports

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"Python users used to have to launch Python with sudo in order to allow access to the GPIO lines – Python can now access GPIOs as a standard user."

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I am using Latest Raspbian Jessie. But still sudo is required it seems.

nishthapa gravatar image nishthapa  ( 2016-03-18 02:54:01 -0500 )edit

Shouldn't do - what happens if you just run a basic python script to control the IO without ROS?

MarkyMark2012 gravatar image MarkyMark2012  ( 2016-03-18 03:46:23 -0500 )edit

Sudo is still required even in a basic script.

nishthapa gravatar image nishthapa  ( 2016-03-21 03:28:08 -0500 )edit

Drop your basic script here and I'll have a look later see if I can replicate

MarkyMark2012 gravatar image MarkyMark2012  ( 2016-03-21 04:43:47 -0500 )edit

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