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Fitbit

#1 Post by cogprofessor » Sat May 28, 2016 12:12 pm

Does anyone know if it is possible to get Mepis 11 to recognize a Fitbit dongle? My apologies - it's been a long time since I've used this forum so I hope I'm using the proper etiquette. I know I should probably be providing more info than that I'm using Mepis 11. But, as I'm not sure what info to provide (and perhaps not how to find it), I'll wait for further instructions. I hope that's okay. Thanks.

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Re: Fitbit

#2 Post by Jerry3904 » Sat May 28, 2016 1:20 pm

Hi again, long time. There's people here who got it working on MX-14, so hang on a bit.
Production: 4.15.0-1-amd64, MX-17.1, AMD FX-4130 Quad-Core, GeForce GT 630/PCIe/SSE2, 8 GB, Kingston SSD 120 GB and WesternDigital 1TB
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Re: Fitbit

#3 Post by timkb4cq » Sat May 28, 2016 2:31 pm

I'll have to see if python-usb 1.0 can be backported to MEPIS 11. If it can, then I should be able to build the galileo program that allows you to sync your fitbit.
Gotta set up an M11 VM first. Haven't needed it since I upgraded my system last...
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Re: Fitbit

#4 Post by timkb4cq » Sat May 28, 2016 4:40 pm

This is going to require a number of backports to build for Mepis 11. I'll plug away as I have time since it still looks doable...
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Re: Fitbit

#5 Post by mmikeinsantarosa » Sat May 28, 2016 5:00 pm

cogprofessor wrote:Does anyone know if it is possible to get Mepis 11 to recognize a Fitbit dongle? My apologies - it's been a long time since I've used this forum so I hope I'm using the proper etiquette. I know I should probably be providing more info than that I'm using Mepis 11. But, as I'm not sure what info to provide (and perhaps not how to find it), I'll wait for further instructions. I hope that's okay. Thanks.
OOPS - missed that MX-11 detail :bagoverhead: We do have it for MX-14 & 15 though, so upgrade :happy: - mike
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Re: Fitbit

#6 Post by cogprofessor » Sun May 29, 2016 12:44 pm

Thank you, timkb4cq. I hope I am not putting you to too much trouble. Perhaps the burden should be on me to upgrade?

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Re: Fitbit

#7 Post by Richard » Sun May 29, 2016 1:41 pm

@cogprofessor,

What hardware do you want to run fitbit on?

Open a terminal, execute in a user terminal

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inxi -Fxzdropl 
and paste the output into a Code box (click on Code above the editor window and paste the output.) That will help determine what might be needed to upgrade your equipment.

MX-15 is reported to run well on older computers. Should work well on yours.
From the MX Manual http://www.mepiscommunity.org/user_manu ... ection-1.3
1.3 System requirements:
For an MX Linux system installed on a harddrive, you would normally need the following components.
(See also LiveMedium options in Section 6.6.)
Minimum
A CD/DVD drive (and BIOS capable of booting from that drive), or a live USB (and BIOS capable of booting from USB)
A modern i486 Intel or AMD processor
512 MB of RAM memory
5 GB free hard drive space
A SoundBlaster, AC97 or HDA-compatible sound card.
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Re: Fitbit

#8 Post by Jerry3904 » Sun May 29, 2016 2:01 pm

cogprofessor wrote:Thank you, timkb4cq. I hope I am not putting you to too much trouble. Perhaps the burden should be on me to upgrade?
That is certainly your best long-term solution, as more and more problems are going to come by staying with Mepis 11.
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Re: Fitbit

#9 Post by cogprofessor » Sun May 29, 2016 2:27 pm

Richard,

I had to run lspci to get this output (inxi gave me "command not found")

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bob@bob-Inspiron-1545:~$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Memory Controller Hub (rev 07)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07)
00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 03)
00:1a.1 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 03)
00:1a.2 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #6 (rev 03)
00:1a.7 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 03)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 3 (rev 03)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 5 (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1d.1 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1d.2 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 03)
00:1d.7 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 93)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation ICH9M LPC Interface Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 82801IBM/IEM (ICH9M/ICH9M-E) 4 port SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 03)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
09:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller (rev 13)
0c:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY (rev 01)
bob@bob-Inspiron-1545:~$ 
Hope that helps.

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Re: Fitbit

#10 Post by Richard » Sun May 29, 2016 4:01 pm

Yes, I forgot that Mepis 11 predates inxi.
It is now shipped with antiX and MX. A handy tool.

If your box is a Dell Inspiron 1545 - 15.6" - Pentium T4200 - 3 GB RAM - 250 GB HDD
it should run MX-15 without problem.[It runs fine on my nebooks with 1 GB RAM though more RAM is always better.]

Get the ISO and put on a USB or DVD: http://www.mepiscommunity.org/user_manu ... ection-2.2
Insert USB and determine device number, in a terminal as root, with

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# blkid
to identify/verify size and direction.
Put it on a USB of at least 4 GB as follows:

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# dd bs=4MB if=MX-15_i386.iso of=/dev/sd?
Reboot and try it out to see if your devices work. It is faster on USB than DVD.
MX17.1____: T430-2017, 8 GB RAM, 4.17.0-1-amd64 x86_64, 119 SSD
antiX-/MX-171: AA1/Eee, 1 GB RAM, 4.15.0-1-686-pae, 149 HDD
DC9, LibO605, Dropbox, FF61, FFesr, mPDFed, Py3, CherryT, Vbox
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