I have downloaded the SD image and have booted to the desktop.
I have updated the firmware of the board to 1.1
after a reboot I am attempting to run for the first time

I run and get an error
pi@raspberrypi ~/Desktop/GoPiGo/Software/Python $ ./
from: can’t read /var/mail/gopigo
./ line 5: syntax error near unexpected token stop' ./ line 5:atexit.register(stop)’

looking at the python script it looks like the first error is from
from gopigo import *

atexit does exist in the directory
-rw-r–r-- 1 pi pi 1546885 Dec 5 23:43 atexit
-rwxr-xr-x 1 pi pi 818 Dec 5 23:46
drwxr-xr-x 4 pi pi 4096 Jul 29 05:11 build
drwxr-xr-x 2 pi pi 4096 Jul 29 05:11 dist
drwxr-xr-x 15 pi pi 4096 Dec 5 23:19 Examples
drwxr-xr-x 2 pi pi 4096 Jul 29 05:11 GoPiGo.egg-info
-rwxr-xr-x 1 pi pi 8457 Dec 5 23:19
drwxr-xr-x 3 pi pi 4096 Dec 5 23:19 other_scripts
-rwxr-xr-x 1 pi pi 613 Dec 5 23:19
-rwxr-xr-x 1 pi pi 462 Jul 29 03:49
-rw-r–r-- 1 pi pi 11673465 Dec 5 23:41 sys
drwxr-xr-x 2 pi pi 4096 Jul 29 03:49 tests


I solved my issue. I was running the script from the shell and not running python then the script.


Good to hear. Glad it worked out.

Now that I have everything working including VNC. I am having trouble testing the GoPiGo. I get this message too, but I don’t understand what it means regarding the shell.


Hi Michael,
Try running the code with python and not the shell:

Let us know if this helps. If it does not, do post the error that you are getting.


I think the original problem was that the python program was being called in the command line like this:


The correct way to call the program is:

sudo python