All, I’d like to explore the options to run our GoPiGo3 fleet with Fedora (or RHEL or CentOS). Reason is we (as in “Red Hat”) would like to showcase our edge and container application product portfolio in our robot hackathons. I’ve opened an issue, too: https://github.com/DexterInd/GoPiGo3/issues/320
I’m happy to start finddling with this but something stopped me before starting:
From what I understand there is an „old-style“ sysfs interface to GPIO that is deprecated since Kernel 4.8 or so and the new /dev/gpiochip* interface. Most modern distros are starting to use the new interface, notably Fedora-based ones. Linux kernel GPIO user space interface - #embeddedbits
On Fedora and derived the old sysfs-style interface is not enabled in the kernel and pigpiod (@cleoqc mentioned pigpiod is used now) is not available.
I’m not a Python expert and don’t now too much about the Gopigo Python bits… I would be greatful if somebody in the know could give some advise if my endeavour is feasible in the first place. Or if the gopigo software is going to use the new GPIO interface at some point.
Thanks and all the best