Pan Tilt Hat Motion Eye OS action buttons

I found it quite handy to use WinSCP to copy all *.py settings to my LapTop. It gives me an easy view how to setup/modify the settings in each file. As well they serve as backup for new installations on any MoEyeOS may it be RPiZW, RPi2B, RPi3A&B or RPi4

I have a ton of setup and tweak files. I have 2 dozen of so Pi’s half or more of which are setup and used on a regular basis. The tweaks I do to every one of them are on a thumb drive and backed up on my PC.
Stuff like killing the rainbow screen on boot. Stopping the cursor from always going to the Raspberry in the status bar on boot up. My custom clock layout etc. Stuff like that.

Interesting, how do stop cursor from goingto status bar on boot ?

edit /etc/xdg/lxsession/LXDE-pi/autostart
and remove the point-rpi line.

It appears the cursor always going to status bar fix is no longer required. Once you do a sudo apt update, sudo apt upgrade it will default to center screen on a reboot or power up. The Pi foundation patched it themselves, likely after feedback asking them to fix it so it doesn’t default to going to the raspberry every boot up.

And more on topic, I redid my Pan Tilt setup yesterday. I wanted to swap in a faster bigger Micro SD card. I got Motion Eye all working the way I wanted then ran my one master script. No typo’s and no errors. =)
I even rolled in the LED’s off and start up preset into the one script. Clip past into Putty and reboot, done deal.

hello alphanumeric,
i’m so noob in linux command, can you explain your method for create a up button GUI for exemple ? i can’t create a file :(
in SSH :
nano /data/etc/up_1 ==> open file, copy, paste
#!/bin/bash
/usr/bin/python/data/etc/up.py

ctrl + X and Yes for save

i can’t save the file :( i’m error message “[ Error writing /data/etc/up_1: No such file or directory ]”

please help me

Did you log in as root? It may be a permission issue. When I log in via putty the first open windows says
“log in as”, I just type in root and hit enter.

i’m using a “terminal” from mac os and i’m connect to “ssh pi@192.168…” i trying with sudo also it’s a same things. (sudo nano /data/etc…)

sudo nano is what I use when on a Pi in Raspbian.
If I do that in putty on Motion Eye I get a command not found error.
Your trying to do this on Motion Eye OS right?
Have a look at this, it was posted earlier. I found it after I figured it all out the hard way.

I’m use MotionEye (no OS)…

Sorry for the sporadic replies, I’m having a hard time today with chronic pain issues.
Anyway, in putty if I clip and past all the code from mkdir to that last EOF command in that link I posted. The whole block of code as its listed, it creates all the files and folders in one go. I added to it my presets and a couple of other tweaks and saved it as a text file. Now if I have to reinstall I can setup my action buttons quick and easy with one clip and past into putty. The following is just the up down left right part from that link.

mkdir /data/etc/python-scripts/
cat <<EOF >>/data/etc/left_1
#!/bin/bash
/usr/bin/python /data/etc/python-scripts/left.py
EOF
cat <<EOF >>/data/etc/right_1
#!/bin/bash
/usr/bin/python /data/etc/python-scripts/right.py
EOF
cat <<EOF >>/data/etc/up_1
#!/bin/bash
/usr/bin/python /data/etc/python-scripts/up.py
EOF
cat <<EOF >>/data/etc/down_1
#!/bin/bash
/usr/bin/python /data/etc/python-scripts/down.py
EOF
cat <<EOF >>/data/etc/preset1_1
#!/bin/bash
/usr/bin/python /data/etc/python-scripts/reset.py
EOF
chmod +x /data/etc/left_1 /data/etc/right_1 /data/etc/up_1 /data/etc/down_1 /data/etc/preset1_1
cat <<EOF >>/data/etc/python-scripts/left.py
#!/usr/bin/python

import time
import pantilthat

currentPos = pantilthat.get_servo_one()
newPos = currentPos +20
if newPos >= 80: newPos = 80
pantilthat.servo_one(newPos)
time.sleep(1)
EOF
cat <<EOF >>/data/etc/python-scripts/right.py
#!/usr/bin/python

import time
import pantilthat

currentPos = pantilthat.get_servo_one()
#print (currentPos)
newPos = currentPos - 20
if newPos <= -80: newPos = -80
pantilthat.servo_one(newPos)
time.sleep (1)
EOF
cat <<EOF >>/data/etc/python-scripts/up.py
#!/usr/bin/python

import time
import pantilthat

currentPos = pantilthat.get_servo_two()
#print (currentPos)
newPos = currentPos - 20
if newPos <= -80: newPos = -80
pantilthat.servo_two(newPos)
time.sleep (1)
EOF
cat <<EOF >>/data/etc/python-scripts/down.py
#!/usr/bin/python

import time
import pantilthat

currentPos = pantilthat.get_servo_two()
newPos = currentPos +20
if newPos >= 80: newPos = 80
pantilthat.servo_two(newPos)
time.sleep(1)
EOF
cat <<EOF >>/data/etc/python-scripts/reset.py
#!/usr/bin/python

import time
import pantilthat

pantilthat.servo_one(0)
pantilthat.servo_two(0)
time.sleep(1)
EOF