PiGlow with the 3.18+ kernel device trees


I just got a new PiGlow module and was very excited to try it out. I tried following the instruction on the main github page (https://github.com/pimoroni/piglow). However, due to the new device trees implemented in the new 3.18+ kernels (applicable also to updated RPi B+ models), the i2c bus needs to be activated with some additional steps as described here: http://bit.ly/1xauWlb

Or instead of adding the lines to /boot/config manually, we can use raspi-config which has been updated to work with device trees.

also, I think the user ‘pi’ needs to be added using ‘adduser’ to the ‘i2c’ group, for simplicity.

The remaining instructions on github are fine. I was wondering, shouldn’t the github instructions be modified to include this information? Or am I missing something?


Yes, they should! On to my todo list it goes :D