I have set up a RPi3 with Ubuntu Mate 2 weeks ago and I am very pleased with the OS and its polished development so far. However I recently bought a Scroll Phat and would like to use it for live updates from my WWWServer+Weather station. I have had trouble trying to get it to install and run with Python3 in this environment.
Here is the crash report the “test-all.py” program produces when run
Python 3.5.2 (default, Jul 5 2016, 12:43:10)
[GCC 5.4.0 20160609] on linux
Type “copyright”, “credits” or “license()” for more information.
====== RESTART: /home/rob/RPi3/scroll-phat-master/examples/test-all.py ======
Traceback (most recent call last):
File “/home/rob/RPi3/scroll-phat-master/examples/test-all.py”, line 7, in
File “”, line 969, in _find_and_load
File “”, line 958, in _find_and_load_unlocked
File “”, line 664, in _load_unlocked
File “”, line 634, in _load_backward_compatible
File “/usr/local/lib/python3.5/dist-packages/scrollphat-0.0.6-py3.5.egg/scrollphat/init.py”, line 16, in
controller = IS31FL3730(smbus, font)
File “/usr/local/lib/python3.5/dist-packages/scrollphat-0.0.6-py3.5.egg/scrollphat/IS31FL3730.py”, line 17, in init
self.bus = self.bus.SMBus(1)
FileNotFoundError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
I have attempted to build and install the smBus for python3 and also enable the i2c on start up. However to no avail.
Am I likely to get help here or would it be best pursued in the Ubuntu-Mate forums?
I have been playing with RPi for a year or two but thsi is my first serious hardware experiment, so I apologise in advance if this request is unreasonable or unclear. Most of the advice I have so far read is for “raspbian”, so sorry to eb contrary and use U-Mate.