Linux version

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  1. dampfan

    dampfan Member

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    Are there any plans for a Linux version of the NFE tools?

    If i could upload Arctic Foy to my devices with Linux, i wouldn't have to boot Windows anymore (what I do regard as big plus, in comfort, easy of use and in security/privacy).
     
  2. ReikoKitsune

    ReikoKitsune Developer
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    May be in the 2020 ;)
     
  3. dampfan

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    Majkl1st New Member

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    I successfully managed to pair NFE Toolbox and upload ArcticFox FW into two eLeaf Picos, one iStick TC 200W and one Cuboid - on my Linux box - using Oracle VM VirtualBox with Windows 7 installed inside. Just be sure to append "JOYETECH USB" or similar device into the virtual machine before pairing it.

    Also if you cannot upload ArcticFox FW and almost brick your Pico (hold + and - to unbrick), check USB devices of the Virtual Machine again at the very moment the upload freezes. Pico (maybe other mods as well) tends to change its USB name and address during this step for a brief moment.
     
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    I also, use VB to run NFE. If developers do not plan a native solution, we can try to create a proprietary one, based on wine. This is not an ideal solution, but we can try :) In any case, this will be faster, than waiting for 2020 :D
     
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    The thing is Wine does not have any USB hardware compatibility. For example, when running any emulator via Wine, one cannot assign controls to a usb controller (unless he's using joy2key or similar workaround). That's why using VB is our only option so far.
    The NFE Toolbox source code is open, maybe there is a way to make a minimalistic CLI firmware updater, just for uploading ArcticfoxFW into the mod.
     
  7. SpityuHun

    SpityuHun New Member

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    please make linux version...
     
  8. kodus

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    O RLY?
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    Install fresh wine (2.0.1 or later) from winehq.org
    Install fresh winetricks from https://github.com/Winetricks/winetricks (the file is here)
    Install .net 4.0:
    $winetricks dotnet40
    Then make device accesable (rw) for user (or do all of this as root :))
    $sudo chmod 606 /dev/hidraw(X) (the last hidraw that appears after mod has been connected, this must be done after each mod connection)
    And boot wine, run service for work with HID devices and launch main program:
    $wineboot
    $wine cmd
    z:\>net start winebus
    z:\>cd /d d:\path\to\nfe-tools\in\wine
    d:\path\to\nfe-tools\in\wine>NToolbox.exe
    (https://wiki.winehq.org/Hid)

    That has been done in Mint 17.3.
    Just out of curiosity :)

    Attempt to flash firmware failed -- mod is not visible after restart.

    Английским владею только на чтение, поэтому написал, как умел.
    Если какой- труЪ-красноглазик обвесит всё это скриптами, будет, думаю, хорошо.

    И да, при попытке прошить мод перезагружается и не видится компом. Что-то надо перезапустить или ещё где скомандовать, но это позже.
     
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  9. Majkl1st

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    Thanks for the info :) Still it's more work than it's worth. I have no trouble booting up my WinVM once a month just to upgrade AF on my vaping device.
     
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  11. ReikoKitsune

    ReikoKitsune Developer
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    I knew NFE Toolbox can be run on the Linux/OS X through wine and other windows environemt emulators.
    Original question was about native support.
     
  12. spalife

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    Jumped a hoop there, from Forum topic to thread topic.
    My intention was to save your resources on macOS port.

    Thanks for the well Designed, Developed, Documented Firmware.
     
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  13. dil3mm4

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    @ReikoKitsune it's about time.... :D:D:D:D:D:D:D
     
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  14. maelstrom2001

    maelstrom2001 Developer
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    My apologies :) but it's PODs and strange devices time. It's a miracle that we still have the community :)
     
  15. dil3mm4

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    Ooof, I don't even know what a POD is lmaooo.
    I've been out of the game so long.
    Yesterday I've restores my wismec Rx gen3 dual and I was happy enough to found you guys still here providing Arcticfox.
    Hope you guys are all doing well.
     
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  16. Red White

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    My guess is that he's talking about those fancy POD-systems (puff-on-demand, I guess?).
    Weirdly enough, one can say, but I'm about to flash Arctic Fox firmware into my third newly acquired device (iStick by Eleaf, once again), so I'm still interested if there's anything planned about further support of their ubiquitous microcontrollers they used to put in the devices mentioned on your project's home page.

    Actually, sharing P1x protocol version specs could help attracting new enthusiasts, don't you think so?