I get errors installing with opkg or doing ntpupdate to set the time. How can that be resolved?

You'll need internet connectivity to your BeagleBone Black in order to install the IO Python Library. Ensure that you can access the internet. You can try: ping adafruit.com as an example, or if you're using the HDMI out, and have a desktop, open a browser and test out the internet.

First, ensure you have ethernet connected to a switch or router. Or, if you've setup wifi using one of our guides, ensure that it's working properly.

Next, you can try to fix this by adding a DNS nameserver. Simply do that with the following command:
Download: file
echo nameserver 8.8.8.8 > /etc/resolv.conf

Where is the source for the Adafruit BBIO python core?

Check it! -> http://github.com/adafruit/adafruit-beaglebone-io-python

Does the Adafruit BBIO library support Python 3?

It's close. Everything is in place, but we mostly need people to test it, and submit any bugs (with fixes would be nice!) to the GitHub repository.

I have some ideas to improve the library, how should I contribute?

The source code is located on GitHub here. Please submit pull requests with your code, along with tests supporting it.

If you have any bugs, please submit them there as well.

If you have any questions on how to use the library, please ask them on the Adafruit Forums as they will be answered quickly there.

This guide was first published on Jun 13, 2013. It was last updated on Jun 13, 2013. This page (FAQ) was last updated on May 04, 2015.