7 Replies Latest reply on Mar 19, 2015 4:58 PM by mikejn1

    Confused about GPIO

    kelan

      Hi all,

       

      I recently got a Raspberry pi and am loving it so far. The only problem I have encountered is GPIO. If I understand correctly, I need to download something to use them in python. I have tried everything  that i could find without success:

       

      $ sudo python

      >>> import RPi.GPIO as GPIO

       

      (which came up with something about the file not existing)

       

      and

       

      $ wget http://pypi.python.org/packages/source/R/RPi.GPIO/RPi.GPIO-0.1.0.tar.gz

       

      (which said that the website wasn't available or something)

       

      I have tried updating/upgrading the software with

       

      $ sudo apt-get update


      (which I think came up with some errors)


      and


      $ sudo apt-get upgrade


      (seemed to work)


      What should I do? Am I doing something wrong?  I "inherited" the Raspberry pi, so i don't know when it was bought and it came with a preinstalled sd card so i'm not 100% sure what it is running but I think raspbian.

       

      Many Thanks,

       

      Kelan