Setup didn’t go so well so I could with a little help to get started.
I received one of the original Photons back in 2015 and it’s been sitting on the shelf ever since waiting for me to get around to it. Well, I just have, and this is a way of saying it’s pretty old, which may be relevant.
I setup the Photon using the phone app, which appeared to work of sorts but the connection process was immediate, no update with accompanying flashing purple LED, so I’m not sure what state it’s in. The guide also says the app should be showing the Tinker screen at this point, but it didn’t appear and I can’t find it anywhere.
I’m using Linux Mint 17.1 with a wired network connection (no wifi). I tried using the USB serial connection to re-setup the wifi using particle serial wifi - auto wifi scan yields error ‘EHOSTUNREACH’ and manual setup returns repeated ‘Obtaining device information…’ and nothing else. But… the Photon is breathing cyan which sounds optimistic.
The troubleshooting guide suggests that maybe I should update the firmware manually since this appears not to have happened automatically - is this what I need to do? I’ve taken a quick look at dfu-util, mine is at version 0.5 but a post on the community forum indicates at least 0.8 is needed, so I’m reluctant to try.
Guidance will be appreciated!