Odrive (sometimes) won't connect to Jetson TX2 (ubuntu 16.04)


I’ve been running my odrive off of my laptop (ubuntu 16.04) without issue, but it’s time to switch to a Jetson and I’m having trouble connecting to the odrive in odrivetool (or with odrive.find_any()).

Most of the time, if I run odrivetool -v shell I get this:


Sometimes with the please connect your ODrive at the end and sometimes without.
Sometimes I get lucky and get the “connected to odrive as odrv0” after 5-10 seconds, but the majority of the time nothing happens (even for 20+ minutes). This isn’t a problem on my laptop at all.

If I kill power to the odrive, I get this:

So I know that odrivetool has found the odrive.

I added some debug statements in the Fibre library to find the line it’s getting stuck on:

Looks like #69 in discovery.py is not returning
json_bytes = channel.remote_endpoint_read_buffer(0)

Following it down the function calls we get to:
on line 297 in protocol.py (in remote_endpoint_operation).

And continuing the stack trace to line 98 in usbbulk_transport.py
ret = self.epw.write(usbBuffer, 0)

Not sure where to go from here…


Hm not sure why the implementation would hang on that line on one platform and not another. Can you try to change line 98 in usbbulk_transport to:

ret = self.epw.write(usbBuffer, timeout=1)

let me know.


So that makes it raise TimeoutErrors (“no response - probably incompatible” in the except in discovery.py)


I had been using python2 (on both machines), and I just tried using python3 instead on the Jetson.

Error different now:

in protocol.py -> remote_endpoint_operation
is calling wait_any() in fibre.utils, which is returning TimeoutError.

So I guess this is a more reasonable error? It’s not setting events properly?


It seems I can get a connection within 4-5 tries if I call odrive.find_any(timeout in {10,15 secs}). I can make this work on my end, so while I’m happy to try out any debug steps, I can also leave it as is.


Reflashed odrive with latest firmware and issue is gonzos.