Access to CAN-Bus

Diez B. Roggisch deets at
Mon Jun 9 09:15:11 CEST 2008

Thin Myrna schrieb:
> I'd like to access some drive hardware via CAN bus from Python under Linux
> (sending rec'ing PDOs). Googling around I couldn't find a Python package,
> but people who said that they are doing this, though. I guess they are
> using their home brewn software. 
> Any pointer to 
> -  such software (anyone willing to share his experience?)
> -  how to write such software?
> Under Windows, I guess, I could use some COM or ctypes functionality to
> access the hardware vendor's hardware. What if I wanted to access such
> hardware from Linux? Is there a package that allows that in a vendor (who
> doesn't support Linux) independent way?

I've never heard of a OS-level CAN-bus-integration. So I doubt that 
there is any vendor-independent way.

Doesn't your CAN-bus-interface have some library or driver support?


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