Synology BlinkStick


#1

Hi,

I have installed python 2.7, boostrapped my synology for opkg and installed libusb, installed pip libusb1, blinkstick.
When I write blinkstick in terminal I get ValueError: No backend available.

I have spent over two days trying to figure out why it is still giving me this error but no success yet.
Is anyone able to help me please?

Thanks.


#2

Hello Bogdan and welcome to the forums.

I´ve copied a possible solution out of a reported issue in github. Maybe this could be helpfull also in your case:

If you already have BlinkStick Python package installed, please run the following commands:

sudo pip uninstall -y pyusb
sudo pip install pyusb==1.0.0b1

If you don’t have BlinkStick Python package already installed on the system, run the following commands:

sudo pip install pyusb==1.0.0b1
sudo pip install blinkstick

Test by running the following command:

sudo blinkstick --info

#3

Hi,

Unfortunately I still have the same problem. I have tried this myself some time ago.
I really want to get this to work.
This is a screenshot of what happens after the commands above:


#4

Definitely seems to be a problem with libusb. No idea what excactly it could be.
Please take a look at this thread:

I hope it helps.


#5

Synology doesn’t have apt-get.
I can only use opkg but it does install the same version.
I have the ‘executable’ in many lib folders but it doesn’t seem to be picked up.


#6

Hmmm… I would really like to help but for me it is a bit fishing in muddy waters…
You´ve tried for days… I think you already have found this one:


#7

This is what it is looking for… Shouldn’t it be libusb-0.1.so? I have renamed it and so on but it still doesn’t work.


#8

I think this could be due to some sort of problem preventing PyUSB from finding libusb on Synology. Also you should be using libusb-1.0 for BlinkStick.

Have a look at this thread as you may find some useful information:

https://github.com/walac/pyusb/issues/120


#9

Yes that was a type when I wrote 0.1 instead of 1.0.
I have read that yesterday but there is nothing that worked unfortunately…


#10

I have seen other users attempting to us BlinkStick with Synology, but I don’t think anybody had success. Can you tell me the model number of your device I could look up to see if I can buy one to test myself?


#11

It is a DS216+II.
There are many ways for blinkstick to display Synology tasks visually including showing download status, ping check and so on. There are so many ways that I can use blinkstick with it.


#12

Thanks for the info. Just ordered one and should arrive on Monday. I should be able to hook it up and see how to get BlinkStick running on it. Will keep you updated!


#13

Thank you :).
Let’s hope your Synology comes handy!


#14

Well, based on your description it seems to be a very cool device! And you can never have too much of NAS storage :grin:


#15

The operating system is amazing (obviously a few issues if you are trying to break into it like with blinkstick). That is the main reason I bought it. You can get git/svn gitlab, http, anything basically live in a few moments. It even supports docker.


#16

This sounds even better! Just for gitlab it is going to be worth it then!


#17

Hey arvydas,

are the any news about your attempt to get a blinkstick work with a Synology NAS?


#18

I would not count on him.
He is really unprofessional.

I have received a defective blinkstick, emailed him 5 times in total and he only said that he is busy. Been months now and he completely ignored my request and the synology issue.

I would not recommend anyone to buy these.


#19

I do not agree. I´ve got a lot of professional support. I can only explain a missing reaction with he did not receive your message. I will see if I can reach him somehow.