Fadi wrote:the only thing I have yet to try is the esptool, which I think I will in the next few hours.
My "assignment" for this week is getting esptool.py to communicate to my ESP8266.
Considering your experience with self-built code I initially intend to use a pre-build binary that is known to work for others. Like the latest firmware from Espressif.
I assume that you have tried that successfully?
BTW, do you use the Lubuntu VM, or another platform?