i have got a longer ethernet cable and used wget to download the RPi.GPIO package.
i performed sudo apt-get update which completed ok
I then performed ' sudo apt-get install python' which updated succesfully
i used 'wget http://pypi
RPi.GPIO-0.3.1a.tar.gz' and this completed ok
i ran tar
Tar zxf RPi.GPIO-0.3.1a.tar.gz and this unpacked the files into RPi.GPIO-0.3.1a
i used 'cd RPi.GPIO-0.3.1a' to change the directory
i ran 'sudo python setup.py install' and this worked producing quite a lot of messages the final lines were
finished processing dependencies for RPi.GPIO-0.3.1a'
when i invoke python and type
>> import RPi.GPIO as GPIO
'Import error no module named GPIO'
this is probably trivial but beyond me at the moment