Linux

Demand for Linux applications is growing steadily in the networking and scientific communities. Linux offers powerful networking and internet facilities, is very robust and there are no licence fees.

Please note that these builds are not formally tested and should be considered beta quality. The Linux drivers are offered as a service to Pico Technology customers and do not fully support every function in every product. Whilst we will do our best to help Linux customers, a timely response to questions or problems can not be guaranteed. For this reason we suggest you use our support forum to discuss using Pico products with Linux.

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PicoScope 6 and device drivers for Linux are now distributed via online repositories. To use them, configure your package manager (in terminal) accordingly to your distribution:

+Debian / Ubuntu / Mint (apt-get)
  1. Add repository to the updater
    sudo bash -c 'echo "deb http://labs.picotech.com/debian/ picoscope main" >
    /etc/apt/sources.list.d/picoscope.list'
  2. Import public key
    wget -O - http://labs.picotech.com/debian/dists/picoscope/Release.gpg.key | sudo apt-key add -
  3. Update package manager cache
    sudo apt-get update
  4. Install PicoScope
    sudo apt-get install picoscope

To fully support PicoScope 6 on Linux your system has to provide Mono installation 2.10.8 or newer.

+OpenSUSE 12/13 (zypper)
  1. Add repository to the updater
    sudo zypper addrepo http://labs.picotech.com/rpm picoscope
  2. Import public key
    sudo rpmkeys --import http://labs.picotech.com/rpm/repodata/repomd.xml.key
  3. Update package manager cache
    sudo zypper refresh
  4. Install PicoScope
    sudo zypper install picoscope

To fully support PicoScope 6 on Linux your system has to provide Mono installation 2.10.8 or newer.

+Fedora 20 / CentOS 6 (yum)
  1. Add repository to the updater
    sudo curl -o /etc/yum.repos.d/picoscope.repo http://labs.picotech.com/rpm/picoscope.repo
  2. Import public key
    sudo rpmkeys --import http://labs.picotech.com/rpm/repodata/repomd.xml.key
  3. Update package manager cache
    sudo yum check-update
  4. install PicoScope
    sudo yum install picoscope

To fully support PicoScope 6 on Linux your system has to provide Mono installation 2.10.8 or newer.On information how to get Mono installed on CentOS 6 follow instruction in this forum thread.

Visit our forum for more information

Download Linux Drivers for Your USB Pico Products

To use only driver relevant to your device without PicoScope, first configure online repository as in steps 1-3 that matches your system.

To install the driver choose the package supporting your device by running following commands (replace [updater] with the right tool configured earlier: Debian/Ubuntu/Mint ->apt-get, OpenSUSE ->zypper, Fedora/Centos ->yum):

  1. Install a driver for:
    a) PicoScope 2104, 2105, 2202, 2203, 2204, 2205, 2204A, 2205A devices
    sudo [updater] install libps2000

    b) PicoScope 2205MSO, 2206, 2207, 2208, 2206A, 2207A, 2208A devices
    sudo [updater] install libps2000a

    c) PicoScope 3204, 3205, 3206, 3223, 3224, 3423, 3424, 3425 devices
    sudo [updater] install libps3000

    d) PicoScope 3204A/B/MSO, 3205A/B/MSO, 3206A/B/MSO, 3207A/B, 3404A/B, 3405A/B, 3406A/B devices
    sudo [updater] install libps3000a

    e) PicoScope 4223, 4224, 4226, 4227, 4262, 4423, 4424 devices
    sudo [updater] install libps4000

    f) PicoScope 4824 device
    sudo [updater] install libps4000a

    g) PicoScope 5203, 5204 devices
    sudo [updater] install libps5000

    h) PicoScope 5242A/B, 5243A/B, 5244A/B, 5442A/B, 5443A/B, 5444A/B devices
    sudo [updater] install libps5000a

    i) PicoScope 6402, 6403, 6404, 6402A/B/C/D, 6403A/B/C/D, 6404A/B/C/D, 6407 devices
    sudo [updater] install libps6000

Download Legacy Linux Drivers for Your Pico Products

To download Linux drivers for your Pico product simply select your product from the list below.

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