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Picoscope 6 Beta won't start without root

Postby wharvey » Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:57 am

I am running Ubuntu 16.04 (Gnome) with all the latest updates.

I installed the latest Picoscope 6 Beta.
Installation appears to finish without any problems.
When I try to run it, from the GUI or the command line, nothing happens, no messages, no nothing.
If I try to run it from the command line as root, it appears to start up normally,

We originally bought two of these scopes, 5244B, because they were supposed to run under Linux. They have always had stability problems running under linux, and have always been behind in features from the Windows versions.
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Re: Picoscope 6 Beta won't start without root

Postby Hitesh » Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:44 am

Hi wharvey,

Has your standard user account been added to the Pico group? This is required to run the PicoScope application.

We are working towards feature parity between the Microsoft Windows, Linux and macOS platforms, although this will not be until the next major release.


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