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64bit Linux drivers for 3000A/B series

Postby PRJeanneret » Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:40 pm

Is there any progress on 64bit Linux drivers for the 3000A/B series 'scopes? I've a 3206B and all the machines I could connect it to are 64bit. It's a bit sad having to run a virtual machine just to talk to my PicoScope

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Re: 64bit Linux drivers for 3000A/B series

Postby Martyn » Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:11 am

Unfortunately we don't have these at present. 64bit drivers are in the development plan so keep checking back.
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Re: 64bit Linux drivers for 3000A/B series

Postby darkstar » Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:32 pm

Is there a timescale for these drivers? Unless its the next few weeks I'll have to purchase equipment from another company.

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Re: 64bit Linux drivers for 3000A/B series

Postby Martyn » Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:49 pm

I am sorry, although they are on the horizon, it will not be a few weeks as other projects are taking priority.
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Re: 64bit Linux drivers for 3000A/B series

Postby PRJeanneret » Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:43 am

So what are the timescales on this? Months? Years?

I'm quite disappointed at the level of Linux support for picotech devices. When I bought my 'scope I was specifically looking out for a device which could be used on my machines. This was over a year ago and still we're waiting. I think that the scopes themselves are great devices especially so when you factor in the pricing, but the picoscope application software lets you down. The kit could be used for so much more & engineers are out there with the ideas and skills to make these new applications happen. We just need the drivers.

Are the 64bit drivers dramatically different from the 32bit ones? If resourcing is the problem, would you consider contracting out the work?

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Re: 64bit Linux drivers for 3000A/B series

Postby Martyn » Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:39 pm

Have you tried running the 32bit driver and console application on your 64bit machines ?

We have successfully tried this with Ubuntu 11.10 64bit.
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Re: 64bit Linux drivers for 3000A/B series

Postby PRJeanneret » Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:16 am

Hi Martyn,

The driver seems to go in ok but I can build the console app as it complains that the libraries aren't compatible. libps3000a and libusb_pico-1.0 are both built for i386 machines and it needs x86-64.

Were your tests built on for 64bit, or were they compiled on a 32bit machine?

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Re: 64bit Linux drivers for 3000A/B series

Postby Martyn » Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:54 am

You need to compile for 32bit on the 64bit machine, or compile on a 32bit machine.
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Re: 64bit Linux drivers for 3000A/B series

Postby PRJeanneret » Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:18 am

Oooh, didn't know I could do that. It works! Ok it's not ideal as I can't recompile everything 32bit, so proper 64bit drivers and libraries would be a nicer option, but I think I can get away with building a server applet to do the interfacing and get "real" application to talk to it over TCP/IP. As I said not ideal, but it does introduce a few more nice options to my idea as a side-effect.

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Re: 64bit Linux drivers for 3000A/B series

Postby Rudolf » Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:18 pm

Martyn wrote:Have you tried running the 32bit driver and console application on your 64bit machines ?
We have successfully tried this with Ubuntu 11.10 64bit.

How to install the 32bit driver on 64bit Linux (Fedora) ?
The install script from driver package fails.
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Re: 64bit Linux drivers for 3000A/B series

Postby Martyn » Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:32 pm

I haven't tried on Fedora, and currently do not have a system to try it on. Can you post the script install errors you are getting and we may be able to work out what is happening.
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