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VmWare on linux host

Postby VincenzoV » Tue Sep 10, 2013 6:33 pm

Hi all

I'm a linux user (debian wheeze, kernel 3.2.0-4-amd64). To run Picoscope (latest version) I use VmWare Player 6 (latest). My oscilloscopes are 3405A and 2205

Using new PC (i7, USB3 Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210) software finds ocilloscope and start comunication (I can hear some click from it, as usual) but after some second all leds are off and no more comunication between oscilloscope and PC.

I tried:
* Virtualized XP, 7, 8; 32 and 64 bit
* Newer linux kernel

Other USB hardware (disk, emulator) work fine on same virtualized machine

With same PC and native Win8/64 all works fine

Using a pretty old PC (core 2, USB2, same OS/kernel/vmware) all work fine in virtualized machine.

Someone can help me?
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Re: VmWare on linux host

Postby Martyn » Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:59 am

Getting Picoscope to work on a VM has always been a bit hit and miss. Generally the problems are related to the USB interface and how the Picoscope device restarts once the firmware has been loaded into it. Other devices may not be using the USB in the same way that we do. Searching the web for others experiencing similiar problems with different hardware on the same release of VM may help.

For this reason we are currently looking at providing a Linux front end for the new drivers that we have just released http://www.picotech.com/support/topic12745.html
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Re: VmWare on linux host

Postby Martyn » Mon Sep 16, 2013 11:54 am

Is the USB port a USB3 one running as a USB2 ?
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