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Linux support for Picoscope 3200A series

Postby moatazsawi » Mon Jul 07, 2014 6:47 am

I am planning to purchase Picoscope 3204A and install it in Ubuntu 13.10 OS, so we want to the know the kernel of the Ubuntu 11.04 that support the driver for Picoscope 3200A devices to insure if it could work in our OS.

Besides that, as indicated in the driver installation website that the driver do not fully support every function in every product, so what is the list of the functions supported by the linux driver for Picoscope 3204A devices.
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Re: Linux support for Picoscope 3200A series

Postby mario_ » Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:43 am

Hi moatazsawi,

PS3204A is supported via libps3000a driver. This driver has all the features available via programmable API as the windows driver. It is the PicoScope 6 for Linux that misses features. We are working on getting the same level of functionality between those two versions. Although Ubuntu 11.04 is not within our test range (mainly we focus on Ubuntu 12.04 and above) I don't see any reason why the driver wouldn't work on older version.
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Re: Linux support for Picoscope 3200A series

Postby Shiva » Sat Mar 28, 2015 8:11 pm

I have also a 3204A. I like to use it on an old acer PC with XUBUNTU (was Win XP).
I am not good in Linux.
I use the https://www.picotech.com/downloads/linux
After copy and paste 2 lines in the terminal I get (in Dutch):
"Kan niet naar '‘-’' schrijven (Gebroken pijp).----> Can not write to "-" (broken pipe) "
After copy and paste the next 2 lines of the 4 line s in the terminal, I read (in Dutch):
"E: Kan pakket picoscope niet vinden---->cannot find picoscope."

What is wrong ?
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Re: Linux support for Picoscope 3200A series

Postby mario_ » Mon Mar 30, 2015 7:14 am

The instruction on the website are sometimes displayed in a wrong way on certain browsers. A newline is injected after ">" in the first line. Make sure the following is just one line in you terminal:
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sudo bash -c 'echo "deb http://labs.picotech.com/debian/ picoscope main" >/etc/apt/sources.list.d/picoscope.list'


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Re: Linux support for Picoscope 3200A series

Postby Shiva » Tue Apr 07, 2015 12:00 am

Thank you, the software is installed, BUT

I also downloaded the linux driver.
(with apt-get as [updater] for my XUBUNTU)
But the program said: no suitable device found.
I did plug the USB in, and the red led light is on.

Who can help me ???
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Re: Linux support for Picoscope 3200A series

Postby Martyn » Tue Apr 14, 2015 10:00 am

What messages do you see in the logs ? is it trying to connect ?
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Re: Linux support for Picoscope 3200A series

Postby Shiva » Sun May 03, 2015 9:10 am

I dont know why, but now it works.
Thank you for standing by to help me. :)
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