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Problem with Pithon PicoScope 6403A Interface for Ubuntu

Postby ishoro13 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 6:28 pm

OS: Ubuntu 16.10
PicoScope: 6403A
PicoScope Interface: Python

Currently done:
1. Insalteded Linux Drivers for Your USB Pico Products from https://www.picotech.com/downloads/linux
2. Downloaded PicoScope Python Interface from https://github.com/colinoflynn/pico-python

I have read the following sentence few times, and still can't figure out where I should "add my login account to the pico group in order to access the USB". And what should be the
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<username>
in the code
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useradd -G pico <username>
, I have tried: Ubuntu user name; GitHub user name; picotech user name and PicoScope serian number.

Once you have PicoScope running you need to add your login account to the pico group in order to access the USB. The examples will crash if you don't have permission to use the USB. This is true for use of the shared libraries in general, even if you're not using pico-python.
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Re: Problem with Pithon PicoScope 6403A Interface for Ubuntu

Postby Martyn » Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:10 am

This is a standard Ubuntu command, so it needs to be the username you are logged into your system with.

Once added check the test script to see what it reports.

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Re: Problem with Pithon PicoScope 6403A Interface for Ubuntu

Postby ishoro13 » Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:11 pm

Hello Martyn,
Thank you for your response and deleting the other messages.
Everything is working now.

Note for new users, once you installed the PicoScope don't forget to restart your PC.
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