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TC08 on Raspberry Pi

Postby peterjfrancis » Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:26 am

Has anyone recently got a TC08 running on a Raspberry Pi ?
I worked my way through the instructions for installing the software / drivers but when I run the usbtest script I hit enter for the first 2 prompts and then it disappears .
The TC08 doesn't seem to be present on the usb and the LED doesn't come on.

Has anyone seen the same problem ? And if so how did you fix it ?

Thanks for your help

Peter
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Re: TC08 on Raspberry Pi

Postby Hitesh » Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:37 pm

Hi Peter,

What does the lsusb command show if you call it with the USB TC-08 connected?

These are the recommended steps when installing the drivers and building the example application:

  • Open a web browser and go to https://www.picotech.com/downloads/linux
  • Open a terminal window
  • Follow steps 1 to 3 under Debian / Ubuntu / Mint (apt-get) to configure the package manager
  • Install the required driver i.e. libusbtc08
  • Obtain the files for the usbtc08 example from our GitHub repository
  • Copy the usbtc08Con/usbtc08con.c file into the linux-build-files sub-directory in the usbtc08 directory.
  • Make the autogen.sh file executable using the command prompt
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chmod +x autogen.sh

  • Install the libtool package
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sudo apt-get install libtool

  • Press Y to continue when prompted
  • Install the autoconf package
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sudo apt-get install autoconf

  • Press Y to continue when prompted
  • Run the command ./autogen.sh from the folder where the example files are located
  • Run the make command
  • Connect the USB TC-08 device and call lsusb to check that it has connected
  • Run the application
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(sudo) ./usbtc08con

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Re: TC08 on Raspberry Pi

Postby peterjfrancis » Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:19 pm

Hi Hitesh,
Thanks for the reply
I've just followed your instructions and I'm still having no success.

When I run usbtc08con it doesn't find my TC08.
However I can see it when I run lsusb .

Any suggestions ?

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Re: TC08 on Raspberry Pi

Postby Martyn » Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:38 pm

Have you tried running the usbtest program that we supply in the install ?

It would be useful to see the output from that, lsusb and dmesg
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