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USB-6001 with 32bit Linux mint

Hello all,

I'm trying to down load the drivers to use this DAQ http://sine.ni.com/nips/cds/view/p/lang/en/nid/212383 within Linux mint on my 32bit computer. I'm a electro mechanical guy that programs (a lot) in basic C and doesn't know much about drivers and installing libraries. My end goal is to interface the DAQ with a C program. I have written C programs that talk to microprocessors successfully. Can anyone lay out the steps I need to take to get this to work (assuming it is possible). Thanks every one like I said I'm new to drivers and that kind of computer problems.

Effort so far:

I down loaded NI-DAQmx 8.0.2 - RedHat, SUSE http://www.ni.com/download/ni-daqmx-8.0.2/2322/en/

mounted it with: “sudo mount -t iso9660 -o loop DAQmx802f0.iso <mount location>”

then ran: “./INSTALL” like it says.

But I get this message:

*********************************** ERROR ***************

*       ERROR: 3.11 kernels are not supported!          *

*    Running a 2.6.x kernel is required to continue this installation.       *

*********************************** ERROR ***************

any ideas?

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Re: USB-6001 with 32bit Linux mint

Hello,

error message said you are running on kernel 3.11, but kernel 2.6.x is required.

Basicly, if you want to use NI-DAQmx 8.0.2 you should use RHEL/Scienfitific Linux or CentOS 6.x or some other old rpm based Linux distribution (Suse, Mandrake/Mandriva) or deb (with some complications).

There is an alternative driver NI-DAQmx Base, which you can use with rpm or deb (with some complications) based distribution with linux kernel up to 3.2 or 3.4 (I think): RHEL/Scientific Linux/CentOS 6.x (kernel 2.6.x) or OpenSuSe 13.2 or Mageia 2 (kernel 3.2-3.4).

Now, modern Linux distribution are not supported, only interprised based RHEL and it clones Scientific Linux, CentOS.

USB-6001 is not supported under Linux.

You can use NI-DAQmx Base 14.0

http://http://http://www.ni.com/download/ni-daqmx-base-14.0/5054/en/

with card from list in readme.

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Dear scootergarrett,

mig-31 is right. I nevertheless may try to help you.

I need two things:

1-The exact Linux distribution which you use.

2-The complete terminal output (one long line) for command    uname -a

Cheers

Yanqele

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Mig-31,

so your saying I'm using the wrong distribution of Linux, but maybe I could use 'NI-DAQmx Base 14.0'?

yanqle,

I got the exact Linux distribution with the command 'cat /etc/*-release' and got:

DISTRIB_ID=LinuxMint

DISTRIB_RELEASE=16

DISTRIB_CODENAME=petra

DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Linux Mint 16 Petra"

NAME="Ubuntu"

VERSION="13.10, Saucy Salamander"

ID=ubuntu

ID_LIKE=debian

PRETTY_NAME="Ubuntu 13.10"

VERSION_ID="13.10"

HOME_URL="http://www.ubuntu.com/"

SUPPORT_URL="http://help.ubuntu.com/"

BUG_REPORT_URL="http://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/"

Then I ran 'uname -a' and got:

Linux garrett-pro135115 3.11.0-12-generic #19-Ubuntu SMP Wed Oct 9 16:12:00 UTC 2013 i686 i686 i686 GNU/Linux

Thanks everyone for your help

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Hi,

probably you can use NI-DAQmx Base 14.0 with your Linux Mint (Open SuSe 13.1 use kernel 3.11.x same as Linux Mint).

In case of USB DAQ card there is only one possibility NI-DAQmx Base 14.0

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Re: USB-6001 with 32bit Linux mint

The USB-6001 (and 6000, 6002, and 6003) are unfortunately not supported by NI-DAQmx Base.  If you need a low-cost USB DAQ device for use with Linux or Mac OS X, you will need to use the USB-6008 or USB-6009.

Tom W
National Instruments
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Re: USB-6001 with 32bit Linux mint

Except for really ancient and totally unsupported kernels, proprietary drivers for USB devices are illegal (IOW: you'll loose the license to use Linux at all) - the driver *must* be GPL. (unless you'll write your completely own USB stack and remove the built-in one).

 

But NI still insists in always unstable and hazardous (yes! expect data loss and maybe even hardware damage) proprietary drivers, so they just can't support any USB devices on not-ancient kernels.

 

By the way one of the reasons why my clients will *NOT* invest several mio in NI hardware. 

 

Linux Embedded / Kernel Hacker / BSP / Driver development / Systems engineering
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