Re: How to Install GPIB driver NI-488.2 on Ubuntu 8.04

Dear Shawn

Thank you again.  I must say I'm still quite moved by the claim in the NI GPIB-USB-HS brochure that Linux is a supported operating system.

It seems that I'm not the only one having these problems:

http://decibel.ni.com/content/thread/4231

http://forums.ni.com/ni/board/message?board.id=140&thread.id=32485

It's a bit frustrating - I unfortunately don't have days and days to get this running.  Do you think it's possible that the reason your market is mostly windows is because users eventually throw up their hands and go back there?  Two years of saying, "maybe, one day NI will support Debian" is starting to sound like we're being fobbed off.

Anyway, I don't want to take out my frustrations on you, because you're at least trying to help on the forums, which I appreciate.

Regarding the python interface I see the documentation for the Linux-GPIB here:

http://linux-gpib.sourceforge.net/doc_html/index.html

but there is nothing about python, and stuff that is far to abstruse for me regarding API.  Can you share your source of info about the python interface?  I saw there was a file in the repos, which I installed, but unfortunately it didn't download the knowledge of how to use it into my brain...

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