Re: Installing NI-488.2 on Redhat 7.5

I am using ni-pal-18.2.0.49152-0+f0.x86_64 on Redhat 7.4.
My nikal verion is 18.2.0f0, i.e. precisely ni-kal-18.2.0.49152-0+f0.noarch

All the NI compatibility docs referencing ver. 18.2 supports Redhat 7.*, i.e. RH 7.4 and 7.5.

I am finding problems communicating with my gpib devices.

I kept my gpib.ini file in /etc/ni4882/gpib.ini

 

Note: attempting to restart nipal caused problems:

<snip>

# /etc/init.d/nipal restart

error: unable to unload nipalk

<snip>

 

Q1. Where should I keep gpib.ini file?
Note: Once I copied my gpib.ini to /etc/ni4882/gpib.ini I can run the "gpibexplorer" to browse my gpib devices.

I have gpib.ini in the following locations:

/etc/gpib.ini
/etc/ni-visa/passports.d/gpib.ini
/etc/ni4882/gpib.ini

What is the purpose of the /etc/gpibrc ?

 

Appreciate any insight.

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