FrontPanel for Ubuntu 14.04


#1

Please provide your loyal customers binaries for Ubuntu 14.04. This should be simple and will make many people happy.


#2

We do! The existing binaries work fine with Ubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu 16.04.


#3

For execution on ubuntu 14.04, which FrontPanel SDK download is recommended? The one designated for 12.04 or the one designated for 16.04?


#4

It should be possible to get the 12.04 binaries to work with a 14.04 system. We have not tried using the 16.04 binaries on a 14.04 system but that may work as well.


#5

Thanks for info Tom. Just want to report apparent success running the Samples/PipeTest/Cxx/PipeTest test program on Ubuntu 14.04 with the XEM7310 A200 as the hardware module. I haven’t been able to run the FrontPanel.bin GUI program - it seems to need some additional libraries - but the command line references are probably enough for us to go off of. Below are some detailed steps:

  1. Baseline Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit version all updates as of a few days ago
  2. Install the libudev0 package which apparently is not available in Ubuntu 14.04 packages but is available from Debian packages:
    a. Download from: https://packages.debian.org/wheezy/amd64/libudev0/download
    b. File to download is libudev0_175-7.2_amd64.deb
    c. Install with sudo dpkg –i libudev0_175-7.2_amd64.deb
  3. Download and install the Opal Kelly package
    

a. Specific download: FrontPanel-Ubuntu12.04LTS-x64-4.5.6.tgz
b. Extract somewhere, go into extracted folder, then: chmod 755 install.sh, sudo ./install.sh, sudo /sbin/ldconfig
c. Download bitfile images from OpalKelly, 20161115-FP45-XEM7310-A200.zip, extract somewhere
d. Go into Samples/PipeTest/Cxx under the FrontPanel extracted folder.
e. Build PipeTest program: make -f Makefile.lnx
f. Run PipeTest. For example, ./PipeTest /PipeTest.bit stress. Example output:

---- Opal Kelly ---- PipeTest Application v2.0 ----
FrontPanel DLL loaded. Built: Nov 14 2016 15:06:58
Found a device: XEM7310-A200
Device firmware version: 1.30
Device serial number:
Device device ID: 44
FrontPanel support is enabled.
Read SS:4194304 TS:67108864 Pattern:0 Duration: 0.287 seconds – 223.06 MB/s
Read SS:4194304 TS:67108864 Pattern:1 Duration: 0.330 seconds – 194.11 MB/s
Read SS:4194304 TS:67108864 Pattern:2 Duration: 0.287 seconds – 222.62 MB/s
Read SS:4194304 TS:67108864 Pattern:3 Duration: 0.287 seconds – 222.98 MB/s
Read SS:4194304 TS:67108864 Pattern:4 Duration: 0.288 seconds – 221.95 MB/s
Read SS:4194304 TS:67108864 Pattern:5 Duration: 0.290 seconds – 220.86 MB/s
Write SS:4194304 TS:67108864 Pattern:0 Duration: 0.684 seconds – 93.59 MB/s
Write SS:4194304 TS:67108864 Pattern:1 Duration: 0.827 seconds – 77.41 MB/s
Write SS:4194304 TS:67108864 Pattern:2 Duration: 0.681 seconds – 93.94 MB/s
Write SS:4194304 TS:67108864 Pattern:3 Duration: 0.726 seconds – 88.17 MB/s
Write SS:4194304 TS:67108864 Pattern:4 Duration: 0.683 seconds – 93.68 MB/s
Write SS:4194304 TS:67108864 Pattern:5 Duration: 0.698 seconds – 91.66 MB/s