[USRP-users] Settinng up GNU for USRP B200mini and Ubuntu 14.04lts

Ian Buckley ianb at ionconcepts.com
Sat Mar 5 13:57:24 EST 2016


14.04 LTS support ends just short of 2020. Its a solid choice.

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LTS

On Sat, Mar 5, 2016 at 4:14 AM, Marcus Müller <usrp-users at lists.ettus.com>
wrote:

> I wanted to add that if I was to set up a new system, there's no way I
> would settle for a 2 years old Ubuntu LTS; the "long term support" ends in
> August, this year[1] (2.3 years of support – I'd wonder what the RedHat and
> CentOS people think of that understanding of "long term").
>
> Ubuntu 14.04 has a lot of "bad" library versions (especially Boost is a
> headache, but also libusb and others). If you're already used to Ubuntu
> (and hence don't want to switch to a different distro), use the most
> current one. You'll have to update in autumn this year, anyway, and better
> then taking a "small" step forward then dealing with all the things that
> changed over the last years at once. Also, a lot of things simply got more
> "convenient", you get better driver support etc.
>
> Best regards,
> Marcus
>
> [1] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases
>
> On 04.03.2016 21:05, James Humphries via USRP-users wrote:
>
> Oops, the OS was right in the e-mail subject :)
>
> The build-gnuradio script is the most straight forward way to get up and
> running. PyBOMBS offers some extra flexibility and features, but you will
> probably not need them for getting started.
>
> -Trip
>
> On Fri, Mar 4, 2016 at 2:57 PM, Tyler Hudgins <tyler.hudgins at nvc-inc.net>
> wrote:
>
>> I installed gnu with the script provided by gnuradio i.e. "sudo apt-get
>> install gnu radio".
>>
>> @Martijn, after some research I have done I am under the impression that
>> you must install uhd first in order for gnu/grc to recognize it.
>>
>> @James, I am installing on the latest update of Ubuntu 14 directly from
>> Ubuntu's download link. Also to be honest I am not sure which install
>> option would be better pybombs or gnu's script.
>>
>> -Tyler
>>
>> On Fri, Mar 4, 2016 at 2:36 PM, James Humphries <
>> <james.humphries at ettus.com>james.humphries at ettus.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Hi Tyler,
>>>
>>> How did you install GNU Radio the first time? What OS are you using?
>>>
>>> I recommend using either the build-gnuradio script or PyBOMBS. Each will
>>> build and install both UHD and GNU Radio from source. They also try and get
>>> the pre-requisite software packages setup for you.
>>>
>>>
>>> https://gnuradio.org/redmine/projects/gnuradio/wiki/InstallingGRFromSource#Using-the-build-gnuradio-script
>>>
>>> http://gnuradio.org/redmine/projects/pybombs/wiki
>>>
>>> Have a look at the links, let us know if you need any advice on how to
>>> proceed with either option.
>>>
>>> -Trip
>>>
>>> On Fri, Mar 4, 2016 at 2:18 PM, Tyler Hudgins via USRP-users <
>>> <usrp-users at lists.ettus.com>usrp-users at lists.ettus.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hey,
>>>>
>>>> So I am new to the usrp platform and just purchased a B200mini. I was
>>>> excited to crack it open and test some of its capabilities in gnuradio
>>>> however it appears that the install of Gnuradio I had was not able to run
>>>> any uhd blocks. After about a week of trial and error I managed to clutter
>>>> my system with broken and multiple copies of the the same files. I am at
>>>> the point now where I have cleanly removed anything related to gnu and usrp
>>>> and I am looking for a fool proof way to reinstall gnuradio so that it will
>>>> properly use the uhd modules and I can then use my shiny new b200mini.
>>>>
>>>> Any help/input is appreciated!
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> Tyler Hudgins
>>>>
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>>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Thanks,
>> Tyler Hudgins
>>
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