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

Marcus Müller marcus.mueller at ettus.com
Sun Mar 6 05:25:11 EST 2016


Huh, I was led astray. Sorry for the confusion and the harsh words
against Ubuntu...

Cheers,
Marcus

On 05.03.2016 19:57, Ian Buckley wrote:
> 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 <mailto: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 <mailto: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
>>         <mailto: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
>>             <mailto: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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