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

Nicolas Cuervo Benavides cuervonicolas at gmail.com
Sun Mar 6 05:46:59 EST 2016


Hey Marcus

I haven't had a lot of problems with the libraries while using 14.04LTS. Is
it a general issue or is it an opinion based on personal experience? I have
to do a fresh installation in te upcoming days and I may base this
information on my distro choice.

Cheers,

Nico

On Sun, Mar 6, 2016 at 11:25 AM, Marcus Müller <usrp-users at lists.ettus.com>
wrote:

> 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>
> 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>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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