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Downloading and installing the SmartScope software on Linux

Ubuntu

Install

Tested on Ubuntu 14.04

UbuntuSoftwareCenter.png

  • Provide your password
  • Run it from the menu

SmartscopeRunFromMenu.png

  • That's all

Uninstall

To uninstall the SmartScope software, in a console, run

apt-get remove labnation-smartscope

Debian

If you're running into trouble installing the software on a Debian box, this thread might help you.

Fedora

openSUSE

The following notes were kindly provided by Alfons Grammer:

Install SmartScope on openSUSE 13.2

Get and install the tool alien by 1-click-install from 
  https://software.opensuse.org/package/alien 

Convert the deb to rpm package, be patient, it takes a while.
$ alien -r -c SmartScope-Linux-0-5-0-0.deb
Now you have labnation-smartscope-0.5.0.0-2.noarch.rpm

In Yast (or zypper), install
  mono-base,	which includes several other mono packages
  libSDL_mixer,	which installs micmod3 soundlib
  labnation-smartscope-0.5.0.0-2.noarch.rpm
  
Alternatively install smartscope by a click to the file from your browser window in case you do not have a local rpm folder.
  
Create a link to GDIPlus lib (unclear, why mono does not handle this correctly. This could be different in your case, just try)
# ln -s /usr/lib64/libgdiplus.so.0.0.0 /usr/lib64/libgdiplus.so

Now start the SmartScope (as unpriviledged user)
$ mono /opt/smartscope/SmartScope.exe

If the scmartscope comes up, I strongly suggest, before going further, to read through the good manual at URL
http://wiki.lab-nation.com/index.php/Main_Page
or just click in the menu on System / manual



Some background

The tool smartscope is not a native Linux application, but requires the framework "mono" to be executed.
Apart from mono, the installation creates files in
/etc/udev/rules.d/99-labnation-smartscope.rules
/opt/smartscope


Detailed log follws here.

yast, install mono-base

al@zotac:~> mono /opt/smartscope/SmartScope.exe     

Unhandled Exception:
System.TypeInitializationException: An exception was thrown by the type initializer for System.Drawing.GDIPlus ---> System.DllNotFoundException: libgdiplus.so
  at (wrapper managed-to-native) System.Drawing.GDIPlus:GdiplusStartup (ulong&,System.Drawing.GdiplusStartupInput&,System.Drawing.GdiplusStartupOutput&)
  at System.Drawing.GDIPlus..cctor () [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0 
  --- End of inner exception stack trace ---
  at System.Drawing.Icon.GetInternalBitmap () [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0 
  at System.Drawing.Icon.ToBitmap () [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0 
  at (wrapper remoting-invoke-with-check) System.Drawing.Icon:ToBitmap ()
  at OpenTK.Platform.X11.X11GLNative.set_Icon (System.Drawing.Icon value) [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0 
  at OpenTK.NativeWindow.set_Icon (System.Drawing.Icon value) [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0 
  at Microsoft.Xna.Framework.OpenTKGameWindow.Initialize (Microsoft.Xna.Framework.Game game) [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0 
  at Microsoft.Xna.Framework.OpenTKGameWindow..ctor (Microsoft.Xna.Framework.Game game) [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0 
  at Microsoft.Xna.Framework.OpenTKGamePlatform..ctor (Microsoft.Xna.Framework.Game game) [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0 
  at Microsoft.Xna.Framework.GamePlatform.Create (Microsoft.Xna.Framework.Game game) [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0 
  at Microsoft.Xna.Framework.Game..ctor () [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0 
  at SmartScopeApp.SmartScopeGui..ctor () [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0 
  at SmartScopeApp.Program.Main () [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0 
[ERROR] FATAL UNHANDLED EXCEPTION: System.TypeInitializationException: An exception was thrown by the type initializer for System.Drawing.GDIPlus ---> System.DllNotFoundException: libgdiplus.so
  at (wrapper managed-to-native) System.Drawing.GDIPlus:GdiplusStartup (ulong&,System.Drawing.GdiplusStartupInput&,System.Drawing.GdiplusStartupOutput&)
  at System.Drawing.GDIPlus..cctor () [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0 
  --- End of inner exception stack trace ---
  at System.Drawing.Icon.GetInternalBitmap () [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0 
  at System.Drawing.Icon.ToBitmap () [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0 
  at (wrapper remoting-invoke-with-check) System.Drawing.Icon:ToBitmap ()
  at OpenTK.Platform.X11.X11GLNative.set_Icon (System.Drawing.Icon value) [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0 
  at OpenTK.NativeWindow.set_Icon (System.Drawing.Icon value) [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0 
  at Microsoft.Xna.Framework.OpenTKGameWindow.Initialize (Microsoft.Xna.Framework.Game game) [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0 
  at Microsoft.Xna.Framework.OpenTKGameWindow..ctor (Microsoft.Xna.Framework.Game game) [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0 
  at Microsoft.Xna.Framework.OpenTKGamePlatform..ctor (Microsoft.Xna.Framework.Game game) [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0 
  at Microsoft.Xna.Framework.GamePlatform.Create (Microsoft.Xna.Framework.Game game) [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0 
  at Microsoft.Xna.Framework.Game..ctor () [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0 
  at SmartScopeApp.SmartScopeGui..ctor () [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0 
  at SmartScopeApp.Program.Main () [0x00000] in <filename unknown>:0 

  
  
al@zotac:~> /sbin/ldconfig -p |grep libgdiplus
        libgdiplus.so.0 (libc6,x86-64) => /usr/lib64/libgdiplus.so.0
al@zotac:~> ls /usr/lib64/libgdiplus.so.0 -l
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 19 28. Okt 13:39 /usr/lib64/libgdiplus.so.0 -> libgdiplus.so.0.0.0

al@zotac:# ln -s libgdiplus.so.0.0.0 libgdiplus.so

al@zotac:~> mono /opt/smartscope/SmartScope.exe

Unhandled Exception:
System.DllNotFoundException: libSDL_mixer-1.2.so.0
  at (wrapper managed-to-native) Tao.Sdl.SdlMixer:Mix_OpenAudio (int,int16,int,int)

  yast install libSDL_mixer
  which installs micmod3 soundlib
  
  
al@zotac:~> mono /opt/smartscope/SmartScope.exe
libpng warning: cHRM: inconsistent chromaticities

Message from syslogd@zotac at Oct 28 14:36:27 ...
 kernel:[ 6653.927993] Disabling IRQ #20
X Error of failed request:  BadWindow (invalid Window parameter)
  Major opcode of failed request:  40 (X_TranslateCoords)
  Resource id in failed request:  0x5e00002
  Serial number of failed request:  248120
  Current serial number in output stream:  248120
AL lib: (EE) alc_cleanup: 1 device not closed



al@zotac:~> mono /opt/smartscope/SmartScope.exe
libpng warning: cHRM: inconsistent chromaticities
X Error of failed request:  BadWindow (invalid Window parameter)
  Major opcode of failed request:  40 (X_TranslateCoords)
  Resource id in failed request:  0x5e00002
  Serial number of failed request:  180039
  Current serial number in output stream:  180039
AL lib: (EE) alc_cleanup: 1 device not closed


  
Message from syslogd@zotac at Oct 28 14:36:27 ...
 kernel:[ 6653.927993] Disabling IRQ #20

--end of logs

Now start the SmartScope (as unpriviledged user)
$ mono /opt/smartscope/SmartScope.exe

Alternatively to commandline, and with less typing, you can start the tool via the KDE icon "Kickoff Application Launcher", tab  Applications / SmartScope .

Embedded Linux devices

Connecting the SmartScope to your Linux box

  1. Connect the SmartScope's central miniB USB port with a miniB cable to your PC, as shown in the image below:
    ConnectToPc.jpg

You may need to change permissions to allow communication on that USB port.