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Installer 32-bit or 64-bit

Fri Nov 07, 2014 9:54 am

I have to install on my Raspberry Pi with Raspbian a Spectrometer Operating Software, but I'm new in Raspbian and I'd like to know if it will be possible to do.
This software can be installed on a linux platform, but have I to download the 32-bit or the 64-bit version???
Besides, in the instruction, I read that I'll install a .bin file and some libraries, is it ok on raspbian?
Than you so much for your time.
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Re: Installer 32-bit or 64-bit

Fri Nov 07, 2014 10:15 am

That sounds like an Intel based os. Which won't work. It needs to be Arm based, and specifically for the raspberry pi.
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Re: Installer 32-bit or 64-bit

Fri Nov 07, 2014 10:48 am

they only way you'll get xxx to work if it is not in the repository [i.e. sudo apt-get install xxx]
then you'll need the source
and compile, build and install
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Re: Installer 32-bit or 64-bit

Fri Nov 07, 2014 11:52 am

slim88_ph wrote: a Spectrometer Operating Software
We can't help (we can only speculate) because you haven't provided any link to the web pages for the device you think you'd like to attach to a Raspberry Pi. My crystal ball went offline a few years ago (with lots of fragments of glass) and your terms aren't unique enough for Dr. Google to help me.
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Re: Installer 32-bit or 64-bit

Fri Nov 07, 2014 12:22 pm

I'm sorry, but I think that make a simple request ("what the sofware is?") it's not very complicated, am I right??? :P
Anyway, this is the manual of the software: http://oceanoptics.com/wp-content/uploa ... ViewIO.pdf
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Re: Installer 32-bit or 64-bit

Fri Nov 07, 2014 12:45 pm

I don't think they know much about Linux as there is no mention of distros that it has been tested on , or architectures.
The inclusion of 32 and 64 bit versions does strongly indicate the installers are for Intel 32 and 64bit architectures only.
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Re: Installer 32-bit or 64-bit

Fri Nov 07, 2014 1:11 pm

You need to ask the product vendor.
http://oceanoptics.com/contact-us/

http://oceanoptics.com/?s=Raspberry
There's some mention of Raspberry Pi within their documentation, so they may have some drivers for it.
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Re: Installer 32-bit or 64-bit

Fri Nov 07, 2014 1:25 pm

DougieLawson wrote:You need to ask the product vendor.
http://oceanoptics.com/contact-us/

http://oceanoptics.com/?s=Raspberry
There's some mention of Raspberry Pi within their documentation, so they may have some drivers for it.
The small bit that I read seemed to suggests it has PI inside rather than it being useable from a PI.

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Re: Installer 32-bit or 64-bit

Mon Nov 10, 2014 1:57 pm

Looks like this is x86 only. So no way to run this on the Pi whatsoever.

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Re: Installer 32-bit or 64-bit

Tue Nov 11, 2014 12:44 pm

Hi all,

I contacted the company that makes the spectrometer and this was the response:

"Sorry, but there isn't a software that work on Raspberry directly.
If you want to use the spectrometer on Raspberry, if it is willing to accept a little 'programming software, you use the package SeaBreeze:
http://oceanoptics.com/product/seabreeze/ "

I wanna do that, but this is my first time in building a software for another platform (ARM). Can you explain me what I have to do, or give me a manual, or something like that?

Thank you so much for your time.

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Re: Installer 32-bit or 64-bit

Tue Nov 11, 2014 1:47 pm

Learn C/C++.
Also learn communication, e.g. sending bytes between an Arduino and the RPi via UART.

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Re: Installer 32-bit or 64-bit

Tue Nov 11, 2014 1:58 pm

Documentations?


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Re: Installer 32-bit or 64-bit

Tue Nov 11, 2014 2:05 pm

download source
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade -y
sudo apt-get install libusb-dev 0.1
do
./configure
make
fix errors
until all errors gone
sudo make install
you may need to install other things
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