HermannSW wrote:... Downloading the DSLogic Ubuntu software and following the build+install instructions just worked.
That was partially true, it did work on family computer in living room with Ubuntu 14.04 (see photo above
It did not work on RHEL Linux, nor on very old Thinkpad T42 laptop with Ubuntu 12.04.
Today I tried again to compile DSView software on the T42.
The problem was that the required package "qt5-default" could not be installed under Ubuntu 12.04.
I decided to install Ubuntu 14.04 on the old T42 (Bios date is from 2007, processor is an Intel Pentium M @1.6GHz (Pentium Ms started shipping in 2003), but has 15.4" 1400x1050 display).
First I downloaded "i386" iso image from:
Then I stored that (1GB) image on a USB stick ("sudo dd if=ubuntu... of=/dev/sdc").
Finally I booted from USB stick (click "Access IBM" key on startup, press F12 and select USB media to boot from).
That ended in an error message that PAE is missing for that laptop
I googled and found this cool posting:
http://askubuntu.com/questions/464376/c ... 387#464387
After appending "forcepae" to boot line Ubuntu 14.04 did boot and started from USB stick without issues.
I clicked "install Ubuntu" icon there and after installation the reboot came back successfully without any actions needed.
The next step was to download and install DSView software, worked exactly as described in INSTALL file.
Then I downloaded and installed Arduino IDE.
400Msps logic analyzer worked easily, and the old T42 is no problem because all data gets captured inside the logic analyzer first, and only after the capture ended, the data gets downloaded to the laptop.
Good to have this old laptop for 400Msps logic analyzer, work with Arduinos and ssh/scp into Raspberries.