nevica
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Installing Solaar

Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:03 pm

Hello,

I am trying to install solaar to run a Logitech unifying USB hub (mouse and keyboard) from one usb dongle.

I am following these instructions but as I am an absolute Linux beginner I don't know what it means.

http://pwr.github.io/Solaar/debian.html

How do I create the file solaar.list with contents in the URL.

Do I then run the package. How do I do this. Can I create a start up routine in config.txt to run this on boot up. How do I do this.

Sorry, I am a complete beginner.

Thanks,

Nevica

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AndyD
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Re: Installing Solaar

Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:16 pm

I had a quick look, and it appear that Solaar is written in Python, so that is good. In general most repositories (mostly unless they say otherwise) will be targeted towards Intel X86 computers. Binaries from these repositories will be incompatible with the Raspberry Pi as it uses an ARM processor. It is worth a try, there may be no binaries in the repositories.

To create the file, in a terminal type:-

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sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list.d/solaar.list
Add the two lines:-

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deb http://pwr.github.io/Solaar/packages/ ./
deb-src http://pwr.github.io/Solaar/packages/ ./
And save the file. Then use the following commands to install

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sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install solaar
Note: I am guessing somewhat here. Alternatively, you might be better off installing from the github repository. You can do this using the following commands:-

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sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install git-core
git clone https://github.com/pwr/Solaar.git
cd pwr
sudo python setup.py install

nevica
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Joined: Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:45 pm
Location: Oxfordshire, UK

Re: Installing Solaar

Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:08 pm

Where does it install to?
How do I run it?
Do I have to run everytime I boot up?
Can I have it so that it runs on bootup?

Nevica

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