DAQmx for Desktop Linux Tools

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This document will explain the different linux tools that are available based on the version of DAQmx being used

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NI-DAQmx for Desktop Linux Tool Support

 

 

These tools may be available based on your installed version of DAQmx.

Tool Name Supported
nidaqmxconfig

 

nilsdev

 

nipxiconfig

 

system-report

 

 

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nidaqmxconfig

Description:

nidaqmxconfig is a tool designed to handle many of the configuration and utility tools that worked within the NI MAX application.

 

Install Instructions:

Automatically installed as part of the ni-daqmx rpm.

 

How to use:

Running the tool the first time as nidaqmxconfig provides the help information for the tool as well as the DAQmx version this tool is currently being called from. The following options are provided when calling help:

  • Import
  • Export
  • Self Test
  • Reset
Import
 
Export
 
Self Test
 
Reset
 
Add a Network Device
 
Remove a Network Device
 
Reserve a Network Device
 
Unreserve a Network Device
 
Browse for Network Devices
 

 

 

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nilsdev

Description:

nilsdev is a simple program that provides the device identifiers for any devices that are currently present in the system.

 

Install Instructions:

Automatically installed as part of the ni-daqmx rpm

 

How to use:

To use, call nilsdev from the terminal. After doing so are presented with the names of all devices within the system.

You can also call nilsdev --verbose and you are presented with:

  • Device Name
  • Device Serial Number
  • PCI Bus Number
  • PCI Device Number
  • Product Number
  • Device Model

 

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nipxiconfig

Description:

nipxiconfig is a tool that is used to provide configuration options to PXI systems.

 

Install Instructions:

Automatically installed as part of the ni-daqmx rpm. It is installed as part of the PXI Platform Services dependency.

 

How to use:

The following commands can be run with the nipxiconfig tool:

  • Help
  • Version Info
  • Read Configuration Source File
  • Read Configuration from STDIN
  • Format Output for Machine
  • Format Output for Human
  • Quiet
  • Verbose
  • Delete Chassis
  • Identify Chassis
  • List Identifiable Chassis
  • List System
  • Renumber Chassis
Help
 
Version Info
 
Read Configuration Source File
 
Read Configuration from STDIN
 
Format Output for Machine
 
Format Output for Human
 
Quiet
 
Verbose
 
Delete Chassis
 
Identify Chassis
 
List Identifiable Chassis
 
List System
 
Renumber Chassis
 
Unidentify Chassis
 

 

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system-report

Description:

The system-report tool has two basic functionalities that it achieves:

  1. To be an interface and report aggregator
  2. To provide reports on subsystems

The user directly interacts with the interface and report aggregator, with the utilites providing reports on the subsystems.

This tool currently includes utilities for analyzing the following:

  • Attached hardware (CPU, PCI, USB, memory, interrupts, and loaded kernal modules
  • Installed software (deb, rpm packages, configured yum, zypper, apt, and opkg repositories)
  • System logging facilities (systemd journal, dmesg, and syslog messages)
  • Linux-specific kernel and networking facilities (kernel command line, kernel version, kernel config, lsb_release, network interfaces, and ip information
  • General purpose Unix facilities (active mounts, running processes, and uname)

 

Install Instructions:

Automatically installed as part of the ni-daqmx rpm.

 

How to use:

This section covers how to use the different functionality the tool provides.

Running the Tool
 
Reading the Report
 

 

Getting MAX Report Functionality out of system-report

 

MAX Summary
 
My System
 
Hardware
 
Software
 
REG Report
 
NI Services
 

 

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