This file contains late breaking news about NI R Series Multifunction RIO and supersedes any information found in other documentation included in the distribution.
Refer to NI Linux Technology for the most recent information about Linux support at National Instruments.
Refer to the NI R Series Multifunction RIO release notes for known issues, bugs fixed since the last release, and other release details.
NI R Series Multifunction RIO software for the Linux/x86 64-bit architecture has been tested on the following distributions:
NI R Series Multifunction RIO requires a 64-bit distribution and does not support 32-bit applications.
NI provides a repository add-on for all supported drivers that you can install using your Linux distribution's native package manager.
After the driver package(s) are installed, you must rebuild the new packages for the system kernel. NI recommends that you run the command 'dkms autoinstall' after installation, and before rebooting the system, to install the latest revision of all modules that have been installed for other kernel revisions. After doing so, the installed device drivers will function immediately on the next system start.
The following devices are supported:
Examples are not installed on the system. To find examples, install the FPGA Interface C API on windows and use its examples. There are also Python examples online.
Some features discussed in the NI R Series Multifunction RIO documentation are unavailable on Linux.
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