This file contains late breaking news about NI-RFSA 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 NI.
Refer to NI-RFSA Release Notes for known issues, bugs fixed since the last release, and other release details.
NI-RFSA software for the Linux has been tested on the following distributions:
NI-RFSA requires a 64-bit distribution and does not support 32-bit applications.
NI-RFSA 21.0 for Linux supports the following hardware models:
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 packages 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 custom bitfile should be added inside the device specific folders: $HOME/natinst/fpgaextensionsbitfiles
For example, for NI PXIe-5820, place the custom bitfile(s) inside $HOME/natinst/fpgaextensionsbitfiles/NI PXIe-5820
Use a web browser to view the NI-RFSA documentation at ni.com/manuals.
This release includes examples showing the use of NI-RFSA in C and LabVIEW.
C examples are located in /usr/share/ni-rfsa/examples. Make files are provided that link to the necessary libraries.
The LabVIEW examples are located in the LabVIEW examples directory.
Be sure to run the device configuration utility (described in the Installation section) before running examples.
Question: During installation, I get an error message - "Error downloading packages."
Answer: It is likely that you do not have an active internet connection. We request you to connect to the internet. If not, use Linux Distribution media to install the dependencies before installing the packages.
Some features discussed in the NI-RFSA documentation are unavailable on Linux.
NI-RFSA 21.0 for Linux does not support 32-bit versions of LabVIEW.
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