NI Industrial Controller Device Drivers 17.1 Known Issues


This document contains the NI Industrial Controller Device Drivers known issues that were discovered before and since the release of NI Industrial Controller Device Drivers 17.1. Not every issue known to NI will appear on this list; it is intended to only show the severe and more common issues that can be encountered.
  • Installing or reinstalling certain drivers, including Vision RIO support, on top of previous installations on a Linux Real-Time target can put the target in an unreachable state unless you force it into safe mode using the reset button or manually reassociate driver dependencies on the target. To avoid this issue, format the target prior to installing or reinstalling software, or only perform reinstallations using a Recommended Software Set. To learn more about this issue and additional recovery options, visit and enter the Info Code nikalEmbeddedReinstall.
  • On Linux Real-Time industrial controllers, switching serial transceiver configuration between RS-485 and RS-232 is not available in MAX. The port can be switched between these modes in the BIOS.


Glossary of Terms


  • Bug ID - When an issue is reported to NI, you may be given this ID or find it on  You may also find IDs posted by NI on the discussion forums or in KnowledgeBase articles.
  • Legacy ID – An older issue ID that refers to the same issue.  You may instead find this issue ID in older known issues documents.
  • Description - A few sentences which describe the problem. The brief description given does not necessarily describe the problem in full detail.
  • Workaround - Possible ways to work around the problem.
  • Reported Version - The earliest version in which the issue was reported.
  • Resolved Version - Version in which the issue was resolved or was no longer applicable. "N/A" indicates that the issue has not been resolved.
  • Date Added - The date the issue was added to the document (not the reported date).