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Hello everyone,

An older computer is being prepared to host an AccelePort Xr 920. My plan is to use the latest driver from ftp://ftp1.digi.com/support/beta/linux/dgap/ and Ubuntu 10.04 operating system. The computer will probably end up headless ( no GUI ).

Compiling under Ubuntu gave some errors to be sorted out. I will be starting over with a clean install.

1) Would a different Linux distribution be better? CentOS ?

2) What are the pros and cons for using the server or workstation installation? It appears that I/O Scheduler and kernel preemption are different on Ubuntu. http://www.serverwatch.com/tutorials/article.php/3715071/Ubuntu-Server--Kernel-Configuration-Considerations.htm

R. Harkins
asked Oct 17, 2010 in Serial Cards by RobertHarkins New to the Community (7 points)

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For those that may find this thread in the future:

Ubuntu 10.04 is where I started and had problems compiling.
CentOS5.5 was tried with similar results.
Crux 2.7 CD was in the stack but I do not recall why I moved on.

Arch Linux 2010.05 was installed. Once again, the latest version was downloaded, dgap-1.3-20. Unpacked the rpm and tgz files. Configure, make, make install, postinstall, and mpi all ran without any visible problems.

R. Harkins
answered Dec 14, 2010 by RobertHarkins New to the Community (7 points)