Digi AccelePort Xem, C/X, EPC/X, and Xr (dgap) Driver Installation in Red Hat WS/EL 6

First ensure the following package dependencies are installed on your system (typically installed using yum.  For example:  yum install [package_name]):

make, rpm-build, bash, gcc, glibc-devel, kernel-devel, kernel-headers, ncurses-devel, perl, and tcsh.

The kernel-devel and kernel-headers packages must match your running kernel exactly (i.e. uname -r).

Download the latest driver package:


Capture and begin the driver compilation/installation:

# script 

# rpmbuild --rebuild dgap-1.3-22src.rpm


Change to directory /root/rpmbuild/RPMS/(arch).  

# cd /root/rpmbuild/RPMS/(arch)

Where (arch) represents your system architecture (for example:  i386, x86_64, etc...).  

Use rpm to install the new driver package by typing:

# rpm -ivv dgap-1.3-22.(arch).rpm

Configure the adapters and load the module by typing:

# mpi

Follow the prompts for configuring your specific adapter.

Set up your machine to have the drivers load automatically at boot time by typing:

# chkconfig --add dgap

Completing the installation, press:

# [Ctrl] d

A successful installation will create devices labeled /dev/ttyx## (where x represents the ID selected during the mpi configuration). The adapter and port status can be confirmed with DPA:

# dpa.dgap

If the installation failed, a file called "typescript" will have been created in the directory you were in when you typed the "script" command. Please contact Technical Support by submitting an online support request and sending in the file.

Last updated: Aug 23, 2017

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