OLA Debian / Ubuntu
Packages are hosted at http://apt.openlighting.org
Add the relevant line to your /etc/apt/sources.list file
deb http://apt.openlighting.org/debian squeeze main
Only the hardware optimized platform is supported (armhf) rather than the soft-float version (armel).
deb http://apt.openlighting.org/raspbian wheezy main
Ubuntu Precise 12.04
deb http://apt.openlighting.org/ubuntu precise main
Ubuntu Natty 11.04
deb http://apt.openlighting.org/ubuntu natty main
apt-get update apt-get install ola #Optional: apt-get install ola-python ola-rdm-tests
Since ola-0.8.23, you can choose to start olad at boot. The question is asked the first time you install ola. If you chose 'No', you can change it with:
sudo dpkg-reconfigure ola
Since you choose 'Yes', the init script will be active and you will get the advantages below. Take care, if you start olad manually in a terminal, you will loose these advantages.
- Control the olad process with:
sudo /etc/init.d/olad start sudo /etc/init.d/olad stop sudo /etc/init.d/olad restart sudo /etc/init.d/olad status
- olad is started by the 'olad' system user (automatically created and added to groups dialout and plugdev).
So olad is ready to use USB devices (thanks to udev rules).
RDM Test Server
Since ola-0.8.25, you can choose to start rdm_test_server at boot. The question is asked the first time you install ola-rdm-tests. If you chose 'No', you can change it with:
sudo dpkg-reconfigure ola-rdm-tests
Since you choose 'Yes', the init script will be active.
- Control the rdm_test_server process with:
sudo /etc/init.d/rdm_test_server start sudo /etc/init.d/rdm_test_server stop sudo /etc/init.d/rdm_test_server restart sudo /etc/init.d/rdm_test_server status
- conf files are in /var/lib/ola/conf/ and owned by 'olad'.
To configure the plugins, you need to add yourself to the olad group. For example:
sudo adduser renzo olad
then logout and login again (you need to do it only once).
You are now able to edit the conf files, for example:
- You can try my bash script to set the plugins easily
apt-get update apt-get install ola-conf-plugins
Check the conf path with:
sh ola_conf_plugins.sh --- settings path is: /var/lib/ola/conf ---
If you want to use ftdidmx plugin (for opendmx and so), you need to do:
sh ola_conf_plugins.sh disable all sh ola_conf_plugins.sh enable ftdi
- Read the olad logs with:
grep olad /var/log/syslog
if you want to see the 20 last lines (including system messages like usb ones):
tail -n20 /var/log/syslog