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This describes how to setup OLA on a GuruPlug. These devices make excellent low cost DMX512 nodes.


This assumes you have a shell on the guru plug and that it can contact the internet to download the packages. Note that the default guru plug is insecure and comes with a lot of extras (samba, myqls, lighthttpd etc.) that aren't required. Fixing this is outside the scope of this tutorial.


Add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list:

 deb ./

Then apt-get install ola:

 $ apt-get install olad


Add a user ola for the daemon to run as:

 $ adduser ola 

If you intend to use USB devices, you need to add this user to the plugdev & dialout groups. Modify the lines in /etc/group:


Finally add any udev rules that you'll need. See OLA Device Specific Configuration


Change to the ola user and the start the daemon:

 $ su ola
 $ olad -l 3