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== Tarball ==
== Install OLA ==
Download the most recent tarball from
Extract using
  tar -zxf ola-0.X.Y.tar.gz
  cd ola-0.X.Y
== Git ==
If you don't have '''git''' yet, you'll need to install it with your distro's package manager. On Debian / Ubuntu run:
  sudo apt-get install git
Check out the git repo with the following command:
Check out the git repo with the following command:
  cd /usr/local/src  ( not entirely nessary, but you will be able to find it later )
   git clone ola
   git clone ola
   cd ola
   cd ola
{{ MacOLABuild }}
Finally run ldconfig so you can use the new libraries.
  sudo ldconfig
=Device drivers=
Note that, for some devices, it is necessary to install drivers for OLA to work with them. For example, the [[Open DMX USB]] device needs an additional kernel module that could be built using the instuctions on [[LLA_and_Q_Light_Controller_Ubuntu_Tutorial]]. For other devices, refer to the corresponding device page on this wiki.
=Known Issues=

Revision as of 13:13, 7 January 2013

This describes how to get OLA working on a Beaglebone from strach. At the time of writing, an "image" does not exist for the beagle bone. This process is based on using the debian os. There certainly are other ways of bulding this, but this is a method that works for me.

Preparing your debian based Beaglebone

Get Robert C nelsons Netinstall scripts,

cd /netinstall ./ --uboot bone --mmc /dev/sdX ( sdX ) is the card

this will build the boot loader onto the card. This is also based on debian Squeeze.

Once its done, put the card in your beagle, and start up. You'll need to connect the Beaglebone via USB, and talk to it via Screen. Follow the instructions for the debian install.. Select SSH server and System Ultiities for your build. It can take a while to finish a build, depending on how fast your internet connections are.

Install dependencies

You need a couple of libraries installed for everything to work correctly. Some of these are available as packages in distros but others need to be downloaded and built manually.

First you'll need at least the following:

If you're building from git you'll also need the following:

  • libtool
  • automake
  • autoconf

sudo apt-get install libcppunit-dev libcppunit-1.12-1 uuid-dev pkg-config libncurses5-dev libtool autoconf automake  g++ libmicrohttpd-dev libmicrohttpd5 protobuf-c-compiler libprotobuf-lite6 python-protobuf libprotobuf-dev zlib1g-dev bison flex make libftdi-dev  libftdi1 libusb-1.0-0-dev liblo-dev git

Note, these dependancys are slightly different from the Debian build

Install OLA

Check out the git repo with the following command:

 cd /usr/local/src   ( not entirely nessary, but you will be able to find it later )
 git clone ola
 cd ola