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Running aXbo research software on linux (for aXbo SPAC - Sleep Phase Alarm Clock)

UPDATE: there is now a version 2.0, see my new post

it's actually pretty easy :

- connect the aXbo to your linux computer using the provided USB cable

- download the JNLP file from their web interface (you need to register first)

- run
javaws aXbo.jnlp


Note: on my 64-bit Gentoo system I had to use "Sun 32bit JRE 1.6.0.07 [emul-linux-x86-java-1.6]" as user VM for this to work.

Then from the menu use the "find aXbo" function. If it fails, check
dmesg
to make sure that the USB connection has been properly initialised - the aXbo has a usb-to-serial converter inside:

(from lsusb)
ID 10c4:ea60 Cygnal Integrated Products, Inc.


(from dmesg)
[31426.366845] usb 2-2: New USB device found, idVendor=10c4, idProduct=ea60
[31426.366856] usb 2-2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
[31426.366863] usb 2-2: Product: CP2102 USB to UART Bridge Controller
[31426.366868] usb 2-2: Manufacturer: Silicon Labs
[31426.366871] usb 2-2: SerialNumber: 0001


The proper usbserial module (cp2101) was automatically loaded on my Gentoo system and a friend's Ubuntu laptop (both with fairly recent kernels though).

Now I'd like to bypass the GUI to be able to set the clock and download the data from the command line, but that's another story...
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rac on :

Hy
Where did you find the aXbo.jnlp?
I just find the Windows exe and the mac dmg files
Or did they have for version 1 a jnlp file and for version 2 of theire software not...

crox on :

see the new post about version 2.0: http://blog.crox.net/archives/45-aXbo-research-2.0-Analysis-Software-Sounds-Upload-on-linux.html

Jens Ougaard on :

Dear Linux-Users,

The aXbo software support has given us now a link for the software for Linux:

http://www.axbo.com/webstart/aXbo_unix_2_0_14.sh

I hope this makes the installation easier.

Good morning. Every day.
the aXbo team

lixy on :

Since this page ranks high on googles, let it be known that a new version is available.

http://www.axbo.com/webstart/aXbo_unix_2_0_17.sh

Joaquin Ferrero on :

Solved...

The system create a /dev/ttyUSB0 device for the uucp user group, so only I need to add me to this group.

Joaquin Ferrero on :

New version: v2.0.18

But in my Linux, it don't find the serial port (/dev/ttyUSB0).

My Linux is a OpenSuse 10.3.

dmesg:

usb 2-1: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 2
usb 2-1: new device found, idVendor=10c4, idProduct=ea60
usb 2-1: new device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
usb 2-1: Product: CP2102 USB to UART Bridge Controller
usb 2-1: Manufacturer: Silicon Labs
usb 2-1: SerialNumber: 0001
usb 2-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
usbcore: registered new interface driver usbserial
drivers/usb/serial/usb-serial.c: USB Serial support registered for generic
usbcore: registered new interface driver usbserial_generic
drivers/usb/serial/usb-serial.c: USB Serial Driver core
drivers/usb/serial/usb-serial.c: USB Serial support registered for cp2101
cp2101 2-1:1.0: cp2101 converter detected
usb 2-1: reset full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 2
usb 2-1: cp2101 converter now attached to ttyUSB0
usbcore: registered new interface driver cp2101
drivers/usb/serial/cp2101.c: Silicon Labs CP2101/CP2102 RS232 serial adaptor driver v0.07

bencevoltam on :

if you experience the axbo32bit vs java64bit problem on Ubuntu (10.10):

apt-get install ia32-sun-java6-bin
sudo update-alternatives --config java

#and choose the 32bit version

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