Installing Mezurit 2 on your computer is simple in most cases. On Windows, the pre-complied packages available in the downloads section should work "out of the box" (details below). Binary packages are also available for Arch Linux and Ubuntu, but require one or two non-standard libraries detailed below. If you are running a different distribution, instructions for compiling Mezurit 2 are here and, for Linux-GPIB, here.
For Arch Linux users, prototype PKGBUILDs and 64-bit packages are provided below:
Important: If you have a GPIB card and actually want to use it with Mezurit 2, you will need to run makepkg on the PKGBUILD above to install driver modules for your current kernel. (This will create a separate package: linux-gpib-modules.)
[TODO:: Mention comedi_config, gpib_config, and dev node permissions.]
The standard Ubuntu software archives include everything needed to run Mezurit 2 except for up-to-date GPIB support. Fortunately, there is a PPA maintained by Vsevolod Kukol to fill this gap. (If the PPA does not work for you, check out the "old fashioned" procedure.)
It may be necessary to add the following lines to /etc/rc.local to gain access on the device nodes:
Also, add your user to the iocard group using the "Users and Groups" utility or:
Windows XP (and later)
Warning: Mezurit 2 has a known (slow) memory leak (probably) caused by the Windows verson of GTK+. To allieviate the problem, simply roll-up/hide the Acquisition tool during long measurements.
To install Mezurit 2 on Windows:
Note: If you get an "application failed to initialize properly 0xc0150002" error on startup, your system probably lacks msvcr90.dll. Fix this by installing Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package.