Installation Instructions

EDT PCD software for Linux
Installation from self extracting .run archive
EDT, Inc.
Last updated March 21, 2014

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You must have root permission to install the package.

Before installing, check to make sure there is no previous instance of the EDT driver installed, by running

rpm -q EDTpcd

If an instance is found, remove it by running

rpm -e EDTpcd

You should also check to make sure there is not an instance that was installed from a .run archive. Check /opt/EDTpcd and other likely locations, and if found, uninstall by invoking ./uninstallpcd in the installation directory.

To install the new package, navigate to the directory where it was downloaded and run

chmod +x

where version is the package version, for example

The installation script will prompt for a target directory (the default is /opt/EDTpcd). Or you can specify the installation directory as an argument, in which case the installation will run to completion without any prompts:

./ /opt/EDTpcd

This will build the driver module and load it.

After installation, the target directory will contain all of the library, utility, source and executable files, as well as several README files with useful information on the EDT software. For detailed information on using your device, see the users guide.

IMPORTANT! If you have any user or 3rd-party applications developed using versions prior to of the EDT driver/API, they MUST be recompiled and relinked with the new libraries and header files in order for them to work with this version of the driver.