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Ubuntu - Unable to connect to RaceCapture MK2

Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:51 pm
by hondatuner91
Hi, I have a RaceCapture MK2 running the latest firmware version (just updated with an app running on Windows).
I got the Race Capture application to run on Ubuntu, though it cannot connect to the RaceCapture firmware.
The app spins for ever displaying "Connecting..." and "Searching /dev/ttyACMO"

Any special step to perform to get the firmware to talk to an app running on Ubuntu?

Thank you.

Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:26 pm
by hondatuner91
I'm new to this forum/Autosport Labs.

Is this company/forum still active? Somehow I thought this would have been an easy/quick subject to help me with.

Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:55 pm
by brentp
Sorry for the late reply, we simply missed this post. Of course we are still active, you can see our recent blog posts and facebook announcements :)

We don't officially support the app running on ubuntu, so this is an advanced topic. When you plug RaceCapture into your computer, dmesg should show /dev/ttyACM0 (or similar). The RaceCapture app should pick it up there and connect as it would with Windows or OSX.

You can also check with minicom (with the app shut down, naturally) and see if you can access the CLI. You might have a permissions issue accessing /dev/ttyACM0.

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:30 pm
by Copper280z
I just solved this myself. It's likely that you need to add your user to the dialout group to get access to the serial port.

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:56 pm
by brentp
Thanks for the update, glad you figured it out!