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Running BrainVoyager on Linux

Last update: 2014-12-04

The current version of BrainVoyager QX for Linux can be found on the Linux downloads page, which also contains some information about installing BrainVoyager on older versions of Linux. This article contains some notes on running BrainVoyager on specific Linux distributions.

Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit

Before installing the Hasp driver under Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit, install the 32-bit compatibility libraries with these commands:

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install libc6:i386

Ubuntu 14.10 64-bit

Before installing the Hasp driver under Ubuntu 14.10 64-bit, install the 32-bit compatibility libraries with these commands:

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
sudo apt update
sudo apt install libc6:i386

Debian 7.2 64-bit

Before installing the Hasp driver under Debian 7.2 64-bit, install the 32-bit compatibility libraries with this sequence of commands:

su

(enter password)

dpkg --add-architecture i386
apt-get update
apt-get install ia32-libs

CentOS 6.3 64-bit

Before installing the Hasp driver under CentOS 6.3 64-bit install the 32-bit compatibility libraries with these commands:

su

(enter password)

yum install glibc.i686

CentOS 7 and Fedora 20 64-bit

The bvqx_v282_Lnx64_u14.04_installer.run installer works on CentOS 7 and Fedora 20. However, BrainVoyager needs the GLU library, which is not installed by default on the distributions. You can install it with this command:

sudo yum install mesa-libGLU

Before installing the Hasp driver install the 32-bit compatibility libraries with this command:

sudo yum install glibc.i686

NeuroDebian VM

NeuroDebian is a platform for neuroscience that integrates a number of free research tools with Debian Linux. Virtual machine (VM) images of NeuroDebian for VirtualBox can be downloaded from this page. For the current stable version, NeuroDebian 6, use BrainVoyager 2.3.1 (either 32 or 64-bit, see Previous BrainVoyager QX Versions). With version NeuroDebian 7, one can also use higher versions of BrainVoyager (at least BrainVoyager QX 2.6 for Ubuntu).

To be able to access the HASP dongle, you need to add it in the VirtualBox configuration under Ports > USB:

virtualbox-usb-2

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