Archived:How Do I Uninstall NI-488.2 Version 2.5 For Linux?

Updated Feb 2, 2018

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Operating System

  • Linux

Issue Details

How do I uninstall the NI-488.2 version 2.5 driver for Linux?

Solution

Uninstallation scripts ship with the NI-488.2 version 2.5 driver for Linux.  The uninstallation is componentized, so you will have to run multiple scripts if you wish to completely remove the driver from your system.  To uninstall NI-488.2, run the following commands as root:

    /usr/local/natinst/ni4882/UNINSTALL-help
    /usr/local/natinst/ni4882/UNINSTALL-util
    /usr/local/natinst/ni4882/UNINSTALL-driver

    Additionally, NI-KAL as well as an additional NI support library are installed with NI-488.2 version 2.5 but may be required by other NI programs.  If you do not need any additional NI software, run the following uninstallation scripts:

    /usr/local/natinst/nikal/bin/UNINSTALL
    /usr/local/natinst/nipal/bin/UNINSTALL

    Additional Information

    Note: Newer versions of NI-KAL and the NI support library installed by NI-488.2 may not include these UNINSTALL scripts.  In this case the NI-DAQmx or NI Modular Instruments Driver UNINSTALL scripts should be run last and they will remove NI-KAL and the NI support library.

    The NI-488.2 installer also installs the LabVIEW Runtime Engine.  Depending on the Linux distribution, you will need to either remove this via RPM or by deleting the shared object from /usr/local/lib.

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