GPIB-PCIe Not Recognized In Dell 7050 Running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9

Updated Mar 8, 2018

Reported In

Hardware

  • PCIe-GPIB

Driver

  • NI-488.2

Operating System

  • Linux

Other

Dell OptiPlex 7050

Issue Details

I have a Dell OptiPlex 7050 computer that is running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9. It has a NI GPIB-PCIe card in the bus, and I already installed the NI-488.2 driver. The NI-488.2 Troubleshooting Wizard finds the card, but never finishes the test:



 

My application isn't able to communicate with the bus, and the I/O Trace (former NI Spy) doesn't show any transmitted/received frames.

Solution

  1. Upgrade to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3
  2. Install NI-488.2 17.0 driver
  3. Upgrade to PXI Platform Services 17.5
    Note: The Dell 7050 is not a PXI platform, but this upgrade is recommended as it fixes a component used by the 488.2 driver

Additional Information

The GPIB-PCIe card doesn't work with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9 in the Dell OptiPlex 7050 computer.

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