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Alibava software

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We are currently using version alibava-0.3.0-1, that can be downloaded from: http://sourceforge.net/projects/alibava/. To avoid problem the motherboard must be reset with the blue button before launching the program with root permissions.
We are currently using version alibava-0.3.1-3, that can be downloaded from: http://sourceforge.net/projects/alibava/. More information can be found in http://www.alibavasystems.com/getting-the-software

Installing in Mac OS X

Not yet ready, but we are working on that

Installing in Windows

Download the Alibava_Setup.exe file and execute it to install alibava-gui. You need also to install the FTDI driver for this to work. To do so, go to


and download the windows VCP driver. Follow the instructions to install it and you have everything to enjoy alibava-gui.

Installing in Linux

When you have downloaded the tar.gz file, you have to be sure that all the required “ingredients” to build the alibava software are present in your system. The easiest is to type the following:

  • For systems using yum as the application for managing package installation (RedHat?, Fedora, Scientific Linux,..): sudo yum install intltool libglade2-dev python-dev

  • For debian systems using apt-get (like ubuntu): sudo apt-get install intltool libglade2-dev python-dev

If you are not in the sudoers list, remove sudo from the previous commands and execute them as root. (Never use the name of root in vain... try to be in the sudoers list and avoid doing things as root)

Then, do as follows:

Expand the tar.gz file: tar zxf alibava-x.x.x-x.tar.gz

`cd' to the directory containing the package's source code and type `./configure' to configure the package for your system.

Type make

If no errors are found type sudo make install

After this process you have alibava-gui installed and almost ready to use. There is, however, a subtle problem with privileges.

The installation procedure creates a group called alibava that has access to the USB port where alibava is visible. To avoid having access problems, make add your userid to that group by typing:

sudo /usr/sbin/usermod -G alibava {your user name}

Now you should be able to use alibava-gui.

Launch alibava-gui

Type alibava-gui in a terminal. #To avoid problems the motherboard must be reset with the blue button before launching the program with root permissions.#

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