RINEX 3.02

How to Run the INS GUI Software on Linux

Purpose: To understand how to run the INS GUI software on Linux.
Last Updated: January 2021

The INS GUI for Linux works only for Ubuntu versions up to 18.04. Newer versions of Ubuntu do not support the framework used in INS GUI. Therefore, to run INS GUI for Linux, please use older versions of Ubuntu. These instructions apply to the INS GUI on Linux, not the regular INS GUI on Windows.

  1. Start Linux Terminal (CTRL + ALT + T)
  1. Navigate to the folder where the INS GUI software is located.
  2. Make the executable permission for the INS GUI .exe file by using the following command:
chmod +x INS_GUI
  1. The FTDI virtual COM port drive is built into the Linux Kernel. When you connect the INS device using the Serial-to-USB connector to the PC, the COM port will appear as /dev/ttyUSBx (can be ttyUSB0). Please check that you have read/write permission for ttyUSB0. If you cannot set them, please type the following command:
sudo chmod -R 777 /dev/ttyUSB0
  1. Inertial Labs uses Qt4 framework. Therefore, if your system does not have Qt4 libraries, type the following command in the terminal to get the libraries:
sudo apt-get install libqt4-dev
  1. Run the INS_GUI by typing ./ INS_GUI in the terminal or double click on the INS_GUI icon.
  2. Go to “Options” ->”Test options” in the GUI and set the serial port that you determined in step 2 (ttyUSB0).
  3. The INS GUI is ready for operation.

For any additional questions, please email support@inertiallabs.com

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