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XIMEA Linux Software Package


XIMEA Linux Software Package is tarred installer of xiAPI with examples.
It is designed to run on most common Linux distribution that includes the usual tools and libraries like:
Ubuntu, Red Hat, Arch, Gentoo etc.

Please note: Even though cameras and API can work with such systems, XIMEA does not guarantee reliable functionality on the ones which are NOT included in the list of tested versions mentioned below.

xiAPI supports two CPU families:

Contents

The Package contains:
  • Examples:
    • xiSample - sample showing basic image acquisition in xiAPI
    • streamViewer - camera live image viewer for picture check
      • streamViewer is based on gstreamer. It must be installed before streamViewer is started. Please read more in README file.

Installation

wget https://www.ximea.com/downloads/recent/XIMEA_Linux_SP.tgz
  • Untar
tar xzf XIMEA_Linux_SP.tgz
cd package
  • Start installation script
    • For xiB - PCIe Camera cameras - please start script with option -pcie.
      ./install -pcie
      

      If it fails, make sure that you have necessary tools installed, e.g. run the following command on Ubuntu:
      sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-"$(uname -r)" 
      

      or this one on Red Hat:
      sudo yum install gcc make kernel-devel
      
  • For other cameras (i.e. USB3 cameras)
    ./install
    
  • If logged in user is not root, you will be asked for your password to get root access because the installation runs with root account using sudo.

Uninstallation

Run uninstall script:

/opt/XIMEA/uninstall

If logged in user is not root, you will be asked for your password to get root access same as with install script.

Troubleshooting

If you should run into any issues about installing our API, before submitting a support request, please read our troubleshooting pages:

Supported Vision Libraries

Knowledge Base

You can find solution about known issues in our Linux SP Knowledge Base.