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How to get vesc tool for linux on ubuntu?

Hello everyone,

This might be a stupid question, but I downloaded the compiled zip file for the vesc tool for linux, and I can not get it started on ubuntu. 

What type of file is it? a .deb installation file? an executable?

I could not find anywhere instructions (i assume is so basic that no one needed)

Best regards,

 

Vitor Henrique

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Tried the obvious and made the file executable and ran but got the error message: 

./vesc_tool_1.25: error while loading shared libraries: libssl.so.1.0.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

 

Downloaded the source code and compiled and got the program to start, but the bluetooth module does not work, and that is what i wanted to use.... 

Got the following error on my compiled version:

qt.bluetooth: Dummy backend running. Qt Bluetooth module is non-functional

vitormhenrique
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compiling with qt creator worked!

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I think a newer version of libssl became available recently hence the error. I'm guessing you are using a fairly recent version of Ubuntu?

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Yeah, I'm using Ubuntu 19.10... 

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Hi, Im having issues getting the VESC tool to open at all. Im running ubuntu 21.04 on a raspberry pi 4. I have downloaded the linux vesc tool and unzipped, that takes me to an icon (vesc_tool_3.00) and will not open or do anything at all. Not sure how to fix???

 

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Try to run it in terminal, it will show you if there is any error and then you can proceed from there. The error could be mostly this "./vesc_tool_3.00: error while loading shared libraries: libSDL2-2.0.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory". Then you can use this to install it - "sudo apt-get install git curl libsdl2-mixer-2.0-0 libsdl2-image-2.0-0 libsdl2-2.0-0"