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Running Mission Planner on Linux


(Dan Pollock) #1

Again I tried to make something hard out of something easy. I thought you had to actually build Misssion Planner on Linux to use it. Not so. Actually pretty easy to run MP on linux. I have it running on a TX1 now. Couple of steps.

  1. you need to install Mono from the instructions on this page. This will install the latest version older versions or the one that installs with apt will not work properly. http://www.mono-project.com/download/#download-lin I installed mono-complete. Tried a couple of the other recommendations but they were already installed with complete.

  2. Get the latest beta version of MP and unzip it into a directory. MissionPlannerBeta.zip from here http://firmware.us.ardupilot.org/Tools/MissionPlanner/beta/

  3. command to start up is sudo mono MissionPlanner.exe. Takes some extra time first time through. Probably building p-code for the emulator. Once you run it once it comes up like you are used to seeing.

Now there are some dependencies that might need to be installed. On my system there weren’t any. However if it complains or better yet before you install Mono go to the ArduPilot github page and click on MissionPlanner. At the bottom of the page there is a list of the dependencies. So you can check to see if they are installed before you do the mono install.

I just did this today I was able to connect and another guy that followed the instructions was able to download firmware to the fc with it. No reason it won’t work just fine. Its alway been able to run under mono. It runs under mono on a windows machine.

So have fun with it if you have issues post up and I’ll try and help.


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(Chris Olson) #2

Do you also need WINE to run the executable? Or does it “just work” with the .NET framework?


(Dan Pollock) #3

I didn’t install wine unless its on nvidia version of ubuntu 16.04 typing which wine doesn’t show anything so I’d say its not needed.


(Olivier Brousse) #4

Awesome. Should really be a blog post with a screenshot, hint, hint … :wink:


(Chris Olson) #5

It runs OK here, but can’t connect via MavLink (crashes). Neither will it play a tlog (crashes). In the flight planning screen it will load a mission OK, but it doesn’t display the ground path for spline waypoints (or regular).

Maybe I’m missing some libraries or dependencies, I don’t know. But on linux, for now, I think I’ll stick with APM Planner2.


(Will Coleman) #6

Got it open on the first time, but now it won’t open up anymore. I am getting this message:
“Got a SIGABRT while executing native code. This usually indicates
a fatal error in the mono runtime or one of the native libraries
used by your application.”

Any idea how to fix?

Also I was having some trouble connecting, any tips on that once I get it back up?


(Kikislater) #7

Could you share your mono version ?
IMO, connecting problem are usually due to permission. Try to change your telemetry usb port in /dev/ttyXXX permission with chmod 644


(Yutao) #8

After successfully running Mission Planner in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, I can connect to a PxiRacer with USB as “/dev/serial/by-id/usb-3D_Robotics_PX4_FMU_v4.x_0-if00”. But with telemetry connected on “dev/tty/USB0” it does not seem to receive any heartbeat packets - could it be an issue with the FTDI driver?


(Ray Anderson) #9

Now that I have it running in Ubuntu 16.04, I don’t get the RMB option to download offline maps. I need to do this before I go to the field since I won’t have WiFi there. It doesn’t download at home ON the Wifi in the live map, either.