I am using the VectorPath card and I need to install the STAPL player (acx_stapl_player) along with the related FTDI USB drivers on the host system. How do I install them?
ACE and the acx_stapl_player
When the ACE software suite is installed, a copy of the acx_stapl_player and the FTDI USB drivers are included. The installation of ACE is covered in a separate document, the ACE Installation and Licensing Guide (UG002).
After ACE is installed, the associated acx_stapl_player can be found in this directory:
The acx_stapl_player may be run from the command line, if desired.
Note: To ease command-line usage in Windows, the directory containing the STAPL player is automatically added to the PATH environment variable by the ACE installer.
The ACE package asks to install the FTDI CDM USB drivers near the end of the install procedure with the dialog shown below.
Figure: ACE Installation Choose Components Dialog
The acx_stapl_player exists as a 64-bit executable installed with ACE. This executable is intended for FTDI FT4232H support and can only communicate with FTDI devices.
The executable can be found in this directory:
Note: When using the FTDI FT4232H connection on Linux platforms, the RHEL/CentOS 5 distribution is not supported. RHEL/CentOS 7.4 and up have been successfully tested.
Linux USB Driver Installation
In Linux, the USB driver installation script is found in the
system/cmd/ directory. Special udev rules must be created to set the permissions so that normal users may write to the FT4232H device. To update these rules, run the following as root:
Note: If using Ubuntu or another Debian-based Linux distribution, the
sudo command is typically used since the root user is disabled.
For Debian-based Linux distributions, run the the command as follows:
% sudo system/cmd/install_acx_bitporter_usb.pl
Note: The USB cables might need to be disconnected and then re-connected after the install script is run (whether or not the new rules are already applied depends upon implementation details within the Linux distribution).