GDK Installation

GDK by Operating System

† Although no longer built on these older operating systems, previous versions of GDK are available.

Microsoft Windows

GDK is distributed in an installer for 64 bit versions of Windows 7, 8, 8.1, and 10. The installer will automatically set up the Windows firewall for communications.

See the GDK Release Notes page to download the newest installer.

For developers wishing to bundle GDK within their own installers, execute the GDK installer with the /S switch to run silently with defaults. If the Galil security certificate is not already trusted on the deployment target, a digital signature dialog may be presented.

Ubuntu Linux

GDK is distributed in a deb package for 64 bit Ubuntu 16.04. Use the following commands at a terminal to install and run GDK.

Install Galil's public certificate

$ wget http://www.galil.com/sw/pub/ubuntu/16.04/GALIL-PUB-KEY

# apt-key add GALIL-PUB-KEY

Get Galil's apt sources list

# wget http://www.galil.com/sw/pub/ubuntu/16.04/galil.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/galil.list

# apt-get update

Install GDK Package

# apt-get install gdk

Launch GDK

$ gdk &

PCI

For a Galil PCI controller, e.g. DMC-1800, 1802, 1806, or 1417, see the gclib installation instructions for building the PCI driver.

Red Hat and CentOS Linux

GDK is distributed in an rpm package for 64 bit Red Hat 7 and CentOS 7. Use the following commands at a terminal to install and run GDK.

Download Galil's repository information

$ wget http://www.galil.com/sw/pub/rhel/7/galilrpm-4-1.noarch.rpm

# rpm -Uvh galilrpm-4-1.noarch.rpm

Install GDK Package

# yum install gdk

Launch GDK

$ gdk &

PCI

For a Galil PCI controller, e.g. DMC-1800, 1802, 1806, or 1417, see the gclib installation instructions for building the PCI driver.

Fedora Linux

GDK is distributed in an rpm package for Fedora. Use the following commands at a terminal to install and run GDK.

Download Galil's repository information

$ wget http://www.galil.com/sw/pub/fedora/galilrpm-3-1.noarch.rpm

# rpm -Uvh galilrpm-3-1.noarch.rpm

Install GDK Package

# yum install gdk

Launch GDK

$ gdk &

PCI

For a Galil PCI controller, e.g. DMC-1800, 1802, 1806, or 1417, see the gclib installation instructions for building the PCI driver.