Running UPDD tools from a terminal

UPDD software utilities require that the correct environment be set.

If you do not set the correct environment you will likely see the error "error while loading shared libraries" when running the utilities.

Setting the correct environment is most easily achieved by entering the command:

 /opt/updd/upddenv bash

 This creates a bash shell with the correct environment.

 In this example we use the UPDD Command Line Interface to list registered devices

In some environments Bash shell is not working as expected so commands need to be preceded with ./upddenv. e.g. for the above command you would need to run ./upddenv ./upddutils devices. This was observed in Puppy Linux.‚Äč
You can of course replace bash with your shell of choice.

Some commands that make setting changes may require the driver to be restarted to take affect.  This can be achieved as follows:

sudo systemctl stop updd (stop the driver)
sudo systemctl start updd (start the driver)

To see the environmental settings set by updddev you can use the Cat command to view the contents as shown below:

Running UPDD diagnostics

To help identify touch related issues we have created a diagnostics procedure that gathers appropriate information that can help as part of the investigation. In Windows and MacOS it is quite straight forward to invoke but this might not be the case with Linux.

On Linux systems where the system tray icon is available the procedure is the same as in the link above, choose Status from the drop down menu and run Diagnostics from this dialog:

If this is not possible there are 2 options:

1. Launch the status dialog from a terminal window and select Diagnostics:
2. Use the command line version:
Note that on some Linux systems diagnostics fails due to a missing Desktop folder although the diagnostic process attempts to create it.
If you see a failure message try creating this folder and try again: