Brick Daemon Installation on Linux

Requirements: libusb 1.0.6 or newer

The Brick Daemon can be installed on Debian based distribution (Ubuntu, Mint, etc.) from a .deb file. For Arch Linux the package brickd is available in the AUR. On other distributions the Brick Daemon can be installed from source.

Debian Package

The Brick Daemon Debian package is available in our APT pepository, but can also be installed manually.

APT Repository

First, set up our APT repository on your system according to this guide. Then install the Brick Viewer package:

sudo apt install brickd

The Brick Daemon will be started after the installation and at startup automatically.

Manual Installation

First, download the correct Brick Daemon .deb for your architecture from here. Right-click on the file and choose "Open with GDebi Package Installer":

Brickd installation step 1

Then click "Install Package":

Brickd installation step 2

Ready:

Brickd installation step 3

On Ubuntu you can also use the Ubuntu Software Center, other Desktop environments have very similar tools that practically work the same way.

Install dependencies first (if libudev1 isn't available install libudev0 instead):

sudo apt-get install libusb-1.0-0 libudev1 procps

To install Brick Daemon from the console use the following command (depending on the platform):

  • 64bit x86 (e.g. most PCs and laptops):

    wget --backups=1 https://download.tinkerforge.com/tools/brickd/linux/brickd_linux_latest_amd64.deb
    sudo dpkg -i brickd_linux_latest_amd64.deb
    
  • 32bit x86:

    wget --backups=1 https://download.tinkerforge.com/tools/brickd/linux/brickd_linux_latest_i386.deb
    sudo dpkg -i brickd_linux_latest_i386.deb
    
  • 32bit ARM (e.g. Raspberry Pi):

    wget --backups=1 https://download.tinkerforge.com/tools/brickd/linux/brickd_linux_latest_armhf.deb
    sudo dpkg -i brickd_linux_latest_armhf.deb
    
  • 64bit ARM (e.g. NVIDIA Jetson):

    wget --backups=1 https://download.tinkerforge.com/tools/brickd/linux/brickd_linux_latest_arm64.deb
    sudo dpkg -i brickd_linux_latest_arm64.deb
    
  • RED Brick:

    wget --backups=1 https://download.tinkerforge.com/tools/brickd/linux/brickd_linux_latest+redbrick_armhf.deb
    sudo dpkg -i brickd_linux_latest+redbrick_armhf.deb
    

The Brick Daemon will be started after the installation and at startup automatically.

From Source

To install Brick Daemon from source follow the steps described in this README.