SatNOGS install on linux desktop


uname -m returns i686.
But I installed i386 Debian… Is there were I went wrong? Time to reinstall?


Yeah, I think it is a GNURadio restriction!


Actually could be because gr-satnogs is only compiled for amd64 and arm


Ok. I am up and running on Debian.

Here is a bit of a quick start for those that follow along.
Download and install Debian 9 from here;
I chose the net installer as I only want to run headless and don’t need the full desktop.
MAKE SURE you download AMD64 version. gr-satnogs does not support i386.
Install on your target machine and because it’s headless, remember to install the ssh server.

The rest of the commands are done via terminal (PuTTY on my Windows box).
Become root.
nano /etc/apt/sources.list

Add the following to the bottom of the file;
deb stretch-backports main
deb-src stretch-backports main

Add your user to the sudo group;
usermod -aG sudo yourUserName

Run the following commands.

apt-get update
apt-get install -t stretch-backports ansible
apt-get install sudo
apt-get install git
apt-get install sshpass
cd /home/username/
git clone
cd satnogs-client-ansible/
cp -r production.dist production
nano production/inventory/hosts

Here change the IP address to be, the user to your debian username and their password.

ssh yourUserName@ true
ansible-playbook -i production/inventory -K site.yml

It takes a while, but you should get through with no errors.
Once done.
Still as root.


With that, you should be up and running. (After filling out your API key, station number etc).


Would you mind making a Wiki article out of this?


I would not mind at all… I have never edited a Wiki, but am willing to learn.
Should I tweak the one that is there, or start a whole new page?


I don’t recall the exact structure - maybe add a new section to the existing article!?


Done. Had some… .ah… issues… with the formatting. Feel free to tweak any thing.


I want to give it a try with and old pc.

Wich distro should I use?


73’s from EA5WA Juan Carlos


As per my post. This is the only supported distro.