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10-26-2020, 09:05 AM
This thread is to document what distributions ShowEQ6 works on, and any extra steps that are required to get it to run.

If you're running a distro/version that's not listed here (or the listed info is incomplete/incorrect), please comment with the distro-specific info including details of any steps you had to take to get ShowEQ6 working.

I'll edit/update this post to reflect any new info, and ideally we'll eventually put the results into the install guide that is distributed with SEQ.

A note about Wayland:
Qt4 does not support Wayland, so ShowEQ6 will probably not work under Wayland at this time. As such, if you're using a distro that uses Wayland by default, you'll need to make sure you're running ShowEQ under X11.

A note about network interface names:
There are differences in network interface naming between distros. For the purposes of this post, I'll refer to them as

* classic: eth0, wlan0, etc.
* systemd: ens0p0, wls0p0, etc.

You can find your interface name using the ifconfig or ip addr commands.

ShowEQ currently assumes your interface is eth0. If yours is different, you can pass the interface name on the ShowEQ command line with the -i switch, then "Save Preferences" to keep that setting for future sessions.

Debian 10 (buster):
* Works with distribution-provided libraries (build-essential, libqt4-dev, libpcap0.8-dev, autoconf, automake, libtool, zlib1g-dev)
* Uses systemd interface names

CentOS 7:
* Works with distribution-provided libraries (group "Development Tools", qt-devel, libpcap-devel)
* May use classic or systemd interface names

10-26-2020, 06:28 PM
CentOS 7.8 uses the systemd not classic interface names.

Boy great minds think alike. I had just created a distro compatibility thread until I saw this one...

10-27-2020, 06:46 AM
CentOS 7.8 uses the systemd not classic interface names.

The VM I just installed to troubleshoot Fransick's compilation issue is Centos7 and it's using classic names. Maybe it depends on the installation profile selected or something? Not sure.

I've updated the post to show that it may use either.

10-27-2020, 07:35 AM
Maybe difference between 32 and 64? I used 64 in a virtual machine and it had something like emso3 for the interface.

10-27-2020, 12:50 PM
Mine was a 64-bit install as well, so must be something else.

10-27-2020, 02:01 PM
Anyone try it on Centos 8? I installed it a while ago and couldn't get it working but recall seeing someone replying with a simple fix to make it compatible.

10-27-2020, 06:12 PM
Cent0S 8 uses qt5 if you downgrade to QT4 it should work with it but I havent done that... Might need a different version of GCC

I installed CentOS8. QT5 is the only package in yum offered. If you want QT4, you would have to build it from sources or located it somewhere else. There also does not seem to be a qt5-devel package. I havent gotten further and is bed time.

01-21-2021, 07:57 PM
My CentOS 7 laptop (Lenovo T440) that I installed last night is using systemd. I can also confirm those 3 packages above is all I needed to install to get SEQ6 working. It is so much nicer on a faster machine, takes about 1 minute to make and build.

02-17-2021, 07:20 PM
I've got this working on Arch with QT4 from the AUR.


Also you can pass
net.ifnames=0 to the kernel at boot to get rid of the consistent interface names and bring back eth*