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WSN Memsic and Ekoview Installation Guide for Ubuntu 12

Setup Guide for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

The script will try mimic the actual xServe and eKoView system implementation that comes with Memsic Netbook with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. For older Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, please click the button below to the installation guide.

  Click here for Ubuntu Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

  Github Code Repository


Please open the bash file in text editor and go through the code before executing…
You must have root privilege to execute the code since many new packages will be installed.

sudo bash (For Ubuntu 12.04 LTS)

To check the Ubuntu version
lsb_release -a


  • Memsic Base
  • Memsic WSN Nodes
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS can refer to this post.


Run the installer with command below.
For Ubuntu 12.04 LTS,


For Ubuntu 12.04

  • You must be root
  • Then updating the list for latest packages
  • Next, long list of dependency packages will be installed automatically to install xServe
  • xServe installer will be downloaded from my server
  • Files extracted and folder permissions will be updated for xServe
  • Next, the dependencies to install and run Apache HTTP Server to setup ekoView
  • The cron job to run xServe will be added as well, you can view at ‘ sudo crontab -l ‘
  • Flash for Firefox will be installed too. However, the flash installer often fails, you can find the flash installer online
  • The ekoView should be accessible from FireFox browser at ‘ http://localhost ‘
  • TeamViever will be installed as well for easy access from PC, you may skip this if not required


1.  Check XServe crontab

  • xServe added to crontab automatically to check every minute for xServe running
  • Run this command to see if it’s added, sudo crontab -l

2.  Check eKoview website

  • Apache HTTP Server will be installed and configured to run eKoView
  • eKoView can be accessed from internet browser at http://localhost/web/index.html
  • You can add nodes from the eKoView interface. User : admin Pass : memsic



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  • E. Kanagaraj, L. M. Kamarudin, A. Zakaria, R. Gunasagaran and A. Y. M. Shakaff, “Cloud-based remote environmental monitoring system with distributed WSN weather stations,” SENSORS, 2015 IEEE, Busan, 2015, pp. 1-4.