Can't get LimeSDR mini / Soapy working Ubuntu 19

I have had the system working a while back - been away from it for about a yr. Now re-install a clean Ubuntu, install the drivers / etc (Soapy, LimeSuite, …) and trying to get up and running. BUT gqrx, cubic, and others don’t see the device??

SoapySDRUtil --info

I have followed the details on the forum, or at least the ones that I have found. BUT I can’t for the life of me figure it out. :frowning: REALLY could use a nudge in the right direction pls.


I am not sure what exactly the problem is, but yiu have to install Soapy and Lime in the correct order. Maybe this is the problem. I wrote a simple bash script for it, maybe you can try it with a fresh install:

if [ “$(id -u)” == “0” ]; then
echo “This script must be run as normal User” 1>&2
exit 1

sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:myriadrf/drivers
sudo apt update -y
sudo apt upgrade -y
sudo apt install g++ -y
sudo apt install libcurl4-openssl-dev -y
sudo apt install libssl-dev -y
sudo apt install libsqlite3-dev -y
sudo apt install libboost-program-options-dev -y
sudo apt install zlib1g-dev -y
sudo apt install plink -y
sudo apt install libpython-dev -y
sudo apt install python-numpy -y
sudo apt install swig -y
sudo apt install libjsoncpp-dev -y
sudo apt install libusb-1.0-0-dev -y
sudo apt install git -y
sudo apt install cmake -y
sudo apt install build-essential -y
sudo apt install libmbedtls-dev -y
sudo apt install libconfig+±dev -y
sudo apt install libsctp-dev -y
sudo apt install libfftw3-dev -y
sudo apt install libi2c-dev -y
sudo apt install libboost-all-dev -y

if [ -d /home/$user/SoapySDR ]; then
echo " - SoapySDR already exists. Skipping it."

git clone
cd SoapySDR || exit
#git pull origin master
git pull soapy-sdr-0.7.1
git checkout soapy-sdr-0.7.1
mkdir build
cd build || exit
cmake …
make -j4
sudo make install
sudo ldconfig #needed on debian systems
cd /home/$user/ || exit

if [ -d /home/$user/LimeSuite ]; then
echo " - LimeSuite already exists. Skipping it."

sudo apt install libwxgtk3.0-dev -y
sudo apt install freeglut3-dev -y

git clone
cd LimeSuite || exit
git checkout stable
mkdir builddir && cd builddir || exit
cmake …/
make -j4
sudo make install
sudo ldconfig
cd /home/$user/LimeSuite/udev-rules || exit
chmod +x
sudo ./
cd /home/$user/ || exit


I have installed Soapy and Lime on a “clean” Mint 19.3 (Ubuntu 18.04) with this script and I thanks you very much for providing it.

I have found the following issues using it:

  • script must be run from home-dir (/home/$user)
  • when script is taken with copy/paste from web-page, I got an error in the two cmake-statements (change to … to … or …/)
  • script can’t be rerun without deleting Soapy and Lime-dir (/home/$user/SoapySDR and /home/$user/LimeSuite)

73 OZ1OY, Jan