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Old 07-20-2008, 09:32 AM   #1
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Question Blood Glucose Monitor: in Hearty Heron how can I download readings


Hi,
I have an Abbott Freestyle Lite BG monitor and had been using the software supplied by Abbott - looks like a DOS prog. It has options to graph etc. I would be happy to download into Open Office spreadsheet and manipulate them myself.

As a complete Newbie I do not know how to see what is connected to my laptop via the USB. Nor do I know what is the format the BG readings on the monitor.

Any help would be appreciated,
Cuddy.
 
Old 07-20-2008, 10:02 AM   #2
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That is quite a non-standard peripheral you have there
Your machine doesn't respond when you plug the device it?


Let's have a look:
After you plug it in, run these commands and post the output here:
Code:
dmesg | tail
/sbin/lsusb
 
Old 07-20-2008, 11:14 AM   #3
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The Freestyle Lite FAQ lists 2 programs from Abbott that can be used. Do you know if you have "CoPilot™ Health Management System" or "Precision Link® Direct Diabetes Data Management System" software?

Pages 19 & 20 of the CoPilot Quick Reference describe the connection as a serial connection. There is also a USB connection. It is a serial to USB cable.

Using the USB version means you need to have serial-USB kernel modules installed and know what device to address when trying to connect. What Linux distribution are you using?
 
Old 07-22-2008, 05:50 AM   #4
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Hi /dev/me

code produced:

$ dmesg | tail
[ 63.236334] [drm] Initialised raedon 1.28.0 20060524 on minor 0
[ 90.067158] ethl: no IPv6 routers present
[ 92.104247] agpgart: found an AGP 2.0 compliant device at 0000:00.0 into 4X mode
[ 92.104854] agpgart: Putting AGP V2 device at 0000:00.0 into 4X mode
[ 92.105334] agpgart: Putting AGP V2 device at 0000:01:00.0 into 4X mode
[ 93.458179] [drm] Setting GART location based on new memory map
[ 93.458254] [drm] writeback test ucceeded in 2usecs
[ 372.824438] usb 1-2: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 2
[ 373.008618] usb 1-2:configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
$ /sbin/lsub
bash: /sbin/lsub: No such directory found
 
Old 07-22-2008, 05:56 AM   #5
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Hi 2damncommon

Previously I have downloaded both CoPilot and Precision Link to use. Precision Link worked fine.
When I loaded the latest Ubuntu, Hearty Heron, all got wiped.
The cable supplied is a USB.
Many thanks,
Cuddy.

Last edited by cuddy; 07-22-2008 at 05:58 AM. Reason: typo
 
Old 07-25-2008, 01:05 PM   #6
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I have tried again and realized my mistake.
$ /sbin
bash: /sbin is a directory
$cd sbin
bash: cd: No such file or directory

(As above with $ dmesg | tail)

$ Lsusb
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0483:2015 SGS Thompson Microelectronics
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 002: ID la61:3410
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000

Does this make sense? Did Thompson Microelectronics make the BG Monitor?

Thanks,
Cuddy.
 
  


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