tilp on arch linux

since my ti-83 broke down i had to get me a new one, ended up buying a ti-84 plus.
unfortunately texas instruments havnt released any linux version of TI connect, however theres a open source alternative in tilp.

it took some tinkering to get it up and running though, heres how i did it (running arch linux k:2.6.31)
first i downloaded the libs and configured with the flag –prefix=/usr

wget http://www.ticalc.org/pub/unix/tilibs.tar.gz
# unpack and run
./configure --prefix=/usr
sudo make install
# in the following order: libticables, libticonv, libtifiles, libticalcs

then i configured tilp with –without-kde –prefix=/usr

wget http://www.ticalc.org/pub/unix/tilp.tar.gz
# unpack and run
./configure --without-kde --prefix=/usr
# obviously you should remove the --without-kde part if you're running kde..
sudo make install

lastly i had to create a udev-rule to set up the usb-permissions..

 sudo touch /etc/udev/rules.d/51-ti84.rules
sudo echo 'SYSFS{idVendor}=="0451", SYSFS{idProduct}=="e003", MODE="666"' > /etc/udev/rules.d/51-ti84.rules

note that the libs depend on glib2, libusb, zlib and tilp on libglade.

edit 2010-06-05:
a guy asked if this works for any ti calc, and it should (as long as tilp supports them!), all you have to change is the (hexadecimal) digits of idProduct in the last part. just connect your calc and run


to find out the id of your calc version (its the four digits following the : next to ID).

// sluggo