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NXSelector MacroGUI for taurusgui

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Authors: Jan Kotanski

NXS TaurusGUI is taurusgui Configuration for Component Selector

NeXus Taurus GUI


Install the dependencies:

Sardana, PyTango, sphinx, Taurus, NXSRecSelector, Selector

From sources

Download the latest version of NeXuS Configuration Server from

Extract the sources and run

$ python install

Debian packages

Debian Jessie (and Wheezy) packages can be found in the HDRI repository.

To install the debian packages, add the PGP repository key

$ sudo su
$ wget -q -O - | apt-key add -

and then download the corresponding source list

$ cd /etc/apt/sources.list.d
$ wget


$ apt-get update
$ apt-get install python-nxsrecselector nxselector nxstaurusgui

To instal other NexDaTaS packages

$ apt-get install python-nxswriter nxsconfigtool nxstools python-nxsconfigserver nxsconfigserver-db


$ apt-get install python-sardana-nxsrecorder

for NeXus recorder.

From pip

To install it from pip you need also to install pyqt5, e.g.

$ python3 -m venv myvenv
$ . myvenv/bin/activate

$ pip install pyqt5

$ pip install sardana-nxsrecorder

Moreover it is also good to install

$ pip install pytango
$ pip install sardana
$ pip install nxswriter
$ pip install nxsrecselector
$ pip install nxsconfigserver
$ pip install nxstools
$ pip install pymysqldb

Setting environment

Setting Saradna

If sardana is not yet set up run

$ Pool
  • enter a new instance name

  • create the new instance

Then wait a while until Pool is started and in a new terminal run

$ MacroServer
  • enter a new instance name

  • create the new instance

  • connect pool

Next, run Astor and change start-up levels: for Pool to 2, for MacroServer to 3 and restart servers.

Alternatively, terminate Pool and MacroServer in the terminals and run

$ nxsetup -s Pool -l2

wait until Pool is started and run

$ nxsetup -s MacroServer -l3

Additionally, one can create dummy devices by running sar_demo in

$ spock

Setting NeXus Servers

To set up NeXus Servers run

$ nxsetup -x


$ nxsetup -x NXSDataWriter
$ nxsetup -x NXSConfigServer
$ nxsetup -x NXSRecSelector

for specific servers.

If the RecoderPath property of MacroServer is not set one can do it by

$ nxsetup -a /usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/sardananxsrecorder

where the path should point the sardananxsrecorder package.

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