PMOD Stand-alone License Installation

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PMOD Stand-alone License Installation

Install USB Key Drivers

All the files required for the driver installation have been extracted during the installation of the PMOD software and stored in the PMOD hksetup sub-directory. For Linux, it includes four installation files, the 64-Bit installers for RedHat/Fedora as well as Ubuntu/Debian systems. The driver installation should be performed as root user.

On Ubuntu/Debian Linux systems double-click wkrt-lin_6.51.3477.500_amd64.deb and then install the package. Similarly, on RedHat/Fedora Linux systems use WkRt-Lin-6.51.3477.500.x86_64.rpm. If the installation per double-clicking does not work open a terminal and enter the command
cd /home/user_name/Pmod4.2/install/hksetup/Linux
sudo apt install ./wkrt-lin_6.51.3477.500_amd64.deb

If messages occur in the console window indicating a conflict with an older version of the driver please uninstall that prior version (eg. WkRt-Lin-5.10.501-1.i386) by entering the command:

rpm -e ./WkRt-Lin-5.10.501-1.i386

After these cleaning procedures try the installation again.

Note: If you experience problems during driver installation, you are recommended downloading the most recent drivers for the WIBU-KEY (WibuKey Runtime) and try the installation again. Also, in some cases, a reboot may be required after driver installation.

License File

The delivery note you have received with the PMOD installation package contains account information for logging into the support area of There you will find a license report, and a button for downloading the license file for your purchased configuration. Please download pstarter.lcs and copy it to the directory Pmod4.2/system/lcs.

Important Note: Please do not change pstarter.lcs in any way - a modified license file will not be accepted. Do not open pstarter.lcs in any program, do not rename it, and if you transfer it per FTP, use binary transfer.

Start PMOD

PMOD can now be started with command script RunPmod in Pmod4.2/Start. Example:

cd /home/user_name/Pmod4.2
./java/jre/bin/java -Xmx16000M -jar pmod.jar


The script has been tailored to the installation directory. Therefore, if the Pmod4.2 directory is moved to a different location, the path needs to be adjusted.

The -Xmx16000M option specifies the maximum heap memory (16000 MB) that PMOD can allocate. To process large data sets this number should be increased. Caution: The P3D tool may crash, when the reserved space approaches the physical RAM size.

Change Permission Settings of Directories for writing

To allow other users than root the full usage of PMOD it is important to open some PMOD directories for writing:
chmod -R ugo+w /home/user_name/Pmod4.2/properties
chmod -R ugo+w /home/user_name/Pmod4.2/data/

There may be other directories you have to open for writing later on, if several users are working with the same PMOD installation.