System requirements

Prerequisite - minimal system requirements

Sphinx can run only on Linux 64 bits, more precisely on the following distributions:

  • Ubuntu 14.04 (with kernel version 3.19 or higher)
  • Ubuntu 15.10
  • Ubuntu 16.04
  • Debian 8
  • Debian 9

A minimum of 1 GByte of storage is necessary to run Sphinx.

The PC must support OpenGL in version 3.0 or higher. To check your version, you can type:

$ glxinfo | grep "OpenGL version"

Matching the minimal system requirements is not sufficient to enjoy every simulator features. This is particularly true if you want to activate the drone cameras (--enable-video option) or access the simulated drone WiFi from a FreeFlight application on your smartphone. See the recommended system requirements below for more information.