Installing Kayak – CAN Bus Monitoring Tool on the Raspberry Pi 2


This blog is a step by step instructions to install Kayak by Jan-Niklas Meier on the Raspberry Pi 2.

Before installing Kayak make sure the PiCAN2 driver is installed correctly first.

Do not start the graphical interface yet. Two libraries need to install first. Do the following at the command prompt:

sudo apt-get install autoconf 
sudo apt-get install libconfig-dev

Now install socketcand:

git clone 
cd socketcand 
make clean 
sudo make install

Now download Kayak:

chmod +x

Now start the GUI:


Start the File Manager and point to /home/pi/socketcand you should see the file.
Double click to start the install:

Wait until install has finished. Start a new terminal and bring up the CAN interface and start socketcand:

sudo /sbin/ip link set can0 up type can bitrate 500000 
cd socketcand 
socketcand -i can0

Now go back to File Manager and point to /home/pi/kayak/bin and double click on kayak
You need to wait a few second before Kayak will start.

Now follow the instructions from this tutorial to use Kayak.


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