The compiled linux version is know to work well under Ubuntu 14.04. It is available here: http://autoquad.org/software-downloads/?did=171
If you are running Ubuntu 16.04 you need to recompile the source:
The downloaded version of the AQ Ground Control Station for Linux (64 bit) at +http://autoquad.org/software-downloads/?did=171 gives the error message (on Ubuntu 16.04): “./qgroundcontrol_aq: +error while loading shared libraries: libestools.so.2.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or +directory”.
The solution is to clone the AQ Ground Control Station (qgroundcontrol_aq) from AutoQuad's git repository and compile it yourself:
sudo apt install qt5-default libudev-dev libsdl2-dev
Clone the source:
git clone https://github.com/AutoQuad/qgroundcontrol_aq git clone https://github.com/AutoQuad/mavlink_headers
Copy mavlink headers to the qgroundcontrol_aq directory:
cd qgroundcontrol_aq/libs/mavlink cp -r ../../../mavlink_headers/include .
cd qgroundcontrol_aq qmake
In the qgroundcontrol_aq/Makefile at the line beginning with LIBS change the references:
Build the application:
cd qgroundcontrol_aq make
If everything works out the binary file will now be in qgroundcontrol_aq/bin/qgroundcontrol_aq