I purchased a PCIe DAQ card from National Instruments (PCIe-6536B), and I have struggled trying to get their proprietary drivers installed so that I can interface with the card using the NI-DAQmx library in Python.

I am considering giving up on it. Has any of you worked (or tried to work) with these cards in Arch? If you can share how you managed I would appreciate it.

But, really, even knowing that someone has succeeded would be enough to motivate me to continue trying. And knowing that others have also struggled and failed would help me confirm that National Instruments is not the way to go.