[chirp_users] Baofeng Radios

Forrest wfj at usa.com
Thu Jul 3 11:28:12 PDT 2014


I’d be fine with Ubuntu or whatever other version is the current thing, but to me, it is not ever been enough mainstream and I don’t have the time to devote to tinkering and twiddling and hoping someone else happens to create a solution to whatever problem it is I’m having with Linux.  The problems I’ve had in the past have started with the install and never, ever, ended.  I’m not bashing it, just saying that it’s not for me and maybe some others.  And no, I don’t use Windows much any more either.  

Thanks for listening and I’m not trying to urinate in your corn flakes.

Forrest

On Jul 3, 2014, at 12:48 PM, Galen Thurber <galenthurber at gmail.com> wrote:

> I've been using Linux for many years
> and the prolific chip cables are not friendly with my desktops, they work fine on the laptops but you must add your user to the dialout group (& relogin) and the device must be /dev/ttyUSB0
> If you still use MS windows, why be constantly screwed / infected / spied on  !!!
> for frack's sake at least dual boot with Xubuntu !
> 
> 
> On Tue, Jul 1, 2014 at 7:03 PM, Jim Unroe <rock.unroe at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 1, 2014 at 5:27 PM, Steve Wall <stevewmn at gmail.com> wrote:
> One prolific chip programming cable "gotcha" I haven't heard anyone
> mention is using the right USB port.  Once you get it working by
> manually installing the old version of the prolific driver you have to
> plug your programming cable into that exact same USB port on your
> computer every time. I ran into this one after trying to reprogram a
> radio after a few months of use.  After an hour or so of head
> scratching I switched ports and boom it worked perfectly again.
> 
> I have 2 USB ports on the front of my computer. I just plugged my Prolific based USB programming cable into the left USB port, waited for Win7 to install the latest driver and then downgraded it to the v3.2.0.0 driver. It was assigned COM2. I then removed the programming cable from the left USB port and plugged it into the right USB port. The Win7 driver install/downgrade process was repeated. Lastly I changed the right USB port to also be assigned COM2.
> 
> So I can plug my programming cable into either USB port without have to worry about driver issues or having to set CHIRP for a different COM port.
> 
> Jim KC9HI
> 
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