[chirp_users] Baofeng Radios

Rick Myers sark9handler at gmail.com
Thu Jul 3 12:08:43 PDT 2014

I had a dual boot set up with GRUB loader by a friend. The Linux wanted to
upgrade and it crashed the entire Linux side for some reason. Now he's 3+
hours away to get him to assist me in either the removal of the linux or
reinstalling it.


On Thu, Jul 3, 2014 at 1:28 PM, Forrest <wfj at usa.com> wrote:

> 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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Rick Myers
SAR Manager, Planner, K9 Handler, Instructor, and Ground Pounder

Member, Board of Directors, Canine Search and Recovery, Inc.
Founder and Lead Trainer, Three Rivers Area Search and Rescue Council
Instructor, Illinois SAR Council
Member, National Search Dog Alliance
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