[chirp_users] Chirp on BeagleBone Black

IZ3GME Marco
Thu Jun 19 00:16:07 PDT 2014

Sure it works! I already tested it on RaspberryPi and some Olinuxino 
boards also

73 de IZ3GME Marco

On 19/06/2014 06:03, Denis Dimick wrote:
> Nice.
> I was thinking about seeing if the RaspberryPi would run Chirp. Since
> all you really need is the Python Libs it should work fine.
> On Jun 18, 2014 7:51 PM, "Michael Dodds" <mike at doddstech.com
> <mailto:mike at doddstech.com>> wrote:
>     My new Rev C BeagleBone Black arrived today and I decided to see if it
>     would run Chirp successfully. Short answer: yes it does :)
>     The Rev C version comes with 4 GB of onboard flash and comes
>     preinstalled with Debian 7.4 with an LXDE desktop. The older versions
>     came with Angstrom Linux and only had 2 GB onboard storage. You could
>     use one of those by loading Debian or Ubuntu on a 4GB or larger micro SD
>     card and booting from there.
>     The default user is debian and will sudo with no password, so it's not
>     the most secure setup, but that is easily changed if you like.
>     Here is how I did it:
>     Open up LXterm from the Accessories menu and type: sudo usermod -a -G
>     dialout debian
>     This adds the debian user to the dialout group so you have access to the
>     USB ports.
>     Then I cheated a bit: While in LXterm I did this: sudo apt-get install
>     chirp. This installs a truly ancient version of Chirp, but takes care of
>     all the dependencies for you. When it completes, type: apt-get remove
>     chirp. That removes the old version of chirp but leaves the
>     dependencies.
>     Then download the latest version of Chirp (the tar.gz Linux source
>     version)
>       From LXterm, type: cd /home/debian/Downloads and hit enter. Then type:
>     tar -zxvf chirp* (no sudo needed here)
>     This will extract the tar.gz file into a directory under Downloads,
>     chirp-0.4.0 in my case.
>     Then from the file manager in the GUI, navigate to that directory and
>     double click on chirpw and click on execute in the dialog that pops up.
>     I'm not sure if there is a practical use for running it in the
>     BeagleBone, but it works every bit as well as my "real" Linux box does
>     and reads/writes just fine to all my radios, it's fun, and Linux has no
>     issues with the counterfeit Prolific USB programming cables.
>     I'm sure you could get fancy and actually install it, but it works just
>     fine without it.
>     73,
>     Mike
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