[chirp_users] Chirp on BeagleBone Black

Denis Dimick dgdimick at gmail.com
Thu Jun 19 03:53:06 PDT 2014


Thanks,

dgdimick
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On Thu, Jun 19, 2014 at 1:16 AM, IZ3GME Marco <iz3gme.marco at gmail.com>
wrote:

> 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
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >     --
> >
> >     *Michael Dodds*
> >     *1390 Excalibur Dr.*
> >     *Macon, GA 31220*
> >     *478-314-4119*
> >     *mike at doddstech.com <mailto:mike at doddstech.com>*
> >
> >     “*Never worry about theory *
> >     *as long as the machinery does*
> >     *what it's supposed to do.” - Robert Heinlein*
> >
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