[chirp_users] "length 0" error DLing from FT-8900

Charles Boling junk07+chirp at boling.us
Wed May 13 09:52:59 PDT 2015



On 05/12/2015 07:20 PM, Ryan Tourge wrote:
> if you are getting the same issue as a fella with a a cable issue I
> would bet that your cable doesn't have the right driver installed.
> Tell us more about the cable.

It's Linux, so it doesn't have the mess of driver issues that the
Prolific chipsets (and clones) have on Windows.

The fact that, unlike Ben, I do get the expected text from the radio is
encouraging.  Of course, it doesn't tell me that anything sent *to* the
radio is getting there, but at least we know something's [at least
mostly] working in one direction.

The cable was bought from KAWAMALL on eBay.  lsusb shows:
	ID 067b:2303 Prolific Technology, Inc. PL2303 Serial Port


Today's build (20150513) shows this run:

=======================================================================
charles at charles:~$ chirpw

(process:7774): Gtk-WARNING **: Locale not supported by C library.
	Using the fallback 'C' locale.
ERROR: -- Exception: --
ERROR: Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.7/chirp/ui/clone.py", line 238, in run
    self.__radio.sync_in()
  File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.7/chirp/drivers/ft7800.py", line 327,
in sync_in
    self.check_checksums()
  File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.7/chirp/drivers/yaesu_clone.py", line
222, in check_checksums
    if checksum.get_existing(self._mmap) != \
  File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.7/chirp/drivers/yaesu_clone.py", line
168, in get_existing
    return ord(mmap[self._address])
TypeError: ord() expected a character, but string of length 0 found

ERROR: ----------------
ERROR: Clone failed: ord() expected a character, but string of length 0
found
ERROR: --- Exception Dialog: ord() expected a character, but string of
length 0 found ---
ERROR: None

ERROR: ----------------------------
charles at charles:~$
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