[chirp_users] totally confused

Jim Unroe
Sat Jul 29 16:58:15 PDT 2017

Hi Mark,

On Sat, Jul 29, 2017 at 7:46 PM, Mark Blackwell <markshamradio at pobox.com> wrote:
> Brand new to linux, but just managed to get  Linux to run with Ubuntu on
> a laptop and now trying to get Chirp.  Right now the laptop has a
> problem with the networks.  It can connect to a wifi, but nothing after
> that.  Will likely just try to download on another computer and transfer
> Chirp over via a usb drive.  When I read the instructions though, Ubuntu
> refers to something called a PPA which I do not see any information on
> what it is, what it needs, and not much about how its installed.  It
> gives a couple of lines of code, but have no idea where it should be
> typed.

The PPA is not going to help you if you don't have Internet access.

Instead you would have to follow the "Manual installation from source"
as shown on the "Running CHIRP Under Linux" page. That won't be easy
either if you don't already have the required python modules already

> To the real pros, this probably is so basic as to be assumed knowledge,
> but in my first 8 hours of linux its a bit overwhelming.
> I saw a live CD, but that looks like you must boot from the CD every
> time you need to use Chirp.  Is that a practical and viable way to do
> it, even if linux is already installed?  Any help is appreciated.

The live CD won't help you because it is several years old. The first
thing you have to do it perform an update and that requires Internet

> --
>   Mark Blackwell
>   markshamradio at pobox.com

You probably need to concentrate on getting you Internet access
issue(s) resolved.


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