[chirp_users] FT2DR connecting with Linux

Tom Henderson Tom at Henderson4.us
Fri Oct 27 15:12:00 PDT 2017


I've used the FT1XD with the stock cable and chirp on ubuntu. I'd be 
surprised if there was any significant difference that would keep the 
ft2dr from working, but don't have one to test with.

Tom Henderson

On 10/27/2017 03:06 PM, rick via chirp_users wrote:
> Who has tested the FT2DR radio with linux?
>
> What USB cable did you use?
>
> My spidey senses are telling me no one has tested this combination.
>
> Chirp works fine with my FT7900 and a FTDI cable.
>
> It appears the cable provided with the FT2DR is not a 232 converter.
>
> I am also guessing that there is a PL2303 chip in the radio. (Yaesu 
> provides PL2303 drivers for windows.)
>
> Problem is it does not identify itself as such so Linux does not know 
> what to do with it.
>
> this is the output of lsusb with the radio plugged in and turned on
>
> rick at rick-ham ~ $ lsusb
> Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0bda:0111 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTS5111 
> Card Reader Controller
> Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
> Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0c45:7412 Microdia
> Bus 002 Device 004: ID 26aa:0001 <<<<<<<<<<<<<<< this is the radio, no ID
> Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
>
> NOTE - This device disappears when the send button on the radio is 
> activated and the radio reports an Error.
>
>
>
> This is the output of lsusb with the cord unplugged at the radio (cord 
> still plugged into computer)
>
> rick at rick-ham ~ $ lsusb
> Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0bda:0111 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTS5111 
> Card Reader Controller
> Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
> Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0c45:7412 Microdia
> Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
>
> Given this, I conclude this is an "empty" straight through USB cable.
>
> I can't use 
> https://github.com//torvalds/linux/blob/master/drivers/usb/serial/pl2303.c
> because the chip does not identify.
>
> Am I trying to use the wrong cable? It's possible I mixed up the cable 
> with another or I received a defective cable.
> Yaesu does not offer a cable as an accy, so I can't buy a new one retail.
>
>
>
> This is the output of isusb with my FT7900 cable connected
>
> lsusb
> Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0bda:0111 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTS5111 
> Card Reader Controller
> Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
> Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0c45:7412 Microdia
> Bus 002 Device 007: ID 0403:6001 Future Technology Devices 
> International, Ltd FT232 USB-Serial (UART) IC <<<<This is it
> Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
>
> This is my RT Systems cable connected
>
> rick at rick-ham ~ $ lsusb
> Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0bda:0111 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTS5111 
> Card Reader Controller
> Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
> Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0c45:7412 Microdia
> Bus 002 Device 008: ID 2100:9068 RT Systems
> Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
>
> rick at rick-ham ~ $ ls /dev | grep tty
> tty        tty0        tty1        tty10        tty11 tty12        
> tty13        tty14        tty15        tty16     tty17
> tty18    tty19       tty2        tty20        tty21 tty22        
> tty23        tty24        tty25        tty26     tty27
> tty28    tty29       tty3        tty30        tty31 tty32        
> tty33        tty34        tty35        tty36     tty37
> tty38    tty39       tty4        tty40        tty41 tty42        
> tty43        tty44        tty45        tty46     tty47
> tty48    tty49       tty5        tty50        tty51 tty52        
> tty53        tty54        tty55        tty56     tty57
> tty58    tty59       tty6        tty60        tty61 tty62        
> tty63        tty7          tty8         tty9       ttyprintk
> ttyS0    ttyS1      ttyS10    ttyS11      ttyS12 ttyS13     ttyS14    
>   ttyS15      ttyS16     ttyS17 ttyS18
> ttyS19   ttyS2     ttyS20    ttyS21      ttyS22 ttyS23     ttyS24      
> ttyS25      ttyS26     ttyS27 ttyS28
> ttyS29   ttyS3     ttyS30    ttyS31      ttyS4        ttyS5    
> ttyS6        ttyS7       ttyS8       ttyS9
>
> Not recognised
>
> Also I see that Yaesu has different ADMS software for the new firmware 
> version that was just released.
> My spidey senses tell me that Chirp won't work with the new firmware. 
> So this may all be for naught.
>
>
>
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