[chirp_users] chirp_users Digest, Vol 109, Issue 2

Chuck Hast kp4djt at gmail.com
Wed Jan 3 15:47:35 PST 2018


I agree, that was very good. Indeed I can see going the other way and
running chirp in a linux VM on windows, but not under wine, defeats the
whole thing.

Chirp + Linux, to me the only way to go...

By way for the one who recommended Dale Farnsworth's DM-380 software
it works great, very smooth and well behaved. It does toss some errors that
are caused by the radio programming but you just ignore them and press on.

Now with Chirp for my analog radios and Editcp for the DM-380 I am smoking!!
Errr forgot the ID-5100, perhaps someday that will get sorted out.

On Wed, Jan 3, 2018 at 8:29 AM, Jeff <wireless3.14159 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dave, I hereby nominate your reply for the 2018 Chirp list hall of fame.
> Expect-level advice, yet lighthearted and fun to read. Two thumbs up with
> five stars on top.
>
> On January 3, 2018 4:16:41 AM MST, Dave B <g8kbv at uku.co.uk> wrote:
>>
>> Hi.
>>
>> Other than for software that just isn't available for anything other than
>> Windows, there is no reason whatsoever to try to use WINE to run Chirp
>> under Linux.
>>
>> Just go to:-  https://chirp.danplanet.com/projects/chirp/wiki/Download
>>
>> And follow the instructions how to get the version you need for your OS.
>>
>> There is even a "Live CD" (bootable self contained system) version!
>>
>> As well as the ability to run it directly from a "tarball" file once the
>> contents are extracted.
>>
>> https://chirp.danplanet.com/projects/chirp/wiki/Running_Under_Linux
>>
>> I do have some Windows specific programs that I need to use, that do run
>> well under WINE, but sadly the DMR codeplug software from Motorola will not
>> install, as the installer needs .NET version whatever, and the Mono
>> equivalent tools are not compatible.
>>
>> All my other radio programming and configuring needs are happily done via
>> Chirp running natively under Linux.
>>
>> As to the serial port issue, it's a "symbolic link" that you create, that
>> in effect redirects references to (for example) COM1: to /dev/ttyUSB0   Job
>> done.   As you say, instructions are available how to do that from many
>> sources.
>>
>> I would also dispute the assumption re the probably low importance of the
>> handshake lines.  Many radio's use them to enter programming mode, enable
>> some esoteric mode, and/or exit from such modes.
>>
>> It is best to use the version of Chirp, that is natively configured for
>> your OS, rather than try to bludgeon it into working via an abstraction
>> layer, that can itself impose "other feature" you may not want..
>>
>> 73.
>>
>> Dave G0WBX.
>>
>>
>>
>> On 02/01/18 20:00, chirp_users-request at intrepid.danplanet.com wrote:
>>
>> From: Tom Consodine ND5Y <nd5y at yahoo.com> <nd5y at yahoo.com>
>> Subject: [chirp_users] USB serial ports and Linux/WINE
>> To: chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com
>> Message-ID: <7d46aaec-b155-f3f6-6697-f339bb204881 at yahoo.com> <7d46aaec-b155-f3f6-6697-f339bb204881 at yahoo.com>
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>>
>> I have no problems using USB serial ports with Windows software running
>> on Linux/WINE. One of the reasons I switched to Linux was one USB cable
>> I have would work on Windows 7 but not on Windows 10.
>>
>> You have to configure the serial port permissions in Linux. There are
>> instructions for doing that on the Chirp web site.
>>
>> If you are using WINE 2.8 or later you might have to configure the port
>> settings in WINE or manually make a "registry" key. There are
>> instructions for doing that on their web site at
>> https://wiki.winehq.org/index.php?title=Wine_User%27s_Guide&oldid=2519#Serial_and_Parallel_Ports
>>
>> Versions before that only require making a link in the wine folder to
>> the port.
>>
>> Older versions of WINE before about 1.7 don't support all the RS-232
>> lines. This probably isn't an issue for radio programming cables that
>> only use TXD and RXD lines but it is if you need the RTS, CTS, DTR, DSR
>> lines to work properly.
>>
>>
>>
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