[chirp_users] Chirp under Linux

Jim Unroe
Mon Dec 9 06:36:49 PST 2019

On Mon, Dec 9, 2019 at 8:52 AM kwacka <kwacka222 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Check whether modules (drivers) are loaded with the command lsmod
> Is your computer recognizing the cable? Check by removing the cable from your computer, put it back and take a look at  dmesg | tail -20  - hopefully you'll see something like:
>  4343.736241] usb 5-2: Product: USB-Serial Controller
> [ 4343.736242] usb 5-2: Manufacturer: Prolific Technology Inc.
> [ 4344.226552] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbserial_generic
> [ 4344.226583] usbserial: USB Serial support registered for generic
> [ 4344.239417] usbcore: registered new interface driver pl2303
> [ 4344.239453] usbserial: USB Serial support registered for pl2303
> [ 4344.239519] pl2303 5-2:1.0: pl2303 converter detected
> [ 4344.260424] usb 5-2: pl2303 converter now attached to ttyUSB0
> HT
> BTW, I had problems getting Linux Mint running CHIRP to recognize my Wouxon KG-6UV but it was automatically recognized by my Arch Linux laptop, I gave up and just use CHIRP on my laptop.
> Paul, 5B8BA

I've never had an issue running CHIRP on any PC running Linux Mint as
the OS. I install the snapshot repository as shown for "Ubuntu package
via PPA" section on the "Running CHIRP Under Linux" page and add my
user to the "dialout" group. Once I log out and then back in for the
change to take effect, I am done.

I'm currently using CHIRP on my Linux Mint 19.2 PC to program my
Wouxun KG-UV6D V2 and many other handheld and mobile radio models
using a variety of programming cables containing USB-to-TTL chips from
most of the various chip vendors. It just works.


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