[chirp_users] Problem with CHIRP under Ubuntu Linux

David Evans
Sun Jan 13 09:31:12 PST 2019

My opinion is that a cheap generic cable will work just fine.  That's what
I use with my UV5R and Mint Linux.  I never have problems with Linux and
driver's.  Anything I plug into my laptop just seems to work fine.
It is possible that the radio has a problem but it isn't likely.
Anyway, I suspect that there are plenty of Hams around you that have a
cable you could use to check it out.
KD7UCH at gmail.com

On Sun, Jan 13, 2019, 09:22 Pat Anderson <anderson5420 at gmail.com wrote:

> I have CHIRP installed on an Asus C302  Chromebook with Ubuntu 16.04
> (Xenial)  installed with crouton, I live in Washington State but am in
> Arizona for the winter, and just bought another BaoFeng UV-5R to use here
> ($24.99 on Amaqzon, how could I not). I had no programming cable, so I
> borrowed one from a friend here at the RV Park, it is a labelled "TYT." I
> also have a 2011 MacBook Pro with CHIRP installed which I have used
> successfully many times before. What is happening is that when I connect
> the BaoFeng via the cable (turned off), and go toe "Download from Radio," I
> can put "BaoFeng" and" UV-5R" in the dialog box from the dropdown lists but
> the in Port dialog, nothing shows up.  Naturally, when I turn the radio on
> and press the button to download, it gives a "Device not found" error.
> There is a /dev/tty file that I have CHMODed to 777, and I tried typing
> "/dev/tty" in the box same error. The cable is pushed fully into the radio,
> so that is not the problem. When I connect to the MacBook, and do the same
> thing, the only device that shows up is the Bluetooth device.
> I have deduced it must be the cable. I have several programming cables
> back home that I know work - and they were cheap generic cables that would
> make Windows choke (fake Prolific chips). I don't want to buy a cable on
> Amazon or Cheapham without knowing whether it will work or not.I don't know
> if Linux cares about the chip. I don't think MacOS cares.
> What cable would you recommend, or what else could I try in Ubuntu if it
> is not the cable?
> Thanks!
> Pat Anderson
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