[chirp_users] First time user (help)

Graham S
Wed May 29 01:30:52 PDT 2019

For Jim KC9HI and others..
Many thanks all! This community is all I had hoped for.
I have to back up and start again with a version not from the default
Sometimes the way to get a "newer" version is to use "backports", but I am
happy with using the CHIRP PPA, and getting the latest version.

Thinking on it, given that at no stage did I do anything about adding user
to the "dialout", group, the difficulty could likely have been about

I am temporarily away from the kit right now, but I have another try when I
Thanks guys!
Graham G4WNT

On Sun, 26 May 2019 at 12:11, Jim Unroe <rock.unroe at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, May 26, 2019 at 6:06 AM Graham S <graham.seale at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Hello chirp  folk
> > My first time  using chirpw - not yet totally working yet.
> > The mission was to program a Baofeg Radio
> > ----------------------------------------------------------
> > Platform is Linux (Mint - Ubuntu based)
> > chirpw does install OK in /usr/bin
> > It also runs from $HOME/bin if I put a copy there.
> >
> > I check with "lsusb" to see that the USB device is seen OK, and all is
> well.
> > 1. Firstly, I get a permissions refusal on attempting the communication.
> > "An error has occurred
> > [Errno 13] could not open port /dev/ttyS0"
> >
> > 2. If I run chirpw from a terminal, I get message:
> > (process:5560): Gtk-WARNING **: 10:09:24.416: Locale not supported by C
> library.
> >     Using the fallback 'C' locale.
> > Gtk-Message: 10:09:24.418: Failed to load module "atk-bridge"
> >
> > I check to see libatk-bridge2.0-0 is present - and all is well
> > Also libatk-bridge2.0-dev is there
> > I do not understand why the module is not loaded.
> > The messages seem to come from a process that is named like a LAN
> network address which keeps changing except for the first number "10".
> > It might some GTK process
> > --------------------------------------------------------------
> > Have I done something catastrophic?
> > Maybe missed out something essential?
> > Thanks if you can help
> > My regards all
> Hi Graham,
> I use Linux Mint here as well.
> You didn't say what version of CHIRP you installed. If you installed
> CHIRP using the Software Manager the CHIRP version that was installed
> would be over 3 years old. You must un-install this very old version
> of CHIRP completely.
> The correct way to install CHIRP to run under Ubuntu (and derivatives
> like Mint) would be to add the CHIRP PPA and then install CHIRP as
> shown on the "Running CHIRP Under Linux" wiki page.
> https://chirp.danplanet.com/projects/chirp/wiki/Running_Under_Linux
> To get serial port permissions you must add your user to the "dialout"
> group using the "Users and Groups" app or via command line as shown in
> the "serial port permissions" section of the "Running CHIRP Under
> Linux" page (preferred) or running CHIRP as root using "sudo chirpw"
> in terminal.
> Don't forget to log out and back in for the new group permissions to
> take effect.
> Jim KC9HI
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