[chirp_users] chirp connecting to UV-5R from Ubuntu 16.04 on Lenovo Carbon X1

Jardy jardy72 at yahoo.com
Sun Feb 16 22:01:42 PST 2020


Push the cable in VERY firmly, and try again. 

Jardy Dawson WA7JRD

Message sent my....Oh, who the heck cares, anyway?  Could be my shoelaces, as far as I care!


> On Feb 16, 2020, at 21:58, Kheong Sann CHAN <kheongsann at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> 
> I'm trying to connect to a UV-5R using a USB cable that was bought some time (maybe 5-10 years) ago, using chirpw on ubuntu 16.04.
> 
> The tty port is found when I plug it in:
> $ dmesg | grep tty
> [ 7527.188154] usb 1-2: pl2303 converter now attached to ttyUSB0
> [ 7548.490452] pl2303 ttyUSB0: pl2303 converter now disconnected from ttyUSB0
> 
> $ la /dev/ttyU*
> crw-rw---- 1 root dialout 188, 0 Feb 17 13:49 /dev/ttyUSB0
> 
> When I start chirpw and try to download from radio, the error is not consistent, it depends on whether I've tried it before or not. Sometimes I get the error: 
> [Errno 16] could not open port /dev/ttyUSB0: 
> [Errno 16] Device or resource busy: '/dev/ttyUSB0'
> 
> and /dev/ttyUSB0 disappears.
> 
> Another time after I unplugged and replugged the USB cable and restarted chirpw, /dev/ttyUSB0 reappears and when I try to download from radio I get:
> [Errno 5] could not open port /dev/ttyUSB0: 
> [Errno 5] Input/output error: '/dev/ttyUSB0'
> 
> Any advice on how to troubleshoot this?
> 
> Kheong.
> 
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