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

D.J.J. Ring, Jr. n1ea at arrl.net
Mon Feb 17 02:34:19 PST 2020


The problem with Prolific chip sets only affects Windows users.

Something's intermittent.

Can you borrow someone's USB cable?

Send us the output of the command:

users

It should include dialout in that line as /dev/ttyUSB0 belongs to users in
that group.

73

DR
N1EA

On Mon, Feb 17, 2020, 02:53 Kheong Sann CHAN <kheongsann at gmail.com> wrote:

> I read here: http://www.miklor.com/COM/UV_Drivers.php
> that I need to use an old version of the USB driver to work with the
> Prolific chip set that I have in my cable. That web page gives details on
> what to do for Windows, but I couldn't find anything for Ubuntu.
>
> Does anyone know how to make sure I am using the correct driver for Ubuntu
> 16.04, and how to get the correct driver if it isn't?
>
> Thanks
>
> Kheong.
>
>
> On Mon, Feb 17, 2020 at 2:30 PM K 0 L N Y Glenn <glennervin at cableone.net>
> wrote:
>
>> Some folks have to trim off some of the plastic allowing the connectors
>> to go in further.
>> Glenn
>>
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> *From:* Kheong Sann CHAN <kheongsann at gmail.com>
>> *To:* Jardy <jardy72 at yahoo.com> ; Discussion of CHIRP
>> <chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com>
>> *Sent:* Monday, February 17, 2020 12:23 AM
>> *Subject:* Re: [chirp_users] chirp connecting to UV-5R from Ubuntu 16.04
>> on Lenovo Carbon X1
>>
>> Thanks for reply.
>>
>> I've pushed the cable in at full-strength (into the UV-5R). When I got
>> those results.
>>
>> On Mon, Feb 17, 2020 at 2:03 PM Jardy via chirp_users <
>> chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com> wrote:
>>
>>> 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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