[chirp_users] Fw: No USB Port Error

Pat Anderson anderson5420 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 3 09:10:30 PDT 2020


Try this, AFTER the programming cable is plugged in. The reason is that the
chip is IN  the programming cable , and the dev/tty(whatever) USB device
does not EXIST until the system finds the chip in the cable.

On  my Ubuntu  (16.04LTS), it does not matter if it is an FTDI or a fake
Prolific chip in the cable, they all work. First, find out what ttyUSB
device now shows up in /dev with this command in the terminal:

ls /dev/tty*

For me, this results is:

 /dev/ttyUSB0

Now the critical part, if  I  don't do this CHIRP will find the device but
throw and error when I try to read from or write to the radio :

sudo chmod 777 /dev/ttyUSB0 (that is a zero on the end).

This makes the device readable and writable. CHIRP will now find this
device  and you will be able to read from and write to the radio. I have to
do this every time I use CHIRP, even though I am a member of the dialout
group.

I have been using CHIRP in Ubuntu Linux for years, and this is what WORKS.

Pat Anderson
KD7OAC





On Tue, Jun 2, 2020 at 9:11 PM Glenn K0LNY <glennervin at cableone.net> wrote:

> Well, I made a little progress with the USB problem, in Ubuntu.
> I installed a new live Ubuntu, on a thumb drive for a friend, and I
> installed Chirp for him, and plugged in my Kenwood and tried to download
> from radio, and first it did nothing.
> So I tried again, and I got the same error:
> error no 2 cannot find ttyUSB0
> No such file or directory.
> And this was on a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.43 with updates installed.
> Just like on my other computer that had the same issue.
> So in doing a web search on the problem, I found a YouTube where the guy
> suggested using lsusb and he found the device in his case, on USB1.
> So I went to terminal and found the prolific on USB1
> So then I found that in Chirp, it wasn't there before, I am fairly sure.
> So now I no longer get that error, but it still does not download from the
> radio, it just goes to the blank Chirp screen.
> Any ideas?
>
> Thanks in advance.
> Glenn
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Glenn K0LNY" <glennervin at cableone.net>
> To: "Discussion of CHIRP" <chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com>
> Sent: Friday, May 22, 2020 5:03 PM
> Subject: Re: [chirp_users] No USB Port Error
>
>
> Jim,
> I just checked to add ubuntu-mate to the dialout and it tells me that
> ubuntu-mate is already a member of dialout.
> So there is a problem with it finding usb0.
> Could it be that a different radio's cable might be using a serial
> assignment?
> I've used the Tytera cable via USB and Baofeng's cable via USB and it has
> always been recognized.
> Note, the cable I'm stuck with for now is a USB cable that should go with a
> digital radio, the Radioddity GD77-S, so I don't know if it has something
> different to the cable.
> I accidentally sent the Baofeng cable along with the GD77-S that I traded
> for the Kenwood.
> Glenn
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jim Unroe" <rock.unroe at gmail.com>
> To: "Discussion of CHIRP" <chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com>
> Sent: Friday, May 22, 2020 12:51 PM
> Subject: Re: [chirp_users] No USB Port Error
>
>
> On Fri, May 22, 2020 at 1:06 PM Glenn K0LNY <glennervin at cableone.net>
> wrote:
> >
> > Hi,
> > I just got a new used radio, a Kenwood TH-F6.
> > So I plugged in the radio using a non-Kenwood cable and I went into
> > "radio" and download from radio and selected my radio model and USB0 and
> I
> > get the message:
> > error no 2 cannot open tty/usb0 error cannot locate tty/USB0.
> > or something similar.
> > I have used this cable and that Ubuntu with Chirp in the past for my
> other
> > radios, and other than different brands of radios, I have always been
> able
> > to do this.
> > I know a guy who has done this to this model using the Baofeng cable
> using
> > a different software in Windows, not the Kenwood software, but one that
> > they purchased.
> > I don't recall the name, but I think it starts with an R.
> > At any rate, I'd sooner buy a Kenwood cable than that other software and
> > keep using Chirp.
> > Hopefully I didn't get it mixed up with the Radioddity cable.
> > I thought I had the right cable with the Radioddity when I sent it off.
> > I don't know if they put the name of the associated radio on the cables,
> > since I'm Blind.
> > But any who, would this be an error for the wrong cable?
> > Thanks.
> > Glenn
>
> Hi Glenn,
>
> >From what you are describing it sounds like you Linux user doen't have
> permission to access the port. Either run CHIRP as root or as your
> Linus user to the dialout group.
>
> I also have a Kenwood TH-F6a. CHIRP programs it in "live" mode.
>
> Jim KC9HI
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