[chirp_users] Fw: No USB Port Error

D.J.J. Ring, Jr. n1ea at arrl.net
Wed Jun 3 20:25:25 PDT 2020


The problem Pat is that he's on a Live Version of Linux, he's using the
root account so everything is readable by his user.

But no harm in doing what you suggest.

Be well,

David

On Wed, Jun 3, 2020, 12:11 Pat Anderson <anderson5420 at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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