[chirp_users] Fw: No USB Port Error

Mike mmccabe1 at telus.net
Thu Jun 4 00:06:50 PDT 2020



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> On Jun 3, 2020, at 9:28 PM, D.J.J. Ring, Jr. <n1ea at arrl.net> wrote:
> 
> 
> 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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