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    Default Anyone install hamlib and Fldigi on 11.1 or any Ham apps?

    Since I can't find any Amateur Radio applications when searching in Yast2. I am wanting to know if anyone has installed hamlib and Fldigi on openSuSE 11.1 and if it works? I don't really know how to do the CLI stuff in the install file. I don't want to break my install buy screwing something up or getting something that will not work.

    I really would like to get my Ham radio stuff off of Windows and on Linux but not having rig control as good as HRD is a show stopper. The people on #hamradio on freenode say Fldigi works as good as HRD does.

    Why are there no Amateur Radio Applications in the OpenSuSE repositories? Where are the RPMS? I am getting tired of being told to run Ubuntu and Gnome.

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    Default Re: Anyone install hamlib and Fldigi on 11.1 or any Ham apps?

    Hi
    Both of those applications are in the hamradio repository?
    http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/hamradio

    Did you search here Get
    It
    ?

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    Default Re: Anyone install hamlib and Fldigi on 11.1 or any Ham apps

    malcolmlewis I went into YAST2 Software management and searched using the names and also under descriptions.

    I didn't even know Software.openSUSE.org existed.

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    Default Re: Anyone install hamlib and Fldigi on 11.1 or any Ham apps?

    Quote Originally Posted by FlameBait
    malcolmlewis I went into YAST2 Software management and searched using
    the names and also under descriptions.

    I didn't even know 'Software.openSUSE.org'
    (http://software.opensuse.org/search?) existed.
    Hi
    There you go then I'm guessing all is good now you have found the
    openSuSE build service?

    From the command line or using alt+F2 if you enter the following as
    well;
    Code:
    /sbin/yast2 webpin_package_search
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    Default Fldigi just didn't work.

    Yes thanks malcolmlewis I have it on my Bookmark bar now.

    Too bad Fldigi is nowhere near as useful as Ham Radio Deluxe. Although I am telling Fldigi to use the correct hamlib file for my radio it doesn't seem to find it or intialise it on any "tty" I had on the list.

    I checked my BIOS settings and the serial port is configured to be on but it doesn't show up in YSAT2's hardware list. There are no serial ports displayed.

    Once again "ham radio" under Linux is vastly over hyped. HRD is pretty much plug and play. Linux is massive configuration setting and doesn't "just work". Looks like I'll have to continue to use Linux for everything except Amateur Radio like I have been for the last six years.

    I'll go through the online documentation for Fldigi like I did for Windows XP but I never got it working under XP either. Like I said it works und HRD, DXLabs, Mixw etc, it doesn't work under Fldigi under XP or Linux.

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    Default Fldigi on 11.1

    Doesn't work with a USB to serial converter that does show up in "Hardware" and in Fldigi with the radio selected from hamlib. Doesnt work the RigCAT with the correct xml file in "rigs" either on /dev/ttyUSB0 either. Says "rig not specified". It gives you no way to set the serial port to 4800 8 2 and none which is required by the TS-570D. All you can do is change the baud rate. it has a space for "Advanced configuration" but the online documentation doesn't even mention it.

    Please don't hype this software. Although the documentation seems good it appears this only runs on Ubuntu and Gnome on a computer that isn't used to do anything else except run this software. It must also be installed by someone who was born knowing all the CLI configuration switches and commands by memory apparently.

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    Default Re: Anyone install hamlib and Fldigi on 11.1 or any Ham apps?

    Quote Originally Posted by FlameBait
    Doesn't work with a USB to serial converter that does show up in
    "Hardware" and in Fldigi with the radio selected from hamlib. Doesnt
    work the RigCAT with the correct xml file in "rigs" either on
    /dev/ttyUSB0 either. Says "rig not specified". It gives you no way to
    set the serial port to 4800 8 2 and none which is required by the
    TS-570D. All you can do is change the baud rate. it has a space for
    "Advanced configuration" but the online documentation doesn't even
    mention it.

    Please don't hype this software. Although the documentation seems good
    it appears this only runs on Ubuntu and Gnome on a computer that isn't
    used to do anything else except run this software. It must also be
    installed by someone who was born knowing all the CLI configuration
    switches and commands by memory apparently.
    Hi
    If your using usb->serial converter you may need to edit the fstab file
    and change usbfs to auto. Found this was necessary for my garmin gps.

    Code:
    gnomesu gedit /etc/fstab
    You need to change it to be like;
    Code:
    usbfs                /proc/bus/usb        usbfs      auto
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    Default Re: Anyone install hamlib and Fldigi on 11.1 or any Ham apps

    Nope that didn't help.

    I did have to make myself a member of uucp. The serial to USB converter shows up in /var/log as well. The software just refuses to communicate with the radio

    Back to Windows XP for Ham radio operating.

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    Well I wish I'd found this thread sooner having wasted all day trying to get hamlib to install. It took most of yesterday installing KDE then Gnome after finding KDE impossibly difficult to navigate.

    I really wanted to like Opensuse having tried 10 but found it lacking but it is far from user friendly. Installing software is a complete nightmare in Linux.

    Well it's back to XP then. At least HRD works even if it is bloat ware!

    It really shouldn't be this difficult to install programs!!!

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    Default Re: Anyone install hamlib and Fldigi on 11.1 or any Ham apps

    I got fldigi working on XP with my Flex-3000 SDR. I used the XML files and gave up on hamlib. I never got it playing with my TS-2000 or my TS-570. I am sure it would work in openSUSE 11.1 if knew what port the USB to serial converter I was using was on. The XML files work.

    PowerSDR only works under Windows currently they have no release date for a Linux version but they are planning one. So I have a brand now purpose built quad core box as half of my Flex-3000 set up. I know fldigi works because I have used it but it has been on top of PowerSDR.

    Simon has put a ton of work into HRD but it is bloated and he doesn't like open source I don't think. Look at DXlabs stuff. DM780 is the best thing going in the HRD suite, its hard to beat.

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