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Old 05-26-2018, 11:36 AM   #16
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OK, right, when you say you "logged out", do you mean you logged out of Linux?
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Old 05-26-2018, 02:08 PM   #17
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Well I've had SOME success. I followed these instruction-

"Make sure your user has permission to use the serial port. On
Debian and Fedora this requires membership in group dialout. The
script will try to add you to dialout automatically."
To add a user into this group enter:
Code:

usermod -a -G dialout yourUserName "

And then I logged off. After logging back in, I opened CHIRP and checked the list of avaiable ports and

is now available. I checked it against what the system knows is here and its a match-

"/dev/ttyUSB0"

So just for the heck of it, I tried setting the port to this one in CHIRP but still no luck. I tried running the following command as per the post above, and this what I got-

"gary@Garys-Linux-OptiPlex-390 ~ $ ln -s /dev/ttyUSB0 /dev/ttyS2
ln: failed to create symbolic link '/dev/ttyS2': File exists"

So any ideas where I go from here?
 
Old 05-26-2018, 02:11 PM   #18
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As an update I did install chirp-daily per the instructions on the website to a Mint computer. I selected Radio->download from radio and the port drop down menu did have every ttySx (0-31) and ttyUSB0 which was the last entry. I added myself to the dialout group, logged out and back in and the program seemed to work. I am a Ham but I don't have an interface cable to connect to my handheld radio so that is as far as I can go at the moment.

https://chirp.danplanet.com/projects...rt-permissions

As a frame of reference in the about window I have CHIRP daily-20180519
I tried to update CHIRP from Dan's web page instructions and this is what I got-

gary@Garys-Linux-OptiPlex-390 ~ $ sudo apt-get install chirp-daily
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following NEW packages will be installed:
chirp-daily
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 35 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 0 B/456 kB of archives.
After this operation, 3,610 kB of additional disk space will be used.
(Reading database ... 310630 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../chirp-daily_20180519~xenial~1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking chirp-daily (20180519~xenial~1) ...
dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/chirp-daily_20180519~xenial~1_amd64.deb (--unpack):
trying to overwrite '/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/chirp/bandplan.py', which is also in package chirp 1:20160110-1
dpkg-deb: error: subprocess paste was killed by signal (Broken pipe)
Errors were encountered while processing:
/var/cache/apt/archives/chirp-daily_20180519~xenial~1_amd64.deb
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
gary@Garys-Linux-OptiPlex-390 ~ $


So I am not sure, do I try to go in and remove the file it cant overwrite and try it again?
 
Old 05-26-2018, 03:45 PM   #19
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How did you originally install chirp.
 
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How did you originally install chirp.
Synaptic Software Manager.. why do you ask? Its a pretty old version of CHIRP- CHIRP Daily 20160110
 
Old 05-26-2018, 05:15 PM   #21
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Because it looks like the two are conflicting with each other. I would try removing both and trying reinstalling chirp-daily
 
Old 05-29-2018, 11:41 AM   #22
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SOLVED!

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As an update I did install chirp-daily per the instructions on the website to a Mint computer. I selected Radio->download from radio and the port drop down menu did have every ttySx (0-31) and ttyUSB0 which was the last entry. I added myself to the dialout group, logged out and back in and the program seemed to work. I am a Ham but I don't have an interface cable to connect to my handheld radio so that is as far as I can go at the moment.

https://chirp.danplanet.com/projects...rt-permissions

As a frame of reference in the about window I have CHIRP daily-20180519

So I followed the suggestions of the various posts her- I deleted the old install of Chirp and downloaded the latest version using sudo apt-get command and when I opened Chirp up and checked the version, it appeared to be the latest one with all the newer radio additions. Furthermore, I tried downloading the frequencies from two of my hand held radios and everything worked perfectly. This is also interesting as my Windows machine would only download from one of the radios and then only part time. I think it doesn't really like the chip-set in the USB cable. So with this solved, now I can move on and try and download and install YAAC, an APRS program. Bit of a struggle for me because its in a .zip file and I have no experience with that. Thanks for everybody's help & patience.
 
Old 05-29-2018, 11:55 AM   #23
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If desired you can mark the thread as solved using the thread pull down menu at the top of the page. You can find lots of help with zip files on the web so that should not be a problem. If you have problems just start a new thread...
 
  


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