Launch failure of fldigi on Mac Mavericks v10.9.5 [2 Attachments]
Because fldigi kept dying at launch on my MacBook Pro I took it into the Apple Store and worked with one of their Genius's for over two hours to try and resolve the issue. Everything was checked from the installed RAM to the permissions to the HD to the OS itself. Nothing was found that would explain the problem. After all that work it was his recommendation that I wipe the HD, reload the OS and basically start off with a clean slate.
This laptop is only used for Amateur Radio so I really had nothing to lose by doing this. Following the guidelines published by Apple I deleted everything on my HD, reformatted it as instructed and reloaded OSX. http://support.apple.com/kb/PH14243?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US
First time I've had a dedicated Mac for just my Ham Radio work. After setting my preferences the first software I downloaded was the fldigi suite including flmsg, flog, flrig, etc. I spent 10 minutes carefully configuring fldigi for my operation which uses a SignaLink and CI-V cable. Signals were coming in, I was able to transmit, log, control the rig with CAT, the world looked good. I even worked a couple of stations on BPSK31.
I've included the fldigi_def.xml file for your use as well.
Then I quit fldigi, and immediately re-launched it. IT DIED ON LAUNCH!
I was willing to believe that the problem had been some complex but real interaction between fldigi and all the other software I had on my Mac. But now with a brand spanking new install I'm not. The problem MUST be in fldigi.
If I throw out the fldigi_def.xml file and rebuild it, fldigi will work perfectly until I quit and relaunch. Then I have to start all over again.
I'm asking the developers to please take a look at what the issue could be. I've included the dialog that details the issue.
Thanks in advance and if you need additional information I'm happy to give i t to you.
73's -- Keith, WA0TJT
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