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Launch failure of fldigi on Mac Mavericks v10.9.5 [2 Attachments]

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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.


Good Luck!

73's -- Keith, WA0TJT




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Problem adding PPA in Mint 13LTS Mate

I tried adding Kamal's PPA and I get errors.

Err http://ppa.launchpad.net maya/main Sources                                 
  404  Not Found
Err http://ppa.launchpad.net maya/main i386 Packages                           
  404  Not Found
Err http://ppa.launchpad.net maya/main Sources                                 
  404  Not Found
Err http://ppa.launchpad.net maya/main i386 Packages                           
  404  Not Found

W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise-updates/Release  Unable to
find expected entry 'multiversedeb/source/Sources' in Release file (Wrong sources.list entry or
malformed file)

W: Failed to fetch
http://ppa.launchpad.net/kamalmostafa/fldigi/ubuntu/dists/maya/main/source/Sources  404  Not Found

W: Failed to fetch
http://ppa.launchpad.net/kamalmostafa/fldigi/ubuntu/dists/maya/main/binary-i386/Packages 
404  Not Found

W: Failed to fetch
http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-hams-updates/ppa/ubuntu/dists/maya/main/source/Sources  404 
Not Found

W: Failed to fetch
http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-hams-updates/ppa/ubuntu/dists/maya/main/binary-i386/Packages
 404  Not Found

E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
mike <at> mike-GA-MA785GM-US2H ~ $ 

Any ideas on how to fix this?

Thanks,
Mike kc9doa

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CQRLOG 1.8.2 released!

Hi,

I just released new version of CQRLOG.

Changelog:

- Select Modes in Preferences/New QSO for New QSO Form (Tom, DL7BJ)
- Load default values for Frequency and Mode in Preferences/New QSO (Tom, DL7BJ)
- uploading COMMENT field to eQSL is now configurable in Preferences
- His RST and My RST changed to RST sent/RST rcvd
- MySQL 5.6 support added
- web dx cluster works again, it reads data from HamQTH.com
- added Grayline offset option (sometimes Grayline is not accurate)
- added button to refresh start and end time of QSO
- added "Mark all QSO as uploaded to eQSL/LoTW" functions

- sometimes program loaded configuration from different log - fixed
- rotctld process still running when cqrlog was closed - fixed
- export for SOTA website didn't work - fixed
- upgrade problem with already existing tables fixed
- LoTW/eQSL were not marked as sent/received after upload/download - fixed
- Clear log function in Database connection window didn't work - fixed
- sunrise and sunset times get blanked out when enter a call - fixed
- export for QSL labels crashed when program has been running for more
than 5 minutes - fixed

You can download Debian packages from http://cqrlog.com/download.
Ubuntu 14.04 and 14.10 users can use my repository on Launchpad. How
to add the repo is described on CQRLOG download page. If you already
have CQRLOG repository, update should be already available.

73 Petr, OK2CQR

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http://HamQTH.com/ok2cqr
http://ok2cqr.com
http://cqrlog.com
http://cqrtest.com

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Re: WSJTX new v1.4.0



I followed your procedure without any errors along the way but ended up with the same result.....USB audio via the SignaLink seems to be working but CAT control of FT847 is not....at least it says it isn't but PTT does actually work. Strange.
Rick
W2JAZ

On Thu, Oct 2, 2014 at 1:41 PM, ki7mt <ki7mt-/E1597aS9LQAvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org> wrote:
Hi Rick,

Thanks for the info.

You are running the 32bit version of Ubuntu. Not related to WSJT-X, but in general, on older hardware / lower resource systems, if you want to run Ubuntu distro flavors, I'd recommend Xubuntu desktop or Lubuntu desktop, as they require lower system resources such as RAM, resulting in much better performance overall.

For WSJT-X

* REMOVE OLD WSJT-X
- To be safe, I would recommend uninstalling any previous version of WSJT-X. Your user files are safe, as it does not remove ~/.wsjtx
- Open a terminal: Ctrl+Alt+T

sudo apt-get remove wsjtx


*INSTALL DEPS (you can copy and paste):

Do an update first:

sudo apt-get update

then,

sudo apt-get -y -q install --reinstall --no-install-recommends \
gdebi libgfortran3 libfftw3-single3 libusb-dev qt5-default qtmultimedia5-dev \
libqt5multimedia5-plugins

*DOWNLOAD the .deb file
-In a Web-Browser, download
-Link: http://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/K1JT/wsjtx_1.4.0-rc2_i386.deb

-Then, browse the download location, probably ~/Downloads
-Right Click: wsjtx_1.4.0-rc2_i386.deb
-Open With Gdebi
-Click the install Button.

That should do it. You can run wsjtx from the terminal by typing: wsjtx or from the Dash >> Search wsjtx and click the WSJT-X Icon. Update your Setup-Screen ( F2) plus audio selections, then post back the results, and any issues you may run into.

* TO REMOVE with Gdebi
-Browse the download location
-Right Click: wsjtx_1.4.0-rc2_i386.deb
-Open With Gdebi
-Click the Remove Package Button

73's
Greg, KI7MT


On 10/02/2014 11:02 AM, Richard Lawn wrote:
I'll do my best to reply to your questions as I'd love to solve this and unfortunately I deleted the older version I had running.

- Which Ubuntu 14.04 ( x86/32bit or x86_64/64Bit)?
To best answer this question I'm attaching a screen shot of my system.

- When you say previous version, are you referring to the WSJT-X in the
Ubuntu Repository (r3496) ?
Honestly I can't recall if I got it from the Ubuntu Repository or from John's PPA but I think I got it from the PPA as I recall that the one one the Repository did not work.
- Have you setup and installed from John's PPA (AC6SL) previously?
Yes I believe so
- Which .deb package did you download?
Not sure as I went a trashed it which was really stupid.
- How did you perform the installation, according to Joe's Website
(WSJT-X User Guide)? YES
-- Link:
http://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/K1JT/wsjtx-doc/wsjtx-main.html#INSTALL_LINUX
- Under F2 > Audio Tab, what audio options are being present in the
selection list? NONE

I'm fairly new at using Linux (Ubuntu). I did so in an attempt to revive a PC running Win XP at my little lake house. Shall I say its been an uphill learning curve for me?!! But I did get a good logging program, DX Cluster, Fldigi, FLrig and HamLib and some things for satellite work running under WIne. I'm still working with a developer to fine tune his Satellite software for the FT-847.

So now you know what I know hi hi. I'd appreciate any help, or should I just try to go and find the earlier version I had running. despite the occasional KDV error message?
Rick
W2JAZ




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RE: Probems with new WSJTX version



Well, stranger things have happened. I was doing some additional install work on Ubuntu having nothing to do with Joe's software. I decided to run WSJTX again. Voila I had audio In and Out choices that included the USB CODEC. I selected what appeared to be the right pair and I instantly started to decode signals. I then worked on the CAT radio control becuase when the program opened it reported that error still existed. All looked to be configured correctly but when I activated the TEST CAT button I received an error message. Just for grins I decided to try and Engage TX in WSJTX and guess what, it works, even though the software is saying it isn't working and the radio does not indicate that it (FT847) is under CAT control. Very strange and certainly not correct but it appears to be working.

Any thoughts. I'll copy this to the list.
Rick
W2JAZ


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WSJT-X 1.4.0-rc2 Menu Missing



I just installed WSJT-X 1.4.0-rc2 on my Acer netbook running Ubuntu 14.04 (32-bit) with the LXDE desktop.  I installed it using the dpkg command, per the instructions on the WSJT website.  After the installation, it launches without errors but the top menu bar is appears to be missing in the user interface.  As a result, there's no way to set preferences (short of editing a config file, I guess), set the mode, etc.

I installed 1.4.0-rc2 on my Windows 7 laptop last night and everything appears as expected.

Is there something I'm missing with the Linux version?  Has anyone else encountered this?

Thanks.

73, Craig WB3GCK




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RE: WSJTX new v1.4.0



Just downloaded this new version on my system running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and it failed to run CAT on my FT947 nor did it find audio from Signalink. Previous version worked fine though it always showed an error when I first started the program. But then it proceeded to work fine. Should have left well enough alone...."if it ain't broke...."

Rick
W2JAZ


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Configuration Question regarding WSJT-X 1.4.0 on OS X 10.9



I have a RigCat configuration question for OS X 10.9 while running WSJT-X 1.4.0


I have been trying to configure WSJT-X to communicate with my Kenwood TS-590S via USB. Currently, I am only able to get the TS-590S to transmit by using VOX. I would like to use RegCat to control the frequency and also transmit. I am trying to use the same device reference that I use on fldigi with RigCat (/dev/tty.SLAB_USBtoUART) but, with no success. (I edited the wsjtx.ini file to add the device.)


I'm sure it's something simple that I am missing in order to get WSJTX to call the RigCat routine for communicating with my TS-590S


Thanks,

Eric, W7CSD  

 



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Re: Newbie Question on FLDIGI and Mac



(corrected subject)

On Sep 28, 2014, at 4:04 AM, linuxham-hHKSG33TihhbjbujkaE4pw@public.gmane.org wrote:

My question is: can FLDIGI be used to (1) pass a call to MLDX and tell it to lookup the call on whatever system the user is licensed for, and (2) tell MLDX to log the contact? I currently do this in MLDX via macros that run Apple Script commands. 

Yes to both questions:

http://dogparksoftware.com/mldx_and_fldigi.html

Sample script from K0HYD: "This fully functioning, self-documenting Applescript may be used to log QSOs from FLDIGI directly into MacLoggerDX. 

73 de VE3VRW Don Agro




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Re: Digest Number 3196




On Sep 28, 2014, at 4:04 AM, linuxham-hHKSG33TihhbjbujkaE4pw@public.gmane.org wrote:

My question is: can FLDIGI be used to (1) pass a call to MLDX and tell it to lookup the call on whatever system the user is licensed for, and (2) tell MLDX to log the contact? I currently do this in MLDX via macros that run Apple Script commands. 

Yes to both questions:


Sample script from K0HYD: "This fully functioning, self-documenting Applescript may be used to log QSOs from FLDIGI directly into MacLoggerDX. 

73 de VE3VRW Don Agro




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[OT] Re: Lubuntu upgrade failure (sort of)

> 1b. Re: Lubuntu upgrade failure (sort of)
>     Posted by: "Andy" mm0fmf@... mm0fmf
>     Date: Mon Sep 29, 2014 4:09 am ((PDT))
> 
> >I'm no tree hugging enviro nut, but needing to swap out otherwise
> >perfectly healthy hardware just because of someone wanted to suport
> >PAE (I have no objection to that btw.)   But to then make it a
> >default with little to no
> option to
> >not have it, is barking mad.
> 
> I'm missing something here... which CPU are you trying to use that
> doesn't have PAE?
> 
> PAE first appeared in 1995 on the Pentium Pro. So you should be able
> to run PAE software on Pentium Pro, PII, PIII P4, Core, Core 2,
> i3,5,7. It should also run fine on AMD Athlon or newer.
> 
> Is there really a need to run hardware from the dark ages if not as
> part of a computer history exhibit? If you really do want to waste
> power running stone age technology I have some PIII motherboards and
> 1GHz PIII (Coppermine) CPUs in the loft. That would at least bring you
> into using hardware from this century!
> 
> Andy
> MM0FMF

Without looking (I'm not at home just now) it's an Intel Celleron based laptop.  
With a "Very" nice bright high res screen and a "Real" (not crappy "chiclet" type) 
keyboard, now with 1G of RAM and *massive* 80G hard drive.   (Originally only 
had 20G drive, and 256M ram, and struggled to run XP.)

(The screen on that "Old" machine, is an order of magnitude easier on the eyes 
than the modern works issue HP core i3 laptop fuzzy special.   Yes, the graphics 
are setup for it's "native" resolution, but it's still fuzzy.   I didn't choose it.)

Before my "experiment" it ran Lubuntu 13.x.x just fine.

"Old" and underpowered the Celleron may be, compared to the overclocked 
roomheaters that gamers use, but more than capable of running Fldigi, JT65 and 
other HAM SDR stuff etc for days at a time and doing it well, while running one 
or three other instances of Flrig etc too for other needs.

FYI, I run a couple of FreeBSD servers on old Compaq small format P1 desktop's, 
no GUI, and they just sit there and do their job, quiet and cool, and rock solid.

The hardware is there, it's free, it's healthy, it's stable, so why bin it just because 
someone doesn't give us the choice of using a lightweight but near mainstream 
OS that gets security patches.

Anyway, as I have also learnt.  Just because the CPU may support PAE, doesn't 
mean the rest of the Mobo does!

GIVE US THE CHOICE...    (Reading othe blogs, others have found, that PAE isn't 
even needed/used after the OS installer has done it's thing!   That's just mad.)

In the same way as I have one machine with a 64 bit AMD Athlon processor (also 
NO PAE) but the companion hardware only suports up to 4G of RAM, so no 
purpose whatsoever running a 64 bit OS on that, even though alegedly it could.    
(That too, has a better screen and keyboard than it's more modern 
replacements, and truly amazing built in speakers.   It was also another low cost 
ex Vista castoff.)

I want to "Use" the things, not sit there and continually mess with them all the 
time, just to keep bang up to date.    New is not always better than old, 
especially in regards to security.   THAT's been proven time and time again.

Speaking of "Security".  Best I go see what the repaired 8kW microwave Pulse 
amp is doing to my 500W load at 3% duty...   I hear no beeps, nor see no 
smoke.

73.

Dave G0WBX.

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