I realize this topic has been covered in previous conversations, but each one appears to be on different platforms, different OS, different radio, etc., which seems to bring its own set of different issues. I am having two primary issues with this load, but will cover them in separate topics. This one is primarily for Rig Control.
Platform: Raspberry Pi 2 running Debian Jessie version March 2016
RPi Interface Port Assignment: /dev/ttyUSB0
Applications: FLDIGI v3.23.10.02 ; FLRIG v184.108.40.206 ; HamLib v3.0 (installed but not used)
Radio: Icom IC-718 ; CI-V addr: 5E ; 9600baud
Radio Interface: USB/Serial converter cable
From lsusb: Bus 001 Device 005 ID 067b:2303 Prolific Technology, Inc. PL230
3 Serial Port
Hamlib option is checked in the Rig Control tab of the config window, all settings confirmed to be Rig: IC-718 beta ; Device: /dev/ttyUSB0 ; DTR+12 and RTS+12 checked ; Baud: 9600 ; StopBits: 1 ; Sideband: Rig mode
Problem: When the Hamlib option is checked and Initialize is pressed, the Hamlib option deselects and no rig control is possible.
In order to confirm the serial to USB converter and the radio CI-V port were functioning, the radio was connected to a Windows Vista laptop computer also running FLDIGI v3.23.10.02. Device: COM4 ; 9600baud ; 1 Stopbit. With this configuration, FLDIGI properly displayed the radio frequency and had full control of the 718, proving the CI-V radio port and the UBS/serial cable conver
ter was operating properly.
Reconnecting the radio to the Pi, I ran FLRIG. Following settings were made in the Config Window:
Rig: IC-718 ; Ser.Port: /dev/ttyUSB0 ; Baud: 9600 ; RTS+12 v & DTR+12 v checked ; all retry, poll, and interval timers left at default.
FLRIG immediately connected to the radio, displaying the correct frequency and radio settings. This indicated that FLRIG was working with the Pi and its USB port for full control.
Problem Restated: FLDIGI will not initialize the control connection with the IC-718 via the Pi2. What am I missing? I did run the "fldigi --debug-level 3" command string and copied the results into a text file. One line of results was:
I: testCommPorts: Found serial port /dev/s
Following all the I: setConf: setting "xxxxxx" to "xx" for the flrig configurations, I got:
I: hamlib_init: Failed freq test
I: initInterface: defaulting to no xcvr control
So, what am I missing. I am a humble novice at Linux and this is driving me crazy (short trip). Any help would be appreciated.
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