[amsat-bb] SatPC32 on Ubuntu Mate/Wine

Greg D ko6th.greg at gmail.com
Sun Apr 30 22:28:13 UTC 2017


The only other thing I've needed to do in general (haven't tried SatPC32
specifically), is to add the group "dialout" to your account.  Or run
SatPC32 under wine as root (not recommended, just on principles).

Good luck,

Greg  KO6TH


Rolf Krogstad wrote:
> I am playing with Ubuntu Mate in hopes of replacing the aged PC I use for
> satellite work.  I have installed Wine 1.8.7 and SatPC32 v12.8c.  I can't
> get my COM ports working
>
> The problem I am having is getting the Radio Setup of SatPC32 to work.
> Note: I have radio control working with this same USB-COM device (with two
> com ports) on the old Windows XP system which I am hoping to replace.  Same
> Radios and Same USB-COM devices work on Windows XP.  The only variable here
> is Ubuntu Mate Operating System.
>
> I have verified that the FTDI USB-COM is shown as /dev/ttyUSB0 and ttyUSB1.
> I run dmesg and it gives me the following:
> [ 7162.258726] usb 3-1: New USB device found, idVendor=0403, idProduct=6010
> [ 7162.258736] usb 3-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2,
> SerialNumber=3
> [ 7162.258744] usb 3-1: Product: USB FAST SERIAL ADAPTER
> [ 7162.258750] usb 3-1: Manufacturer: FTDI
> [ 7162.258757] usb 3-1: SerialNumber: FT5V2HZV
> [ 7162.269942] ftdi_sio 3-1:1.0: FTDI USB Serial Device converter detected
> [ 7162.270131] usb 3-1: Detected FT2232C
> [ 7162.273835] usb 3-1: FTDI USB Serial Device converter now attached to
> ttyUSB0
> [ 7162.277760] ftdi_sio 3-1:1.1: FTDI USB Serial Device converter detected
> [ 7162.277816] usb 3-1: Detected FT2232C
> [ 7162.281895] usb 3-1: FTDI USB Serial Device converter now attached to
> ttyUSB1
>
> I then went to /home/rolf/.wine/dosdevices and created symbolic links to
> com3 and com4.  I also tried com1 and com2.
>
> lrwxrwxrwx 1 rolf rolf   12 Apr 28 20:37 com3 -> /dev/ttyUSB0
> lrwxrwxrwx 1 rolf rolf   12 Apr 28 20:39 com4 -> /dev/ttyUSB1
>
> Then I go into radio control in SatPC32 and define the proper com ports for
> radio 1 and radio two.  I exit SatPC32 and then reopen.
>
> As SatPC32 opens I get two error messages, one for each com port defined in
> radio control:
> "Could not open COM3 for Radio 1.
> Check whether COM3 is available on your system..."
>
> I get the corresponding error message for COM4 on Radio 2.
>
> Any linux experts who can help me with ideas on how to get the USB-COM
> devices recognized in Wine?
>
> Thanks
>
> Rolf   NR0T
> EN34
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