[amsat-bb] SatPC32 on Ubuntu Mate/Wine

Rolf Krogstad rolf.krogstad at gmail.com
Sun Apr 30 23:27:17 UTC 2017


Thanks to all for the suggestions.

the /dev/ttyUSB0 and ttyUSB1 were in group dialout, so I did 'sudo groupadd
rolf dialout'
I then logged out of user 'rolf' and back in and Radio1 is working, but
Radio2 is not.
I don't see any difference in how they are configured.
I no longer get any error message about either of the COM ports when
opening SatPC32.
I did also try a full reboot of the OS with no change.

tnx, Rolf  NR0T


On Sun, Apr 30, 2017 at 5:28 PM, Greg D <ko6th.greg at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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