[amsat-bb] SignalinkUSB and Linux
cwo4mann at comcast.net
Sat Jul 1 06:26:35 UTC 2017
Since you're familiar with Linux you will no problem with any of the Linux variants. Differences are essentially in how the packages are managed. They all have a "package manager" which can be invoked from the GUI or the command line. There are thousands of packages ( applications or, in Windows-speak, programs).
The benefit of using the Linux operating system is that Linux will run on any PC. My ham station has three computers, one for the "data station", one for the "AMSAT station " and one for general purpose use. All of the PC are yard sale specials, as are the monitors. $10 to $25 per item.
The "Data station" has Windows 7 running on a virtual machine. This is needed as the WinLink program has no Linux-native package. The WinLink folks with their dream of an apocalypse-survival system are adamant that a Linux-native application is not needed.
AMSAT specific packages are readily available; none of them, that I know of, allow direct rig or Rotor control.
A discussion of the politics and mind-set of the Windows vs. Linux vs. BeOS vs. Solaris vs. CP/M vs. DOS vs. COBOL vs. MacOS crowd is outside the scope of this BBS.
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> On Jun 30, 2017, at 20:59, Devin L. Ganger <devin at thecabal.org> wrote:
> Hi, all, another old-time Unix user here (Solaris and Linux back in the mid90s, currently a Windows pro) and ham newbie.
> Not trying to nitpick, but I thought that Fedora (which I've never used, had already switched away from Red Hat Linux to Debian) was still based on the RPM packaged developed by Red Hat and Ubuntu (by Canonical) was a downstream variant of Debian, using Debian's package management format.
> Not to say that there haven't been bridges between the two and lots of work to unify package formats and dependencies.
> Either way, ever since HRD had their implosion I've been pondering whether to keep my ham laptop on Windows 10 or take a look at running in the Linux world, so want to make sure I'm up on the current differences and issues.
> Devin L. Ganger (WA7DLG)
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> Sent: Friday, June 30, 2017 4:43 PM
> To: Oliver <mr.soup12 at gmail.com>
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> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] SignalinkUSB and Linux
> I've been using one for years on one of my Ubuntu workstations. With FLDigi, it is plug and play. With FreeDV, I had to scan the USB ports (trivial) to ID it. Take a look at your Linux command line instructions for identification of what is plugged into which USB port. The FLDigi workstation has been operating for years, it was originally a $10 yard sale pc that the seller said "won't work or something" ... uh huh.
> FYI, Fedora and Ubuntu are in the same family of Linux flavors.
> Linux user since 1995
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>> On Jun 30, 2017, at 05:30, Oliver <mr.soup12 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'm currently arguing with myself about buying a signalink. Can anyone in
>> the mailing list confirm it works with Fedora Linux?
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