• a long shot, but maybe you can help

    From Jon I@jonkk987@aol.com to alt.os.linux.ubuntu on Mon Jan 25 11:53:06 2021
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    I recently brought out one of my two SDR's (Software Defined Radio)
    called a Softrock Ensemble RX II after being in storage for a decade and
    I am trying to get it to work in Ubuntu 18.04. I followed the
    instructions to the letter:

    http://www.n8mdp.com/sdrLinux.php

    However, like with that gentleman, I am getting similar error messages
    at the bottom of the page:

    jon@jon-Dell-PC:~$ python /home/jon/SDR/quisk/quisk
    ALSA lib pcm.c:2495:(snd_pcm_noupdate) Unknown PCM cards.pcm.rear
    ALSA lib pcm.c:2495:(snd_pcm_noupdate) Unknown PCM cards.pcm.center_lfe
    ALSA lib pcm.c:2495:(snd_pcm_noupdate) Unknown PCM cards.pcm.side
    ALSA lib pcm_route.c:867:(find_matching_chmap) Found no matching channel map Cannot connect to server socket err = No such file or directory
    Cannot connect to server request channel
    jack server is not running or cannot be started JackShmReadWritePtr::~JackShmReadWritePtr - Init not done for -1,
    skipping unlock
    JackShmReadWritePtr::~JackShmReadWritePtr - Init not done for -1,
    skipping unlock

    Unfortunately, he said he solved it, but didn't go on to reveal how
    which is why I was turning here.

    The Quisk program goes ahead and opens, but no matter which band I
    choose, and it almost seems like its switching bands, nothing really
    changes and I hear the same CW signals at the same locations. This
    probably all has to do with the settings.

    About to throw in the towel on this one and revamp and set up an unused
    Win desktop, just hoped I didn't have to clutter up my limited space
    doing that if I can do it on the Ubuntu main desktop.

    Any help would be welcome and thanks in advance.
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  • From Mike Easter@MikeE@ster.invalid to alt.os.linux.ubuntu on Mon Jan 25 10:21:32 2021
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    Jon I wrote:
    I recently brought out one of my two SDR's (Software Defined Radio)
    called a Softrock Ensemble RX II after being in storage for a decade and
    I am trying to get it to work in Ubuntu 18.04. I followed the
    instructions to the letter:

    I don't know anything about this kind of project; but I'm looking at the
    site you posted.

    http://www.n8mdp.com/sdrLinux.php

    That is a very old guide; related to an XP & Ub 12.04 era.

    Another site I found from searching for some of the references found at
    the above link is that of James Ahlstrom, which is of a more
    contemporary era, 2020 Nov.

    http://james.ahlstrom.name/quisk/docs.html Welcome to QUISK (November
    2020)

    ... in which he addresses various issues that have evolved since python
    2.7 (of your ref) and other wares.

    About to throw in the towel on this one and revamp and set up an unused
    Win desktop, just hoped I didn't have to clutter up my limited space
    doing that if I can do it on the Ubuntu main desktop.

    I still do some things on old WinXP ware.

    Any help would be welcome and thanks in advance.


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    Mike Easter
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  • From Mike Easter@MikeE@ster.invalid to alt.os.linux.ubuntu on Mon Jan 25 10:45:20 2021
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    Jon I wrote:
    I recently brought out one of my two SDR's (Software Defined Radio)
    called a Softrock Ensemble RX II after being in storage for a decade and
    I am trying to get it to work in Ubuntu 18.04. I followed the
    instructions to the letter:

    http://www.n8mdp.com/sdrLinux.php

    Alternatively, if you are going to be compiling such as

    https://code.google.com/archive/p/usbsoftrock/downloads usbsoftrock-1.0.2.tar.gz
    Feb 18, 2011

    ... it might be more consistent w/ the web page content you cited above
    to be using the old Ub 12.04 instead of 18.04; because there were a lot
    of changes/ evolution/ between 12.04 and 18.04.

    You can dl the .iso for 12.04 and write it to USB and boot it live and
    work w/ it from that condition.



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    Mike Easter
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  • From Paul@nospam@needed.invalid to alt.os.linux.ubuntu on Mon Jan 25 17:13:29 2021
    From Newsgroup: alt.os.linux.ubuntu

    Jon I wrote:
    I recently brought out one of my two SDR's (Software Defined Radio)
    called a Softrock Ensemble RX II after being in storage for a decade and
    I am trying to get it to work in Ubuntu 18.04. I followed the
    instructions to the letter:

    http://www.n8mdp.com/sdrLinux.php

    However, like with that gentleman, I am getting similar error messages
    at the bottom of the page:

    jon@jon-Dell-PC:~$ python /home/jon/SDR/quisk/quisk
    ALSA lib pcm.c:2495:(snd_pcm_noupdate) Unknown PCM cards.pcm.rear
    ALSA lib pcm.c:2495:(snd_pcm_noupdate) Unknown PCM cards.pcm.center_lfe
    ALSA lib pcm.c:2495:(snd_pcm_noupdate) Unknown PCM cards.pcm.side
    ALSA lib pcm_route.c:867:(find_matching_chmap) Found no matching channel
    map
    Cannot connect to server socket err = No such file or directory
    Cannot connect to server request channel
    jack server is not running or cannot be started JackShmReadWritePtr::~JackShmReadWritePtr - Init not done for -1,
    skipping unlock
    JackShmReadWritePtr::~JackShmReadWritePtr - Init not done for -1,
    skipping unlock

    Unfortunately, he said he solved it, but didn't go on to reveal how
    which is why I was turning here.

    The Quisk program goes ahead and opens, but no matter which band I
    choose, and it almost seems like its switching bands, nothing really
    changes and I hear the same CW signals at the same locations. This
    probably all has to do with the settings.

    About to throw in the towel on this one and revamp and set up an unused
    Win desktop, just hoped I didn't have to clutter up my limited space
    doing that if I can do it on the Ubuntu main desktop.

    Any help would be welcome and thanks in advance.

    If you get this to work, I think we'll be awarding you
    an honorary CS degree.

    If I needed a Ubuntu 12.04 for some strange reason, I'd look
    for a UbuntuStudio disc of the same vintage, as it'll have
    a Jack Server by default. And it doesn't look like those
    go back that far.

    https://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntustudio/releases/

    But don't despair, as if you kick over enough rocks,
    you can find stuff.

    http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/releases/ubuntustudio/12.04.3/release/

    I think one source of hair loss, is going to be Python versioning.
    I've never been able to figure that stuff out on my own, and
    good luck with that :-)

    Paul
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  • From Jon I@jonkk987@aol.com to alt.os.linux.ubuntu on Mon Jan 25 17:28:01 2021
    From Newsgroup: alt.os.linux.ubuntu

    On 1/25/21 5:13 PM, Paul wrote:
    Jon I wrote:
    I recently brought out one of my two SDR's (Software Defined Radio)
    called a Softrock Ensemble RX II after being in storage for a decade
    and I am trying to get it to work in Ubuntu 18.04. I followed the
    instructions to the letter:

    http://www.n8mdp.com/sdrLinux.php

    However, like with that gentleman, I am getting similar error messages
    at the bottom of the page:

    jon@jon-Dell-PC:~$ python /home/jon/SDR/quisk/quisk
    ALSA lib pcm.c:2495:(snd_pcm_noupdate) Unknown PCM cards.pcm.rear
    ALSA lib pcm.c:2495:(snd_pcm_noupdate) Unknown PCM cards.pcm.center_lfe
    ALSA lib pcm.c:2495:(snd_pcm_noupdate) Unknown PCM cards.pcm.side
    ALSA lib pcm_route.c:867:(find_matching_chmap) Found no matching
    channel map
    Cannot connect to server socket err = No such file or directory
    Cannot connect to server request channel
    jack server is not running or cannot be started
    JackShmReadWritePtr::~JackShmReadWritePtr - Init not done for -1,
    skipping unlock
    JackShmReadWritePtr::~JackShmReadWritePtr - Init not done for -1,
    skipping unlock

    Unfortunately, he said he solved it, but didn't go on to reveal how
    which is why I was turning here.

    The Quisk program goes ahead and opens, but no matter which band I
    choose, and it almost seems like its switching bands, nothing really
    changes and I hear the same CW signals at the same locations. This
    probably all has to do with the settings.

    About to throw in the towel on this one and revamp and set up an
    unused Win desktop, just hoped I didn't have to clutter up my limited >> space doing that if I can do it on the Ubuntu main desktop.

    Any help would be welcome and thanks in advance.

    If you get this to work, I think we'll be awarding you
    an honorary CS degree.

    If I needed a Ubuntu 12.04 for some strange reason, I'd look
    for a UbuntuStudio disc of the same vintage, as it'll have
    a Jack Server by default. And it doesn't look like those
    go back that far.

    https://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntustudio/releases/

    But don't despair, as if you kick over enough rocks,
    you can find stuff.

    http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/releases/ubuntustudio/12.04.3/release/

    I think one source of hair loss, is going to be Python versioning.
    I've never been able to figure that stuff out on my own, and
    good luck with that :-)

       Paul
    Yeah, I've pretty much give up on the Ubuntu side of things. The
    desktop was brought out and XP was ready to be loaded except that the
    power supply seems burned out. So, trying to look around here for a replacement. I may have one somewhere in storage. Always used to try
    picking up used PC power supplies just to have in situations like this.
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