[aprssig] Kenwood D7 software on Linux?

Greg D. ko6th_greg at hotmail.com
Fri May 29 22:58:17 EDT 2009

Hi Jim,

The PC has three physical serial ports, and for some reason Linux has named them /dev/ttyS0, S4, and S5.  S0 goes to my radio's CAT system, S4 to the Az/El rotor, and S5 to the TNC.  So, if I was running DOS or Windows, it would be COM2 (being the second serial port), so that's what I picked.  But it's just a symbolic link in the dosdevices directory under ~/.wine (or in this case, the Crossover equivalent), so in theory I could pick any COM device I wanted.  Or, do I have this symbolic link thing all wrong, and need to configure it somewhere else?

I did try all 4 COM devices within the program, and all gave an error.  At least, using COM2 took a few seconds to give the error, suggesting that it did access the port, but somehow they failed to communicate.

Hmmm, now that I think of it, I wonder if it's freaking out not seeing the DSD/CTS/etc control signals?

Greg  KO6TH

> Date: Fri, 29 May 2009 13:40:36 -0500
> From: jjolin at itol.com
> To: aprssig at tapr.org
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] Kenwood D7 software on Linux?
> Greg D. wrote:
> > Hi folks,
> >
> > Has anyone succeeded in running the Kenwood radio software (MD7G110) 
> > under Linux under Wine (Crossover Office)?  I'm running OpenSuSE 11.1, 
> > KDE 3.5, etc.  The GUI comes up fine, but I can't access the radio.  
> > The serial port is a "real" one (not via USB), and I can talk to the 
> > TNC in the Kenwood via Kermit, so I know the serial port is working.
> >
> > I went into the Crossover "bottle" and created a symbolic link from 
> > com2 to /dev/ttyS4, but that didn't help.
> >
> > Anything else I can try?
> >
> > Greg  KO6TH
> >
> > Greg,
> Unless I am missing something, isn't ttyS4 com 3?...I know ttyS0 is com 
> 1.  I haven't run the Kenwood stuff under Wine yet.  Did try  it on 
> VirtualBox but ran in to some problems with the serial port setup.
> Jim WA9ARB
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