Re: No gateways, no instructions
- Robin, et alia:
Since posting the below message a couple of days ago, I have some additional things to add (I am also quite curious why it took several days to see the message post, but I am content to blame that on Hurricane Sandy):
1) I installed the FTDI drivers (VCP) under Windows 7 and installed the 2.0beta5 software under Windows 7, no love that way either (says that no dongle is connected)!
2) Under Linux (Ubuntu 12.04), it gives me a message that says:
It looks like you are connected to a USB serial device other than the DV Dongle. Please check your device com port.
I get this when I try to connect to /dev/ttyUSB0
However, when I unplug the DV Dongle, the /dev/ttyUSB0 port disappears from /dev and when I plug the dongle back in, the /dev/ttyUSB0 port reappears, thus, I know I must be on the correct port!?!!
3) I am registered with K3PDR (and use my 92AD on their repeater with no problems), and I am quite sure K3PDR supports Dongles. That said, I do not even get the list of gateways so I can even see who is on it.
P.S. - I know that it goes against all the known rules and logic of being a Computer Scientist, but I actually read manuals before I use something new. I was very resigned when I saw how little documentation there was with the dongle. I do not regret my purchase and I am quite sure the dongle will be made to work (even if it needs warranty service or replacement). But, I sure do hope that the DV Dongle purchasers of the future are treated to at least a CD with a manual in PDF format on it, if not, a paper manual.
--- In DVDongle@yahoogroups.com, "bh_mayor" <bh_mayor@...> wrote:
> Robin, et alia:
> Well, I got the dongle and indeed the instructions were quite minimal to say the most. I did go to dvdongle.com and tried to download the software but was quickly told by someone locally to me that the Java based software was the wrong software (despite it being linked too for Linux on the website).
> Eventually I downloaded the 2.0beta5 variant, discovered that I could not open the device until I did a "chmod o+rw /dev/ttyUSB0" (which allowed me to open the dongle, and I get a name and serial number now).
> However, I do not see any gateways at all.
> I am running Ubuntu Linux 12.04