Regarding the freeze on the waterfall - I've noticed that
with the 77 version, it seems to happen in a relatively
repeatable manner. On VHF/UHF, no squelch, waterfall
display set as 2x or 4x, and a high amount of "diddle"
being detected. The waterfall will freeze. At the same
time CPU load on my mac mini climbs substantially -- the
fonts daemon is consuming the time.
HF, due to a compromise antenna, I have to tweak the
detection values significantly to pull out some signals.
Same situation as UHF/VHF, I've got squelch disabled and
slider all the way down, and the waterfall display is a 2x
or 4x view. Same symptoms as above -- waterfall will
freeze, cpu load goes high, and fonts daemon is getting
all the cycles.
seems as if somehow the system is getting something in the
diddle that it cannot figure out how to represent the
character, so the fontd daemon goes a little crazy for a
bit trying to find a font set that will match.
seen this behavior on a mac mini running Mac OSX 10.8.5 as
well as 10.9, and a Macbook Pro running 10.8.5 and now
10.9 as well. I've run through the font utility to look
for bad/missing/broken fonts, and can locate nothing on
any of the systems experiencing this behavior.
-- if you want a specific debug file, please let me know.
I believe I've got the script correct to start up fldigit
to capture things into a file for you.
-- on none of my systems do I have anything attached other
than a USB SignalLink - no radio, rotor, or anything else.
Nov 20, 2013 10:05 pm (PST) . Posted by:
I’m running OX 10.9 with a 2.7GHz iMac.
When I run Fldigi in PSK31 and try to 'view
channels’, the program closes. Curiously
though the first time I ran it, it worked!
I also find that occasionaly the waterfall
screen freezes when changing modes. I’m using
Does anyone have any suggestions for fixes?
I am using OS X 10.9.1 on a 27-inch 2.7 GHz iMac
and cannot make fldigi-3.21.77 or 3.22OCM close when
changing modes. I tried it several time and cannot
duplicate the issue you describe.
The same applies to the waterfall screen freezes as
you change modes. I have never seen that; however, I
have seen waterfall screen freezes while operation in
contest mode. When it happens, I quit and restart
fldigi and the waterfall restarts. I think this may
be Mac OS issue or something to with the USB Audio
I suspect something may be hosed in your .xml file.
Try this and see if the problem goes away. Open your
.fldigi folder and right-click on fldigi_def.xml and
fldigi. prefs files and select the “Compress…" option.
Then move two (not zipped) files to trash and restart
fldigi. This will let you start over and create clean
.xml and .prefs files. If the problem goes away you
may have has some file corruption. You should then
move the two .zip files to the trash and flush. If the
problem is still there, quit fldigi, trash the new
.xml and .prefs files and the click on the two zipped
files and you will be back to where you started.