Re: [linuxham] Issues with 3.12.5 In Kbuntu 9.10 with KDE 4.3.3 (AMD 64 bit)
- On Sun, 6 Dec 2009 22:43:19 -0800 (PST)
Donald Walters <popadoc_atmo@...> wrote:
> Situation:To save you some Google time, I also had the same issue. Seems that
> I have recompiled and installed fldigi 3.12.5 in Kbuntu 9.10 (64 bit)
> with KDE 4.3.3 . Compared to the repository version of fldigi
> Kbuntu/Ubuntu/ Debian repository 3.11.4. 3.15.5 does seem to work ok,
> but there are serious issues:
> 1. Fonts are very poor in all the text in 3.12.15, particular the
> upper left frequency displayed.. All the fonts look like old dot
> matrix printer fonts.
> I don't remember seeing this with 3.12.15 installed in the earlier
> LDS Hardy 8.53 (which is still there sitting inactive on a second,
> spare drive )..
> 2. Also, I notice that the default fonts that at are available in
> 3.11.4 are all different from those in 3.12.5. I remember that this
> was a deliberate change for 3.12.5... Is this a problem with 64 bit
> 3. How do I change the default starting frequency. At start up,
> both 3.11.4 and 3.12.5 start with 3.850, but can I change this. I
> remember in earlier version, and perhaps is was gmfsk where this was
> changeable in the startup file.
> 4. I notice when I run the the PSK browser, then the whole Kbuntu
> session becomes unstable, there is a ~50% chance that if I start up
> Firefox or some other program, that the sound card will no longer
> function...(very strange). At best I have to stop the X session,
> but usually have to reboot to get the sound back... Ideas??
Firefox claims the sound card at its startup. The easiest work around
is to install a 2nd card. Firefox then will grab card0 by default and
you can use card1 for fldigi. My solution was to pick up a usb codec
from Ebay. I also let the system sounds have the same card as Firefox.
Anothe Google find was to install the Pulse Audio gui, and in the
Playback tab with a sound event running in Firefox you have the option
to re-direct the sound.
> 5. By the way, the ONLY way I could get the sound card to work inMake sure you have alsa-oss installed.
> Kbuntu 9.10 64 bit was to use ALSA/OSS sound. Amaroc, VLC, fldigi,
> etc would not work otherwise.
> Port auto or pulse audio have never worked in any fldigi version.All work here with Port Audio being my choice for fldigi. I control all
> (not sure with hardy, but I think OSS is the working sound mode there
non fldigi sound events via Pulse.
> In any case, I HAD to install the NVIDIA restricted drivers to getI'm not sure how you went about building from source, but with
> the SOUND card to work in Kbuntu 9.10 64 bit... go figure?
> Nada otherwise, no matter what choice of /ALSA/OSS port-audio,
> pulse-audio that I tired would work. (but the sound card would sound
> on session startup...!)
> Suggestions requested. I can alter and recompile the source code as
> necessary. (hopefully, without having to alter the kernel source
> which is now 2..6.31-16-generic)
> Don W
> (New to this group)
Ubuntu/Debian take a look as Dave suggested here ::
- Dave:/ Eddeb http://download2.berlios.de/pub/fldigi/binaries/karmic/main
Thanks my problem with fldigi 3.12.5 running under Kbuntu 9.10, AMD-64 bit was the compiler flag for fltk --enable-xft
That worked but it was much easier to add
to the repositories in Synaptic ....and sure enough...3.12.5 was there.
Even though I am using Kbuntu where KPackageKit is the new default package manager, the old Adept (from Hardy) and Synaptic from Ubuntu are much better since they show ALL the packages installed, and that are available.
The repository version of 3.12.5 solved the poor font quality problem. Now the default font is ...sans... which is a good, clear choice with smoothly formed fonts.
Ed: You were correct, the problem with fldigi loosing control of the sound card under Kbuntu 9.10 (64 bit) occurs with I click on the call sign menu button in fldigi to look up the call sign info in QRZ. That calls Firefox 3.5.5 on my machine and thin I loose control of the sound card on return to fldigi. This is an immediate SK, and requires a reboot / or logout of X-11 to get it back.
Ubuntu/Kbuntu 9.10 now use Firefox 3.5.5 . This could be a new issue with 3.5.5. I did not have this problem with Hardy which uses an earlier version of Firefox (3.5.0... I think). I could never get Firefox 3.5.5 to work under Hardy even with a 100% recompile of Firefox. I did try to compile firefox from the source, but gave up with too many dependency issues.
- FLDIGI sound card problems in 64 bit, kbuntu 9.10 karmic/kola appear to be resolved by a recent kernel upgrade release to 2.6.31-17-generic, at least foro alsa oss sound card use .
The previous sound card problems with loosing tx with either fldigi or gmsk in 9.10 Kbuntu/Ubuntu when calling firefox, pidgin, vlc or other programs that use the sound card appear to be resolved, at last for now
I can now call qrz through firefox with the fldigi call button now without having to reboot to get tx back... which always terminated a deep dx contact. I hope it lasts.
Now I need to test and see if either portaudio or pulse audio are working.