On Sun, 6 Dec 2009 22:43:19 -0800 (PST)
Donald Walters <popadoc_atmo@...
> 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??
To save you some Google time, I also had the same issue. Seems that
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 in
> Kbuntu 9.10 64 bit was to use ALSA/OSS sound. Amaroc, VLC, fldigi,
> etc would not work otherwise.
Make sure you have alsa-oss installed.
> Port auto or pulse audio have never worked in any fldigi version.
> (not sure with hardy, but I think OSS is the working sound mode there
All work here with Port Audio being my choice for fldigi. I control all
non fldigi sound events via Pulse.
> In any case, I HAD to install the NVIDIA restricted drivers to get
> 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)
I'm not sure how you went about building from source, but with
Ubuntu/Debian take a look as Dave suggested here ::