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8783Re: [wsjtgroup] WSJT Linux version

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  • Peter Frenning [OZ1PIF]
    Dec 4, 2011
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      Den 04-12-2011 21:20, wa1hco@... skrev:
      All of them.  What's. The problem?
      Same here, install ing on Debian derivatives (like Ubuntu) is a breeze, just follow these instructions:

      Download the current release from:


      (yy_rxxxx reflect current release)

      Here's how to install it: First make sure you have installed these Linux packages (can be done with Synaptic Package Manager):



      Move wsjtyyrxxxx_i386.deb into the directory (normally your home directory /home/***/) where you want WSJT to reside. Then execute the following command (in Terminal):

      sudo dpkg --instdir=/home/pif/WSJT8 -i wsjt_9.0r2136_i386.deb


      To start WSJT, enter these commands in Terminal:

      or, you can create a Desktop-icon instead:

      First create a file in your home folder, "RunWSJT" with this content:


      cd ~/WSJT

      Make sure it's executeable (Filemanager -> Properties -> Permissions )

      Then right-click on the Desktop -> Create Launcher

      Fill out as appropriate:
      Double-Click the the icon and select your preferred Desktop icon – I use wsjt.jpg (converted from wsjt.ico)

      Press OK and you're done, you can now launch WSJT by double-clicking the desktop icon.
      This procedure has been validated on Ubuntu 9.04, 9.10 and 10.04, and should work for all Debian derivatives.

      Since the Signalink (which essentially is a USB sound device) doesn't like WSJT's attempt to set the sample rate, you have to trick it (this dodge also works for many other "modern" sound devices):
      create a hidden file with the name ".asoundrc" in your home folder (/home/”your login name” and this content: (omit the asteriscs)

      pcm.radio {
              type hw
              card 3
              device 0
      pcm_slave.radioslave {
              pcm radio
              rate 48000
      pcm.radioconv {
              type rate
              slave radioslave
      the card number is the (hw:x,0) from above, in my example 3, in most cases it would be 1.

      After a restart there will be a new sound device "radioconv" select this instead of the "real" one and you'll be fine.

      Vy 73 de OZ1PIF/5Q2M, Peter
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