Re: [wsjtgroup] WSJT under Linux
- Hi Harry --
I hope you will receive some input from others, but I will give you a
few comments based on my own experience with WSJT running on Linux.
I am taking the liberty of sending a copy of this email also to the WSJT
developers email list, wsjt-devel@.... (This is a public
list, anyone can subscribe; you don't need to be a WSJT developer
yourself, but this is the best place to go with programming or
performance questions on WSJT.)
Harry Popov wrote:
> Any one who succeeded to run wsjt under Linux?As far as I am aware, about 6-8 people have compiled and run WSJT for Linux.
> I did compile wsjt 5.9.2 r115. Program works fine while I try to decodeI have seen no problems like this, and I do not think others on the
> old recorded files. I have problems while trying to use it on the air.
> Here are the problems on my side:
> 1. If program is started but doing nothing, it is very unstable and
> stops working. Not the same if in monitor or auto mode. Freezes but
> after much longer time.
wsjt-devel reflector have either. (If anyone has relevant experience,
please speak up and copy Harry on your reply!)
> 2.Strange behavior in monitor or auto mode. While WSJT SPEC shows theAgain, I have not seen anything like this behavior. On my Linux
> noise and input bursts they never appear in the main program spectrum
> window while WSJT compiled with --enable-alsa. But first period appear
> in the main window after many periods while compiled with --enable-oss.
machine, WSJT looks and behaves just like the Windows version.
> 3. While with alsa in/out ratio of my sound card is 4.0000 and it isThis is definitely not right. On my machine both numbers are 1.0000.
> 2.0000 with oss . The same figures under Windows are 1.0000 / 1.0068 and
> they are the correct values for my sound card.
> 4. Some periods it decodes while clicking over wslt.spec, some time doesI am not sure that I understand what you are saying. I see no anomalous
> not. Unpredictable behavior.
behavior when using the mouse to force decodes, in any of the WSJT modes.
> I am using IBM ThinkPad T600X notebook PIII 500Mhz 192RAM. My LinuxI have left my WSJT/Linux running for more than a week, using the new
> distribution is Ubuntu 5.04 Hoary.
> Does any one know whether the developers ever connected the software to
> real radio or just played with records?
"simulation" mode and exchanging JT65 messages with another computer
running WSJT/Windows. This procedure exercises nearly all of the
real-time capabilities and requirements of the program. I have seen no
crashes or unpredictable behavior.
> If any one have more success than me please contact me personally. IHarry, the other developers and I will be very happy to share our
> would like to share experience with you.
> 73, Harry Popov LZ1BB
experiences with you. I'm sure that we can help you solve the problems
you have had. Maybe you could post a follow-up message to the
wsjt-devel list, telling us what compiler versions, etc., you have used.
-- 73, Joe, K1JT