RSP2 and Linux

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rcscott6
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RSP2 and Linux

Postby rcscott6 » Sat Feb 11, 2017 1:34 am

I have been having problems using a RSP2 on Linux Mint 18. I have gotten several programs to run, but not to connect to or even see the RSP2. Presumably, this is a driver issue.
I finally got desperate, and installed dual-boot Windows 7 on one of my laptops. I then installed HDSDR, and it ran on the first try, so the radio does work properly.
I do, though, want to run it on Linux to avoid a new rat's nest of wires in my ham shack. Does anyone have an explicit step-by-step write-up to get any of the several Linux-ish programs to run? I have noted considerable comment on this forum about getting anything to run properly under Linux. Any suggestions?
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sdrplay
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Re: RSP2 and Linux

Postby sdrplay » Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:23 pm

I have a working document that I will release shortly (it will still be updated after release) that details how to get up and running on non-Windows platforms with the RSPs.

FYI, I have both Ubuntu and Mint (which is based on Ubuntu) running fine so I'll plan to release the document either today or tomorrow.

Best regards,

SDRplay Support

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octave9
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Re: RSP2 and Linux

Postby octave9 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:44 am

Mint 18 user here. Hoping to see the document mentioned today, or soonish.

Will that great looking software (SDRUno) work on Linux as well? I don't even mind using Wine, if necessary.

Ordered an RSP2 on the strength of the post above. Used to use a QS1R with SDRMax software on ubuntu, so I know what's possible.

Thanks.
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sdrplay
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Re: RSP2 and Linux

Postby sdrplay » Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:08 am

http://www.sdrplay.com/downloads - check out the non-Windows document under the App Notes documents section. This is a working document and will be updated regularly.

SDRplay Support

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DK7OB
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Re: RSP2 and Linux

Postby DK7OB » Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:22 am

I just noticed in the document that for CubicSDR I have to build wxwidgets from source.

On Ubuntu 16.04 I just installed wxwidgets and wxwidgets devel packages and could build CubicSDR just fine and it seems to work without problems.

Is there a problem with the standard wxwidgets that I just didn't see up to now?

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octave9
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Re: RSP2 and Linux

Postby octave9 » Sun Feb 26, 2017 4:06 pm

Would be good if the wxWidgets step could be simplified to just a package add. I had a bit of trouble with it on Mint-18, and others may give up if they face the same difficulty. It may have been because our instructions were based on those for the RTL-SDR and maybe that needs a static build of it, but the RSPs don't.

I didn't try Cubic much after all that, but I failed to get it working for both RTL and RSP2, so had to discover why. I'll use my Windows PC for radio. It's for games, so can do 10Mb/s sample rate quite comfortably...

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