[aprssig] KNOPPIX and XASTIR

Greg D. ko6th_greg at hotmail.com
Sun Aug 19 17:49:00 CDT 2007

Hmmpf...  Surprised to see so many posts with xastir problems.  It came 
right up for me on SuSE 10.0.  I'm running version 1.8.4.  What did I do 


----Original Message Follows----
From: "Dave Baxter" <dave at emv.co.uk>
Reply-To: TAPR APRS Mailing List <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
Subject: RE: [aprssig] KNOPPIX and XASTIR
Date: Sun, 19 Aug 2007 17:40:10 +0100

I have a Mandrake 9.something PC here.  Like you, I find it very frustrating 
to use.  The only thing useful I've done with it, is use it for running an 
EchoLink Proxy.  And even that has to be loaded manually each time.  
Something strange about Java app's, you can't "launch" them at start-up 
automatically.  OK, so the usual "Office" type stuff runs OK, as does web 
browsing and email etc.

Updates?  Forget it, none available unless you scrub it, and install a 
"clean" copy of Mandriva or some other version of Linux.  (I can't be 
bothered personally with all that again)

Knoppix.  Have that (Harve's hamshack hack)  It's very fussy about screen 
hardware I find.  And takes an age to boot, even on a multi GHZ machine with 
100's of MB of ram..

Xastir on Knoppix, I did get it to load once, but when I tried customising 
it (My callsign etc) it kept crashing.   Virtually no maps for anything 
outside the US available in a usable form either.  (No flame wars please, 
try it, they don't work!)

About the best "Live" Linux CD I've found, is the "Puppy" versions.  Fast, 
stable, and updatable.  Google for "Puppy Linux".  But...  Little Ham 
software available for that version the last time I looked (3 months ago)  
Again, all the usual stuff works fine, it even found a way past our company 
proxy/firewall all by itself.  Even Windows can't do that without help!...


Dave G0WBX


From: Jason Rausch [mailto:jason at ke4nyv.com]
Sent: Sat 18/08/2007 03:31
To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
Subject: Re: [aprssig] KNOPPIX and XASTIR

Not to steal this thread, but does anyone have some
tips for installing XASTIR on Mandrake 8.1?  Better
yet, is there some way to "live update" Mandrake to a
Mandriva kernel and then install from there?  I have
attempted an "apt-get" with no luck.  It actually
tells me that it doesn't recognize apt-get as a valid

I am in NO WAY handy with Linux.  I just recently
dusted off this copy of 8.1 and installed it on a
spare machine.  I went ahead and installed every
package available on the CD, hoping that I might
actually be able to do somthing with it.  It seems
like everytime I try to play with Linux, a couple of
days later I want to throw the computer through the
wall.  So, I give up and go play with somthing else.

Jason KE4NYV
RPC Electronics

--- "Wes Johnston, AI4PX" <wes at ai4px.com> wrote:

 > look for harv's hamshack hack...
 > http://hamshack-hack.sourceforge.net
 > I did recompile it a year ago to include street maps
 > of south carolina for
 > use at our local NWS office.
 > Wes
 > On 8/17/07, Andrew Rich <vk4tec at people.net.au>
 > wrote:
 > >
 > >  Anyone made .ISO for using XASTIR off a boot disk
 > ?
 > >
 > >
 > >
 > > Andrew Rich VK4TEC
 > > vk4tec at people.net.au
 > > http://www.tech-software.net
 > >
 > >
 > >
 > >
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