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[aprssig] Kenwood D7 software on Linux?

Dave Baxter dave at uk-ar.co.uk
Mon Jun 1 08:59:43 UTC 2009

I suspect some of the older Kenwood D7 PC utility code, tries to use
BIOS call's for serial ports, as they don't always work OK on WinNT
based systems.   Try Link700, that run's fine on XP and the like, so
*May* do the right thing if you can present a vritual com port for it to
play with.  It will also work with all versions (AFIK) of D7, and also
the D700, so you can transfer settings from rig to rig just fine.  It
also handles a wider range of COM ports too.

Never used Wine, rarely use Linux.  The times I have done for a specific
purpose, though usualy successful, has been fraught with hassles, mostly
relating to out of date instructions and conflicting information.
Seems to be "just the way it is" with "open source" stuff, not just
Linux based...


Dave G0WBX.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: James Jolin [mailto:jjolin at itol.com] 
> Sent: 29 May 2009 19:41
> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] Kenwood D7 software on Linux?
> Greg D. wrote:
> > Hi folks,
> >
> > Has anyone succeeded in running the Kenwood radio software 
> (MD7G110) 
> > under Linux under Wine (Crossover Office)?  I'm running 
> OpenSuSE 11.1, 
> > KDE 3.5, etc.  The GUI comes up fine, but I can't access the radio.
> > The serial port is a "real" one (not via USB), and I can 
> talk to the 
> > TNC in the Kenwood via Kermit, so I know the serial port is working.
> >
> > I went into the Crossover "bottle" and created a symbolic link from
> > com2 to /dev/ttyS4, but that didn't help.
> >
> > Anything else I can try?
> >
> > Greg  KO6TH
> >
> > Greg,
> Unless I am missing something, isn't ttyS4 com 3?...I know 
> ttyS0 is com 1.  I haven't run the Kenwood stuff under Wine 
> yet.  Did try  it on VirtualBox but ran in to some problems 
> with the serial port setup.
> Jim WA9ARB

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