Tuesday, 1 November 2016

CWCOM = CWCOM NEW INSTRUCTIONS FOR LINUX USERS (Updated & corrected ! 12 AUGUST 2017 )

NEW INSTRUCTIONS FOR LINUX USERS 

  NOTE.... once you have installed CWCOM.... you should then proceed to PAGE 2  ( settings ) of this blog and check out the contents... then proceed to  PAGE 5 and do the "CONFIGURATIONS" as listed... before trying to use CWCOM.




Checked and error corrected ...  12 AUGUST 2017

(sorry for the other version,  This one DOES work. !  )


NOTE FOR MAC USERS.....     See Page 14 of this blog for install instructions using WINE...

 MAY 14 2017.....Download the CWCOM  installer from  http://downloads.informer.com/cw-communcator/1.5/

or version 1.47 .... from.... 

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Other-Internet-Related/CWCom.shtml





 Then install it  (using WINE )   On your linux machine….. ( MAC users see page 14 of this blog ) ....



Plug in your USB to Serial Adapter


open a terminal window and type


dmesg


near the end of the run, you should  see something like this...

[2636.37641] usb2-1: New USB device found, idVendor=067b,idProduct=2303


then a few lines further down.....

[2636.378102] usb 2-1: pl2303 converter now attached to ttyUSB0  ( or whatever USB number is showing)




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we now need to find the Bus number and the ID of the device  so in the terminal window, type

lsusb        (then press Enter key)  (that is lower case l not figure 1)


near the end of the list you should see something like this.....

Bus 002 Device 011:ID067B;2303 Prolific Technolog, Inc. PL2303 Serial Port




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you may need to load up the driver for this...   so … in the terminal window type

sudo modprobe usbserial Vendor=0x067b Product=0x2303       ( and press the Enter key )

You will then be asked for your password... ( so type that in and press the Enter key).

To check that all is well, so far.... type in the terminal window

dmesg      ( enter key )

and at the end of the list you should see       pl2303 converter detected

usb2-1: pl2303 converter now attached to ttyusb0 




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You now need to "define" the COMPORT number you want to use
in "terminal"  type ( or copy and paste )  (that is lower case l not fig 1)



cd ~/.wine/dosdevices 
  

ln -s  /dev/ttyUSB0  ~/.wine/dosdevices/com4

(that is lower case L not fig 1) 


(note... the USB number is the one that is showing on your listing ) 



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Note.... the repetitions are where I clicked the return key to make space between sections for the pics... ! ! 


which should be returned by the terminal

REBOOT YOUR LINUX MACHINE TO GET THIS TO TAKE EFFECT..
     THEN FOLLOW THE NEXT INSTRUCTION TO GET " DIAL OUT" PERMISSION FOR THE COMPORT



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we now need to get “DIAL OUT” permissions... 
in the terminal window type

sudo usermod -a -G dialout zxywv       then press  Enter key…
( zxywv your user name )   (no brackets, just your username). password may be requested.
    

(EDIT...... if the above does not work  ( i.e. when trying to get the dot to stay in the hole for "COMport number "... try again without the -a  as follows ) 


sudo usermod -G dialout zxywv
 
 ( no brackets , just your username)
and then your password will be asked for...



REBOOT LINUX TO TAKE EFFECT OF THE CHANGE....


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If all that has worked properly,.... then you can click on your CWCOM icon

 and then the “Config” icon to the right of the letter

 and check the comport number  (4)  it should stay selected with a black spot  ! ...



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 and then click on the world icon... (CONNECT window)  next to the black square..

and put your callsign (or your name) in the callsign box and click on CONNECT

Start keying using your usb serial converter  !  

  NOTE.... once you have installed CWCOM.... you should then proceed to PAGE 2  ( settings ) of this blog and check out the contents... then proceed to  PAGE 5 and do the "CONFIGURATIONS" as listed... before trying to use CWCOM.


73 de GEMS QRV K

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