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Re: Linbpq Problem

Michael WA7SKG
 

Sorry, I thought it would be clear that getting the directory listing with "ll" would have indicated that I was in that directory, as well as issuing "./linbpq" to run a file in that directory.

Does this help clarify it for you?

michael@Desk4:~/ham_stuff/linbpq$ ll
total 3384
drwxrwxr-x 3 michael michael 4096 Jan 28 12:07 ./
drwxrwxr-x 5 michael michael 4096 Jan 28 11:43 ../
-rw-rw-r-- 1 michael michael 770 Jan 28 12:07 bpq32.cfg
drwxrwxr-x 2 michael michael 4096 Jan 28 11:43 HTML/
-rwxrwxr-x 1 michael michael 3438660 Jan 28 05:16 linbpq*
-rw-rw-r-- 1 michael michael 4877 Jan 28 11:43 linmail.cfg
michael@Desk4:~/ham_stuff/linbpq$ ./linbpq
-bash: ./linbpq: No such file or directory

The linbpq is a binary executable file.

Michael WA7SKG



Mark Griffith via Groups.Io wrote on 1/28/20 1:29 PM:

You have to be sitting in that directory.  Add this to the script before it runs linbpq to add the user "cd linbpq"
Mark
KD0QYN
On Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 3:21:39 PM CST, Michael WA7SKG <wa7skg@...> wrote:
Not really RPi related, but I see there have been linbpq discussions
here before.  I am trying to set up something for Winlink on my Linux
computer (Mint 19). I followed the directions for linbpq on
www.cantab.net/users/john.wiseman/Documents/LinBPQ_WinlinkClient.html
Everything went fine until the end of the install script. The script
ends with "./linbpq --adduser RMS "" TRUE" but errors with
"Adding User RMS to BBS for forwarding to Winlink
./installWebMail: line 40: ./linbpq: No such file or directory"
Checking the directory and trying to run linbpq I get:
$ ll
total 3384
drwxrwxr-x 3 michael michael    4096 Jan 28 12:07 ./
drwxrwxr-x 5 michael michael    4096 Jan 28 11:43 ../
-rw-rw-r-- 1 michael michael    770 Jan 28 12:07 bpq32.cfg
drwxrwxr-x 2 michael michael    4096 Jan 28 11:43 HTML/
-rwxrwxr-x 1 michael michael 3438660 Jan 28 05:16 linbpq*
-rw-rw-r-- 1 michael michael    4877 Jan 28 11:43 linmail.cfg
$ ./linbpq
-bash: ./linbpq: No such file or directory
The file is there, I can list it, but when I try to run it, I get the
"No such file" error.
Any ideas?
Thanks,
Michael WA7SKG


Re: Linbpq Problem

Mark Griffith
 


You have to be sitting in that directory.  Add this to the script before it runs linbpq to add the user "cd linbpq"

Mark
KD0QYN

On Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 3:21:39 PM CST, Michael WA7SKG <wa7skg@...> wrote:


Not really RPi related, but I see there have been linbpq discussions
here before.  I am trying to set up something for Winlink on my Linux
computer (Mint 19). I followed the directions for linbpq on
www.cantab.net/users/john.wiseman/Documents/LinBPQ_WinlinkClient.html
Everything went fine until the end of the install script. The script
ends with "./linbpq --adduser RMS "" TRUE" but errors with

"Adding User RMS to BBS for forwarding to Winlink
./installWebMail: line 40: ./linbpq: No such file or directory"

Checking the directory and trying to run linbpq I get:

$ ll
total 3384
drwxrwxr-x 3 michael michael    4096 Jan 28 12:07 ./
drwxrwxr-x 5 michael michael    4096 Jan 28 11:43 ../
-rw-rw-r-- 1 michael michael    770 Jan 28 12:07 bpq32.cfg
drwxrwxr-x 2 michael michael    4096 Jan 28 11:43 HTML/
-rwxrwxr-x 1 michael michael 3438660 Jan 28 05:16 linbpq*
-rw-rw-r-- 1 michael michael    4877 Jan 28 11:43 linmail.cfg

$ ./linbpq
-bash: ./linbpq: No such file or directory

The file is there, I can list it, but when I try to run it, I get the
"No such file" error.

Any ideas?


Thanks,
Michael WA7SKG




Linbpq Problem

Michael WA7SKG
 

Not really RPi related, but I see there have been linbpq discussions here before. I am trying to set up something for Winlink on my Linux computer (Mint 19). I followed the directions for linbpq on www.cantab.net/users/john.wiseman/Documents/LinBPQ_WinlinkClient.html
Everything went fine until the end of the install script. The script ends with "./linbpq --adduser RMS "" TRUE" but errors with

"Adding User RMS to BBS for forwarding to Winlink
./installWebMail: line 40: ./linbpq: No such file or directory"

Checking the directory and trying to run linbpq I get:

$ ll
total 3384
drwxrwxr-x 3 michael michael 4096 Jan 28 12:07 ./
drwxrwxr-x 5 michael michael 4096 Jan 28 11:43 ../
-rw-rw-r-- 1 michael michael 770 Jan 28 12:07 bpq32.cfg
drwxrwxr-x 2 michael michael 4096 Jan 28 11:43 HTML/
-rwxrwxr-x 1 michael michael 3438660 Jan 28 05:16 linbpq*
-rw-rw-r-- 1 michael michael 4877 Jan 28 11:43 linmail.cfg

$ ./linbpq
-bash: ./linbpq: No such file or directory

The file is there, I can list it, but when I try to run it, I get the "No such file" error.

Any ideas?


Thanks,
Michael WA7SKG


Re: Still having a problem, please help

chuck gelm <rpi4ham@...>
 

On 1/28/20 1:39 PM, Mark Griffith via Groups.Io wrote:
Don't do the NOOBS stuff.
Salt to taste.
I usually do NOOBS as it allows me to put '/' on a HD or SSHD.
Then the SD card is read only (/boot) and should last forever.
;-)


Re: Still having a problem, please help

chuck gelm <rpi4ham@...>
 

On 1/28/20 1:28 PM, @KK4JOW wrote:
I am now trying to set up wifi and it tells me it can't connect to wpa supplicant. Its not remembering my Wifi Country setting. Any suggestions?
sudo raspi-config
and set up localization options and WiFi.


Re: Still having a problem, please help

Mark Griffith
 

My suggestion is start off with a brand new copy of the Raspbian Buster download.  This is much easier than trying to fix something that is already busted.




Don't do the NOOBS stuff.  Download whatever one of the choices you want.  Or download them all and try the different versions to see what you like.

Copy it to a CLASS 10 SD card of at least 8GB.  Don't scrimp on the card.  A class 10 will give you years of use.  If you want to use a bigger SD card, like a 32 or 64GB, this is the time to do that.  Don't worry that the image is much smaller than the SD card size.

Connect a good HDMI monitor or TV with an HDMI input, and connect a USB keyboard and mouse.  A wireless USB keyboard/mouse combo works good.

Now, not before this, but now, power it on.  Then follow the initial setup screens and you will be all set.

If you want ham apps on there, install them one at a time.  It's easy to do.

Mark
KD0QYN


On Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 12:28:12 PM CST, KK4JOW@... <kk4jow@...> wrote:


Ok, I have it running. It seems that the TV I was using for a monitor wasn't connecting so I hooked it to another tv and it's working. I couldn't get my wireless mouse or keyboard to work so I set up a VNC connection and got on with no problem. I am now trying to set up wifi and it tells me it can't connect to wpa supplicant. Its not remembering my Wifi Country setting. Any suggestions?


Re: Still having a problem, please help

KK4JOW
 

Ok, I have it running. It seems that the TV I was using for a monitor wasn't connecting so I hooked it to another tv and it's working. I couldn't get my wireless mouse or keyboard to work so I set up a VNC connection and got on with no problem. I am now trying to set up wifi and it tells me it can't connect to wpa supplicant. Its not remembering my Wifi Country setting. Any suggestions?


Re: Still having a problem, please help

 

Diane, 
   One thing unstated which may be obvious or not…

Typically the SDcard is the ONLY file system device on the Raspberry PI.  
The Raspberry PI boots from the SDcard and keeps files on the card.  When the card is unplugged the Raspberry PI would have no device to boot from.  It doesn’t copy data from the SDcard to someplace else.  The SDcard is it.  

So… if you put Raspbian OS on the card and boot the PI from it, and then swap to another SDcard which does not have Raspbian, the Raspberry PI will completely forget about Raspbian OS.  The Raspberry PI without the SDcard is only part of a computer. 
Consider that the SDcard has the same function as a Hard disk in a desktop PC.  

Floppy disk/transport function is provided by putting a USB flash drive into one of the USB ports. 
I suspect it is possible to plug in a SDcard reader/writer into USB to give you access to a 2nd card.  I’ve never heard of anybody doing that though. 

What I do is boot Raspbian and then contact my desktop computer or laptop over the WiFi or Ethernet interfaces.  It’s easy to use SFTP file transfer to and from the Raspberry PI.  SFTP server is built into Raspbian and other Linux OSs.  
Ask about SFTP for more info if you need it.  It’s pretty easy. 

  Tadd

Tadd / KA2DEW
tadd@...
Raleigh NC  FM05pv

North Carolina Off-The-Grid Social Network: http://ncpacket.net/north_carolina_packet_network.html
Packet networking over ham radio: http://tarpn.net/t/packet_radio_networking.html
Local Raleigh ham radio info: http://torborg.com/a

On Jan 28, 2020, at 11:21 AM, chuck gelm <rpi4ham@...> wrote:

On 1/28/20 10:48 AM, kk4jow@... wrote:
So, Im brand new at Raspberry Pi. I have been trying to install the W3 DJS on my new Pi. I've flashed a 32gb sd card with the img file and I get no response from the Pi.
Since my Pi has never been initialized, can I install the Raspbian Blaster to see if that starts it up or do I have to start with the W3DJS img.
I guess what I'm asking is that if you install one operating system can you pull that card and put a different sd card in?
Again, I'm brand new at this so please excuse my ignorance.

The SD card gets 'initialized' when 1st booted.
Actually, it can get re-partitioned.






Re: Still having a problem, please help

chuck gelm <rpi4ham@...>
 

On 1/28/20 10:48 AM, @KK4JOW wrote:
So, Im brand new at Raspberry Pi. I have been trying to install the W3 DJS on my new Pi. I've flashed a 32gb sd card with the img file and I get no response from the Pi.
Since my Pi has never been initialized, can I install the Raspbian Blaster to see if that starts it up or do I have to start with the W3DJS img.
I guess what I'm asking is that if you install one operating system can you pull that card and put a different sd card in?
Again, I'm brand new at this so please excuse my ignorance.
The SD card gets 'initialized' when 1st booted.
Actually, it can get re-partitioned.


Re: Still having a problem, please help

chuck gelm <rpi4ham@...>
 

On 1/28/20 10:48 AM, kk4jow@... wrote:
So, Im brand new at Raspberry Pi. I have been trying to install the W3 DJS on my new Pi. I've flashed a 32gb sd card with the img file and I get no response from the Pi.
Since my Pi has never been initialized, can I install the Raspbian Blaster to see if that starts it up or do I have to start with the W3DJS img.
I guess what I'm asking is that if you install one operating system can you pull that card and put a different sd card in?
Again, I'm brand new at this so please excuse my ignorance.

You are excused.
Please detail how you 'flashed' your SD card so that we have a clue that you actually put the 'image' on the card and not just the file.
I do not think that there is a 'initialize' regarding a RPi.
The operating system image is 'installed/flashed/burned,dd'ed but not copied' on the SD card, then SD card is inserted into the RPi, then power is applied to the RPi.
I think you mean Raspbian Buster, not Blaster.
Reference: https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/
The 'NOOBS' image offers several options, but yes, you can start with any of Raspbian Buster, NOOBS, or the W3DJS images.
I have many SD cards. Many with a distinct mission when booted.
I hope this helps,
Chuck



Re: Still having a problem, please help

 

Yes, you can swap images. 


On Tue, Jan 28, 2020, 07:48 <kk4jow@...> wrote:
So, Im brand new at Raspberry Pi. I have been trying to install the W3 DJS on my new Pi. I've flashed a 32gb sd card with the img file and I get no response from the Pi.
Since my Pi has never been initialized, can I install the Raspbian Blaster to see if that starts it up or do I have to start with the W3DJS img.
I guess what I'm asking is that if you install one operating system can you pull that card and put a different sd card in?
Again, I'm brand new at this so please excuse my ignorance.


Still having a problem, please help

KK4JOW
 

So, Im brand new at Raspberry Pi. I have been trying to install the W3 DJS on my new Pi. I've flashed a 32gb sd card with the img file and I get no response from the Pi.
Since my Pi has never been initialized, can I install the Raspbian Blaster to see if that starts it up or do I have to start with the W3DJS img.
I guess what I'm asking is that if you install one operating system can you pull that card and put a different sd card in?
Again, I'm brand new at this so please excuse my ignorance.


Re: Winlink NOOB & Pat 0.8.0-armhf

David Ranch
 


Hello Chuck,

I prefer text too though videos have their place as well.  Anyway, all of your questions seem to be focused around Winlink like "how do I get a password".  That's only an Internet search away and that turns up:

   https://winlink.org/tags/passwords

Btw, for being a WInlink client, you either need Pat or BPQ32.  You don't need both and with one in hand, you should be set.  You should then be able to use either to connect to a remote CMS using a standard Internet connection.  Once that works, things should just work over your Mesh setup as well.

Good luck..

--David
KI6ZHD


Re: Winlink NOOB & Pat 0.8.0-armhf

chuck gelm <rpi4ham@...>
 

At 6:40 into the video, I get a telnet 'failure' instead of 'success'.
Likely because I do not have a 'winlink password'.

For those that create these helpful YouTube® videos;
it appears that YouTube® reduces the size of the video.
Perhaps it would be helpful if the YouTube® authors
would reduce the size of their display to match the
YouTube® reduction, then text would be easier to read.
800x600 or whatever YouTube® is.

 Actually, I prefer 'text' install instructions.

Thanks, Chuck


Winlink NOOB & Pat 0.8.0-armhf

chuck gelm <rpi4ham@...>
 

Interested in 'Winlink', but not M$ Windows.
I was watching https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZJJLfVz23k (Thanks KM4ACK)
and stopped at the part about entering a 'winlink-password' into the 'pat configure' portion.
IIRC, a couple of years ago when I last tried, one must already have a 'winlink' system
before one may obtain a 'winlink password'.

Please: Starting from this fresh install of 'pat...v0.0.0-armhf.deb'
when and where, in this PAT install, does one attempt to obtain a Winlink password?

Mission:

Get a 'Winlink' compatible system using only telnet (BPQnode) on an intranet (AREDN mesh).
I have no interest in AX.25 or speeds < 99 kbps.
I think we only need one CMS (UHF/VHF/HF AX.25 capable) station on our intranet.

Chuck


Re: New Pi owner

KK4JOW
 

Thanks Ray. I plan on initializing it today!!


Re: New Pi owner

Ray Cadmus
 

I believe that noobs will give you the option of installing the latest raspian desktop version.  The W3DJS image contains the operating system already so just putting that image on an sd card will get you going there.  I'm including a quote from a W3DJS post in case you were not aware of this:

"The image will require a 32GB or larger SD or micro SD card to install. This image uses the default password for "pi" which is "raspberry". Please change it upon first launch, as the SSH server is enabled and this would be a security risk.

One more caveat: This image comes pre-installed to operate as a wireless Hotspot for field operations. If you are using this at home, and don't want to operate as a Hotspot, then open a Terminal on the Pi and type in "KillHotspot" (without the quotes) and hit return. Networking will then operate normally."

Regards,

Ray  W9EUM



On Sun, Jan 26, 2020 at 10:29 PM <kk4jow@...> wrote:
Hi, I just received my new Pi 4 and assembled it in its case. It came with a Noobs card, but I want to create my own card with Raspbian plus desktop.
I also want to load W3DJS 2.0. Can I load all that on on a sd card and then initialize my Pi with all that on the card? I'm sure this is all elementary with y'all but I am brand new at this and would appreciate any help. I have also read about creating an SSH file. Help, please!!!


New Pi owner

KK4JOW
 

Hi, I just received my new Pi 4 and assembled it in its case. It came with a Noobs card, but I want to create my own card with Raspbian plus desktop.
I also want to load W3DJS 2.0. Can I load all that on on a sd card and then initialize my Pi with all that on the card? I'm sure this is all elementary with y'all but I am brand new at this and would appreciate any help. I have also read about creating an SSH file. Help, please!!!


Re: W3DJS Raspberry Pi Ham Radio Image v2.0 Released

jrreid_24@...
 

Dave,
Thanks for the quick wifi fix. I pulled my hair out until 2am and finally shut it down unresolved. 

Blessings and 73
de KM4VHB
Jason


Pi 4 Sound card advice

Peter
 
Edited

I am looking for advice on which sound card to use for recording data from multi antenna's. The cards I have been looking at are,  

Audio Injector sound card, this card has 2 inputs

or

Octo 8 channel sound card, this card has 6 inputs which I think is best for my needs.

From what I have read it is best to use a sound card on the external connector

rather than an usb one. There are timing issues with using the usb sound card. Does any member who is using one of these cards have any advice on their use or setup.

73’s Peter