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Re: Lenovo ThinkCentre M625q on Ebay for $50 -- Raspberry Pi alternative #rpi

roy murray
 

Hi Russ,

Very tempting... Might happen... :)

Thanks,

Roy


On Thursday, May 19, 2022, Russ, KC7MM <kc7mm@...> wrote:
> A seller on Ebay has a bunch of Lenovo ThinkCentre M625q systems on sale for $40 + $10.55 shipping. Specs are 4GB RAM and 32DB storage. This would make a thrifty alternative to a Raspberry Pi, with AMD64 architecture and more power. I don't need one, but I'm tempted to take the plunge just because it's such a good deal!
>
> Here's the URL.
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Lenovo ThinkCentre M625q on Ebay for $50 -- Raspberry Pi alternative #rpi

Russ, KC7MM
 

A seller on Ebay has a bunch of Lenovo ThinkCentre M625q systems on sale for $40 + $10.55 shipping. Specs are 4GB RAM and 32DB storage. This would make a thrifty alternative to a Raspberry Pi, with AMD64 architecture and more power. I don't need one, but I'm tempted to take the plunge just because it's such a good deal!

Here's the URL.

Russ, KC7MM


Re: Linux logging programs besides CQRLOG

Bob Recny
 

Thanks Roy!
I'll give it a whirl once I set up my main laptop for dual boot. (It's still on Win11.)
I also found this one: https://www.magicbug.co.uk/cloudlog/
Looks interesting, and it looks like it's free if you self-host. I don't think rig control is there yet, though.
Lots of Linux Radio projects queuing up ;-)
73,
Bob


Re: Linux logging programs besides CQRLOG

roy murray
 

Hi Bob,

I use CQRLOG as to some extent, and I really like it. The only reason I don't use it as much anymore is because I wrote my own logging/automation app. But mapping features are pretty lacking. For general station logging, though, I would recommend it.

Roy - KI7PKL


On Wednesday, May 4, 2022, Bob Recny <n8sqt@...> wrote:
> Greetings,
>
> I'm curious if anyone has any experience with Linux logging programs besides CQRLOG. While that looks to be decent, I was curious if there is anything closer to Log4OMNG on Windows or RumLogNG on Mac. I really like the map options. While FT8 may seem like a bunch of unnamed contacts, it's a really cool geography lesson to see each station location that I work.
>
> Also, assuming CQRLOG is the best way to go, does it handle UDP messaging (sorry, I haven't had a chance to RTFM yet)? I'm using Hamclock on a RPi 400 that currently takes the WSJT-X feed and displays the contact on its map there. I just can't zoom in and out of that particular map.
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Linux logging programs besides CQRLOG

Bob Recny
 

Greetings,

I'm curious if anyone has any experience with Linux logging programs besides CQRLOG. While that looks to be decent, I was curious if there is anything closer to Log4OMNG on Windows or RumLogNG on Mac. I really like the map options. While FT8 may seem like a bunch of unnamed contacts, it's a really cool geography lesson to see each station location that I work.

Also, assuming CQRLOG is the best way to go, does it handle UDP messaging (sorry, I haven't had a chance to RTFM yet)? I'm using Hamclock on a RPi 400 that currently takes the WSJT-X feed and displays the contact on its map there. I just can't zoom in and out of that particular map.

Thanks & 73,
Bob / N8SQT


Watch out for debian/ubuntu package `pat` 0.12.1-1

Masen KF7HVM
 

I posted this message over on "pat users", but I thought it might be relevant to users here as well: https://groups.google.com/g/pat-users/c/AJmJ9_OYlAc/m/9XmixCWoAgAJ

The short of it is the debian maintainer had to rename the pat binary to "pat-winlink", and as far as I can tell, the distro package doesn't support regular ax25 packet and thus is unusable to me.

You can disable automatic updates in ubuntu... but maybe it's not the best idea, so I just "hold" packages that I don't want getting swapped out from under me:

apt-mark hold pat


Re: Linux, inside a radio (Xiegu X6100)

roy murray
 


That is simply TOO COOL! what'll they think up next?

Roy - KI7PKL


On Monday, April 25, 2022, Chris, WA4NDR <buescher.christopher@...> wrote:
> Hello all,
>
> I saw this post on YouTube from a channel called "Temporarily Offline Ham Radio".
> These guys have been playing around with Xiegu's newest HF radio, the X6100, and found that it runs Linux inside.
> They have been trying to boot their own different flavors of Linux on it in an attempt to get a GUI and eventually software like WSJT-X up and running.
> For the longest time they had been running into various issues like the screen being displayed sideways, or certain features not working properly.
>
> Well, it looks like someone cracked the code. A user on Github by the name of Links2004 managed to get Armbian to boot up on the X6100.
> Not only that, but they managed to get WSJT-X up and running, allowing them to run FT8 directly on the radio.
>
> Check it out here:
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fz551tZGX4Y
>
> The fact that these guys were able to get a Linux GUI and more running inside of a radio really goes to show just how flexible Linux can be.
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Linux, inside a radio (Xiegu X6100)

Chris, WA4NDR
 

Hello all,

I saw this post on YouTube from a channel called "Temporarily Offline Ham Radio".
These guys have been playing around with Xiegu's newest HF radio, the X6100, and found that it runs Linux inside.
They have been trying to boot their own different flavors of Linux on it in an attempt to get a GUI and eventually software like WSJT-X up and running.
For the longest time they had been running into various issues like the screen being displayed sideways, or certain features not working properly.

Well, it looks like someone cracked the code. A user on Github by the name of Links2004 managed to get Armbian to boot up on the X6100.
Not only that, but they managed to get WSJT-X up and running, allowing them to run FT8 directly on the radio.

Check it out here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fz551tZGX4Y

The fact that these guys were able to get a Linux GUI and more running inside of a radio really goes to show just how flexible Linux can be.

73
Chris, WA4NDR


K7RPT South Saddle Mtn has an AREDN mesh node! #mesh

Brett KG7GDB
 

Good news for Washington County! You can try to get on the AREDN WVMN mesh now on the new K7RPT South Saddle Sector 120 device.
Check out https://willamettevalleymesh.net/meshmap/ for the map.
73,
Brett, KG7GDB
Here is a picture of the Status page which is the interface to our mesh network:


Re: Installing Linux on a Chromebook

Bob Finch
 

Hey Russ;

TNXS fer asking OM !

Well I have TWO C710's:

- one of which is dedicated to packaging and (some of my) programming work. This one has an archlinux install that is at least 8 years old, and it is updated at least once a week to the latest software available for the installed packages. (This one was not converted with mrchromebook.tech, as it was converted in 2013.)

- the other C710 was recently, using Manjaro, converted using mrchromebook.tech 's scripting. It is used for day to day work and compliance (new user, clean platform) testing of some of my programming.

I truly enjoy the full keyboard that the earlier chromebooks have, including the C710's.

I also have a C720, which is dated late 2013, and which has the newer style keyboards. (Sigh...) It is used as a ham radio testing platform atm.

** Interestingly my daily "desktop" computer is a rpi4-8gB also running Manjaro aarch64 (native 64 bit-arm-architecture complied code.) Manjaro was the very first to offer up a FULL Linux-OS in 64-bit-arm. Works f.b. for HD youtube, email, and so forth. I have a larger monitor, regular keyboard and mouse, speakers, etc. hooked up so it is pleasurable to use. I did this install about 18-24 months ago, it came right up and it is updated when it tells me to....hi hi.)

(I also have another rpi4 running in the background, doing stupid little tasks in the "shack/office". It is using raspian and was a pain to set-up and get running right the first time...hi hi. I did that about a year ago, and things may/could be better now with the conversion of raspian to 64bit.)

Hardware support for stuff like the rpi4's and the Chromebooks is excellent using Manjaro and/or archlinux. Setup and hardware support is auto-magical, as in it unlike the "other stuff" (other linuxes), as it just seems to install and run. (YES, I am biased, but that is logical considering my background.)

Agn, tnxs fer asking om es vy 73 de "baab" w9ya


On Fri, Mar 18, 2022 at 3:06 PM Russ, KC7MM <kc7mm@...> wrote:
Bob, the firmware from mrchromebox.tech is what GalliumOS relies on, and is what I installed. It does indeed allow for any Linux distro to be installed. I went with GalliumOS to see how it works. I also had read of people having trouble with other distros' lack of support for things such as touchpads and sound, so I wanted to take advantage of whatever Chromebook optimizations Gallium might have. I'm pleased with what I've seen so far.

Interesting to hear you have three conversions in the shack. What do you use them for?

-Russ, KC7MM


Re: Installing Linux on a Chromebook

Russ, KC7MM
 

Yes, Crouton is an option, Kevin. I had looked at it, but decided I wanted to remove the Google connection, and also to devote all the machine's limited resources to Linux.

Thanks for mentioning that the SSD on your Toshiba is soldered on -- that's useful information for anyone looking to buy a Chromebook to convert. Of course, it doesn't matter if they're not planning to replace it.

-Russ, KC7MM


Re: Installing Linux on a Chromebook

Russ, KC7MM
 

Bob, the firmware from mrchromebox.tech is what GalliumOS relies on, and is what I installed. It does indeed allow for any Linux distro to be installed. I went with GalliumOS to see how it works. I also had read of people having trouble with other distros' lack of support for things such as touchpads and sound, so I wanted to take advantage of whatever Chromebook optimizations Gallium might have. I'm pleased with what I've seen so far.

Interesting to hear you have three conversions in the shack. What do you use them for?

-Russ, KC7MM


Re: Installing Linux on a Chromebook

roy murray
 

Very cool! Thanks so much.

Roy - KI7PKL

On Tue, Mar 15, 2022 at 7:13 PM Kevin Durette <kevinthenerd@...> wrote:
One low-effort method is crouton. It leaves Chrome OS in-tact.

The SSD in my Toshiba CB35 is soldered in.

73
Kevin Durette, K7COI

On Tue, Mar 15, 2022, 16:31 Bob Finch via groups.io <w9ya=amsat.org@groups.io> wrote:
Even BETTER IMnsHO:


^^^ NO restrictions on what version of linux you load into your chromebook...!!

es vy 73 om's de "baab" w9ya

(Who has THREE converted chromebooks in his shack....)

On Tue, Mar 15, 2022 at 5:20 PM Russ, KC7MM <kc7mm@...> wrote:
I mentioned on yesterday's Net (March 14) that I had successfully replaced Chrome OS on a Chromebook with Linux, in the form of GalliumOS. GalliumOS is based on Ubuntu, so its repository has all the same Ham software. There was a lot of interest among net participants, so I'm posting links to materials I used to learn how to make the conversion.

For my test, I bought an HP Chromebook 11 G5 on Ebay for $50. There are lots of other models that could be used -- check the GalliumOS hardware compatibility page to see what works. BTW, I chose to install GalliumOS because it has a number of optimizations for Chromebook hardware.

I followed two YouTube videos, one to see how to get inside the box to remove the write-protect screw, the other to flash the firmware and install GalliumOS. The only hitch was that I found out through another source that the Wifi connection should be turned off during the Gallium install.

Other useful sources were GalliumOS on a Dell Chromebook 11 3120 and Linux on a Chromebox . (I have a Chromebox that I'll try next.)

This is a great way to get a fully-functional Linux laptop (or desktop) for 50 bucks or less. The standard memory on Chromebooks is 4GB RAM and 16GB SSD storage -- comparable to a Raspberry Pi. The SSD can be upgraded.

Russ, KC7MM


Re: Installing Linux on a Chromebook

Kevin Durette
 

One low-effort method is crouton. It leaves Chrome OS in-tact.

The SSD in my Toshiba CB35 is soldered in.

73
Kevin Durette, K7COI

On Tue, Mar 15, 2022, 16:31 Bob Finch via groups.io <w9ya=amsat.org@groups.io> wrote:
Even BETTER IMnsHO:


^^^ NO restrictions on what version of linux you load into your chromebook...!!

es vy 73 om's de "baab" w9ya

(Who has THREE converted chromebooks in his shack....)

On Tue, Mar 15, 2022 at 5:20 PM Russ, KC7MM <kc7mm@...> wrote:
I mentioned on yesterday's Net (March 14) that I had successfully replaced Chrome OS on a Chromebook with Linux, in the form of GalliumOS. GalliumOS is based on Ubuntu, so its repository has all the same Ham software. There was a lot of interest among net participants, so I'm posting links to materials I used to learn how to make the conversion.

For my test, I bought an HP Chromebook 11 G5 on Ebay for $50. There are lots of other models that could be used -- check the GalliumOS hardware compatibility page to see what works. BTW, I chose to install GalliumOS because it has a number of optimizations for Chromebook hardware.

I followed two YouTube videos, one to see how to get inside the box to remove the write-protect screw, the other to flash the firmware and install GalliumOS. The only hitch was that I found out through another source that the Wifi connection should be turned off during the Gallium install.

Other useful sources were GalliumOS on a Dell Chromebook 11 3120 and Linux on a Chromebox . (I have a Chromebox that I'll try next.)

This is a great way to get a fully-functional Linux laptop (or desktop) for 50 bucks or less. The standard memory on Chromebooks is 4GB RAM and 16GB SSD storage -- comparable to a Raspberry Pi. The SSD can be upgraded.

Russ, KC7MM


Re: Installing Linux on a Chromebook

Bob Finch
 

Even BETTER IMnsHO:


^^^ NO restrictions on what version of linux you load into your chromebook...!!

es vy 73 om's de "baab" w9ya

(Who has THREE converted chromebooks in his shack....)


On Tue, Mar 15, 2022 at 5:20 PM Russ, KC7MM <kc7mm@...> wrote:
I mentioned on yesterday's Net (March 14) that I had successfully replaced Chrome OS on a Chromebook with Linux, in the form of GalliumOS. GalliumOS is based on Ubuntu, so its repository has all the same Ham software. There was a lot of interest among net participants, so I'm posting links to materials I used to learn how to make the conversion.

For my test, I bought an HP Chromebook 11 G5 on Ebay for $50. There are lots of other models that could be used -- check the GalliumOS hardware compatibility page to see what works. BTW, I chose to install GalliumOS because it has a number of optimizations for Chromebook hardware.

I followed two YouTube videos, one to see how to get inside the box to remove the write-protect screw, the other to flash the firmware and install GalliumOS. The only hitch was that I found out through another source that the Wifi connection should be turned off during the Gallium install.

Other useful sources were GalliumOS on a Dell Chromebook 11 3120 and Linux on a Chromebox . (I have a Chromebox that I'll try next.)

This is a great way to get a fully-functional Linux laptop (or desktop) for 50 bucks or less. The standard memory on Chromebooks is 4GB RAM and 16GB SSD storage -- comparable to a Raspberry Pi. The SSD can be upgraded.

Russ, KC7MM


Installing Linux on a Chromebook

Russ, KC7MM
 

I mentioned on yesterday's Net (March 14) that I had successfully replaced Chrome OS on a Chromebook with Linux, in the form of GalliumOS. GalliumOS is based on Ubuntu, so its repository has all the same Ham software. There was a lot of interest among net participants, so I'm posting links to materials I used to learn how to make the conversion.

For my test, I bought an HP Chromebook 11 G5 on Ebay for $50. There are lots of other models that could be used -- check the GalliumOS hardware compatibility page to see what works. BTW, I chose to install GalliumOS because it has a number of optimizations for Chromebook hardware.

I followed two YouTube videos, one to see how to get inside the box to remove the write-protect screw, the other to flash the firmware and install GalliumOS. The only hitch was that I found out through another source that the Wifi connection should be turned off during the Gallium install.

Other useful sources were GalliumOS on a Dell Chromebook 11 3120 and Linux on a Chromebox . (I have a Chromebox that I'll try next.)

This is a great way to get a fully-functional Linux laptop (or desktop) for 50 bucks or less. The standard memory on Chromebooks is 4GB RAM and 16GB SSD storage -- comparable to a Raspberry Pi. The SSD can be upgraded.

Russ, KC7MM


Re: Look inside Linux topic: What kind of computers can Linux run on?

Russ, KC7MM
 

Thank you for your kind words. I'm sorry to hear that your schedule keeps you away from the net -- I hope my notes compensate for that at least in part.
A look inside Linux is now a regular item on the net, and I'll continue to post the notes on my Web site each week. I have a long list of future topics, so it should keep going for a good while. Assuming I run out of topics at some point, I'll consider looping back around for a rerun if there's enough interest.

Slackware is a from-scratch distribution. In fact, I do believe it's the oldest distro out there. I probably should have mentioned it, out of respect if not popularity.

Russ, KC7MM


Re: Look inside Linux topic: What kind of computers can Linux run on?

Beau Jeffrey
 

Wow I am really sorry I missed hearing the hardware presentation on the net. My work schedule changed and I am lucky to catch the net on breaks using my scanner. Thank you so much for posting the notes. I wouldn't consider myself new to linux but I am still learning a lot. The way you organize and package all the information makes it really easy to follow. Would love to see this series evolve into a regular feature on the linux net being updated and re-presented every year or twice a year.

I noticed Slackware was not mentioned on the Distro details. Is it a fork of Debian, Arch or Redhat? I always thought it was it's own thing...

-kj7mly


Look inside Linux topic: What kind of computers can Linux run on?

Russ, KC7MM
 

My notes for the Feb. 7 installment of the Look inside Linux series, What kind of computers can Linux run on?, have been posted on my Web site.

Please use this topic thread to ask questions or make comments. I would be interested to learn whether you find the presentations to be useful.

Russ, KC7MM


Re: A look inside Linux series notes are on the Web #newtolinux #beginner

KC7NYR
 

I really love the new addition to our net Russ. A Look Inside Linux is a great series!

73

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