I have tried to get hamlib to work on my SuSE 10.3 box with my FT-1000. I have tried things as a root or the user. I do not get any difference. I am using a FTDI Chip USB to TTL cable. The cable and radio work fine with the logging software KB and jLog (jlog needs a special program). I believe the issue is how the programs sets the port settings. I do get one or two blinks from the CAT light.
Here are the commands given with the error codes: grig -m 103 -r /dev/ttyUSB1 s=4800 2008/01/26 16:42:33;;GRIG;;2;;rig_daemon_start: Failed to open rig port /dev/ttyUSB1 (permissions?)
rigctrl -m 103 -r /dev/ttyUSB1 s=4800
rig_open: error = Communication timed out
I am open to some suggestions. I have held off on trying hamlib. It has not improved for me.