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Re: [Xlog-discussion] Communication error with Xlog

From: jack
Subject: Re: [Xlog-discussion] Communication error with Xlog
Date: Tue, 17 May 2011 15:53:01 -0600

do you use the CW keyer in Ubuntu 11.04 which uses cwdaemon? if so how
did you get the serial port to respond to the keying? my experience with
10.10 and previous was lovely. now in 11.04 the keyer in Xlog is always
keydown no matter what port i choose.
73 jack

On Mon, 2011-05-16 at 20:51 -0400, w1pns wrote:
> On Mon, 2011-05-16 at 18:56 -0400, n4dsp wrote:
> > Each time I open Xlog within 10 seconds at the bottom left I get this
> > error message...
> > 
> > "Hamlib error-5.Communication timed out."
> > 
> > Whenever I use the mouse to open a menu it takes 20 seconds to open.
> > I uninstalled libhamlib2 and Xlog and the same thing happens so at this
> > point I don't know what else to do.
> > 
> > thanks
> John,
> I found the following link helpful when I was setting Xlog up to
> communicate with my Yaesu FT-450At and FT-817ND (note that the author of
> that post uses Icom gear):
> http://forums.fedoraforum.org/archive/index.php/t-235687.html
> Be sure to follow the initial instructions that tell you how to test the
> connection via a terminal window before configuring Xlog. That can go a
> long way to reassuring you that you're on the right track. 
> You probably have a setting in a menu somewhere on your Icom to adjust
> the data speed. On my Yaesu rigs, I can change the speeds (I don't
> recall the factory default). If the speeds are mismatched, the mismatch
> can deliver the error message you get. So will an improperly set comm
> port. I use tty/USB0.
> Oh, and I'm running Xlog on Ubuntu 11.04.
> If you read the instructions on the page I've shared here, also note
> that the Icom rig seems to require an extra setting related to a civ
> address. You'll see that in there. He used an Icom 756 Pro II. And note
> his final caution:
> "If you select polling in the xlog window and something goes wrong, xlog
> will start to respond like a turtle in antarctica. It will respond but
> very slowly. Best not to check polling until you get things to work
> unles you are a very patient person or type like mollasses!"
> (His typos, not mine!  ;-)
> With best regards,
> Pete

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