Merry Christmas, Basil.
I dont expect to hear back from you for a few days.
I am trying to get wsjtx and js8call running. I did have this working so I know the 817 radio is ok. I could not use the supplied cables but I have an alternate cable that worked. However, now, with a new image burned, I cannot get the audio part to work. I do see the correct codec in settings for wsjtx and js8call but not audio appears. I
As you suggested, I tried stating direwolf with ./ax25-start but I get this message
A dependance job for ax25-mheardd.. service failed. See 'journalctl -xe' for details.
I did run journalctl -xe and got a full page report. I can screen capture it but I have no idea how to send it to you.
In red it says "Failed to start AX25 device"
So there must be something wrong with my new image but I have tried several times.
I did notice that the one time it did work, on first bootup ,I was asked a few questions before it went to the standard desktop. I have never been asked since for anything, no passwords, no timezone, etc, for any new image I have tried, either bata5 or beta5. It just goes directly to the standard desktop upon bootup. Even first time. To burn the image i download zipped file from your download page. Then unzip with windows 10 then burn to the sd card with Etcher. I usually just burn onto the same sd card that had the previous burn. Am I doing this correctly? Does it matter that the sd card was not empty when I burn onto it?
I will try another burn with a new download.
Btw my return on journalctl -xe also said
Error setting device : ax0 parks
Same for ax1
Hope that's enough info