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I have been had more than once with the underscore. Depending on
what you view it with, printed or on a screen, it can disappear! I
found that the disappearing act is most vulnerable on a screen,
the cursor can hide it.
There are some other, what I call nuances but an experienced
Linux programmer calls "notation conventions" in Basil's
instructions. I am not an experienced Linux programmer and if I
repeatedly try a command and get stumped, sometimes I trying
variations of the commands until I get it to work. Many times I
have to walk away and come back later. The red tilde is still a
mystery for me and if you print the instructions the red tilde
show up as a mere suggestion, it is really hard to see.
I found some other anomalies in getting FLDIGI to work that are
not shown in the instructions that I will try to get clarified by
Basil but for now I have it running without issues but also not as
the instructions tell you. I hate to burden the guy with "MY"
concerns or problems when there are many guys wrestling with
stopping direwolf and ax25 or just getting the image core
If you venture into fldigi and run into problems let me know I
have some minor changes that worked for me.
73 K3JV Joe
On 12/26/2018 9:25 AM, Bob Orrett
Finally after many frustrating days, wsjtx and
js8call are working with the draws hat. It was my fault and
probably a rookie mistake but I will explain in case others are
making the same mistake. It is in Basil's script. I read the
script each time that I loaded a new image but I misinterpreted
how to use it.
There is a line that says, "if you want direwolf
functionality, do this". Well , I didnt want direwolf so I
didn't do the script below. A mistake! When I finally decided
to run that script everything worked. I was always wondering
why I was never asked for a password (nwcompass).
But even then it took many tries before i
finally noticed that between "app" and "config" there is an
underscore "_" not a dash"-". I have never seen and underscore
in a command before and the print is very small. I realize now
that i should get my email with the raspberry pi so that i can
cut and paste instead of read and type. Linux doesn't help you
when you make a typing error. Just says that the command does
not exist. That make me think there is something wrong with
the program, not my typing.
I am a retired teacher and one thing i learned
is that giving foolproof instructions is very difficult. There
are often assumptions made by the reader and the writer that
can result is complete misunderstandings. Adding the reason
for a given command is a big help. Don't worry about insulting
the reader, give hints and examples. Explain what the response
to a given command should be.
Well, i feels good to be over this hurdle, on to