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I need to reload my SD Card on UDRC II


Ted McArthur
 

I have been running this Software on 2 of my Repeater for several years and it has been working great until recently one of them had the SD Card fail. Is this Web page based Software still available or is there something else that has taken its place and where would i find it?

Ted McArthur
AC7II


 

Ted,
Unfortunately, I am unable to build and test a new version at this time.

You will need Raspbian setup for UDRC.  (The Buster version of Raspbian has the driver built-in, but needs to be turned in configuration.  Have not tested ircddbgateway and dstarrepeater on Buster)

Install ircddbgateway and dstarrepeater
The web based configuration tool is available at

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John D. Hays
Kingston, WA
K7VE

 


Ted McArthur
 

Thanks John


 

On Sun, Feb 9, 2020 at 3:23 PM Ted McArthur <kb7pab@...> wrote:
Thanks John



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John D. Hays
Kingston, WA
K7VE

 


Ted McArthur
 

I loaded the latest version of os and did a aplay -l and did not see the UDRC do I nee to load the older version OS that you gave me the link to? in the instructions it says to remount it but I don't understand that.
Ted McArthur
AC7II
kb7pab@...
435-770-9169



On Sun, Feb 9, 2020 at 6:54 PM John D Hays - K7VE <john@...> wrote:

On Sun, Feb 9, 2020 at 3:23 PM Ted McArthur <kb7pab@...> wrote:
Thanks John



--
John D. Hays
Kingston, WA
K7VE

 


 

Hi Ted

As I mentioned earlier I am unable to test new configurations at the current time. (I have a vision problem for the last couple of months and my test systems are not immediately available due to being between permanent residences - staying in an apartment.)

So you have a few paths, if you didn't backup your SD Card.

1. Use the images on http://www.compasslinux.org/images -- these are on the older version of Raspbian with a driver that is loaded outside of the kernel.

2. Use Basil's images at http://images.nwdigitalradio/download  -- these are current 'Buster' Raspbian, with a bunch of pre-loaded software.  Basil has a lot of scripts to help configure applications, but not the D-STAR applications.  So you will need to install ircddbgateway and dstarrepeater  and the web configuration tool from github.

3. Use a fresh Raspbian Buster install from the Raspberry Pi site.  You will need to activate the kernel driver in /boot/config.txt -- see the thread at https://nw-digital-radio.groups.io/g/udrc/topic/66435210#4225  and again install ircddbgateway and dstarrepeater (probably from Compasslinux site or build from source).

Sorry, I can't be of more help right now.  Perhaps another dstarrepeater/UDRC user can help you out.

On Sun, Feb 9, 2020 at 8:05 PM Ted McArthur <kb7pab@...> wrote:
I loaded the latest version of os and did a aplay -l and did not see the UDRC do I nee to load the older version OS that you gave me the link to? in the instructions it says to remount it but I don't understand that.
Ted McArthur
AC7II
--
John D. Hays
Kingston, WA
K7VE

 


Ted McArthur
 

Sorry to hear that John. I was able to get one of those older versions up and going. Thanks for the help. 
I was able to getDstarrepeater running and the aplay -l shows the UDRC maybe someone else has a litle hep from there in the Log I get some errors like this:

M: 2020-02-10 18:10:33: Starting ALSA reader thread
M: 2020-02-10 18:10:33: Starting ALSA writer thread
M: 2020-02-10 18:10:33: Starting Sound Card Controller thread
M: 2020-02-10 18:10:33: Poll text set to "linux_sound-20160131---debug"
M: 2020-02-10 18:10:33: Starting the D-Star repeater thread
M: 2020-02-10 18:20:40: Transmitting to - My: KF7VJO B/RPTR  Your: CQCQCQ    Rpt1: KF7VJO G  Rpt2: KF7VJO B  Flags: 00 00 00
M: 2020-02-10 18:30:48: Transmitting to - My: KF7VJO B/RPTR  Your: CQCQCQ    Rpt1: KF7VJO G  Rpt2: KF7VJO B  Flags: 00 00 00
M: 2020-02-10 18:40:54: Transmitting to - My: KF7VJO B/RPTR  Your: CQCQCQ    Rpt1: KF7VJO G  Rpt2: KF7VJO B  Flags: 00 00 00
M: 2020-02-10 18:51:02: Transmitting to - My: KF7VJO B/RPTR  Your: CQCQCQ    Rpt1: KF7VJO G  Rpt2: KF7VJO B  Flags: 00 00 00
E: 2020-02-10 18:35:08: Cannot open playback audio device hw:0,0 (No such file or directory)
E: 2020-02-10 18:35:08: Cannot open the D-Star modem
E: 2020-02-10 18:35:08: UDRCController: NWDR UDRC Detected
E: 2020-02-10 19:17:04: Cannot open playback audio device hw:0,0 (No such file or directory)
E: 2020-02-10 19:17:04: Cannot open the D-Star modem
E: 2020-02-10 19:17:04: UDRCController: NWDR UDRC Detected
E: 2020-02-10 19:47:05: Cannot open playback audio device hw:0,0 (No such file or directory)
E: 2020-02-10 19:47:05: Cannot open the D-Star modem

Ted McArthur
AC7II
kb7pab@...
435-770-9169



On Mon, Feb 10, 2020 at 10:37 AM John D Hays - K7VE <john@...> wrote:
Hi Ted

As I mentioned earlier I am unable to test new configurations at the current time. (I have a vision problem for the last couple of months and my test systems are not immediately available due to being between permanent residences - staying in an apartment.)

So you have a few paths, if you didn't backup your SD Card.

1. Use the images on http://www.compasslinux.org/images -- these are on the older version of Raspbian with a driver that is loaded outside of the kernel.

2. Use Basil's images at http://images.nwdigitalradio/download  -- these are current 'Buster' Raspbian, with a bunch of pre-loaded software.  Basil has a lot of scripts to help configure applications, but not the D-STAR applications.  So you will need to install ircddbgateway and dstarrepeater  and the web configuration tool from github.

3. Use a fresh Raspbian Buster install from the Raspberry Pi site.  You will need to activate the kernel driver in /boot/config.txt -- see the thread at https://nw-digital-radio.groups.io/g/udrc/topic/66435210#4225  and again install ircddbgateway and dstarrepeater (probably from Compasslinux site or build from source).

Sorry, I can't be of more help right now.  Perhaps another dstarrepeater/UDRC user can help you out.

On Sun, Feb 9, 2020 at 8:05 PM Ted McArthur <kb7pab@...> wrote:
I loaded the latest version of os and did a aplay -l and did not see the UDRC do I nee to load the older version OS that you gave me the link to? in the instructions it says to remount it but I don't understand that.
Ted McArthur
AC7II
--
John D. Hays
Kingston, WA
K7VE