How to configure WSJT-X on Ubuntu


June 27, 2018

12 thoughts on “How to configure WSJT-X on Ubuntu

  1. i am runningIC7300and WSJT-x under UBUNTU 18.04.02 and cannot get the radio to go into TX
    i see signals coming in n the waterfall but get error “Hamlib error: IO error while opening connection to rig”
    when i looked for the USB driver in the kernel, it shows CP210 installed
    any suggestions ??

  2. i have tried several times to set up my new ic7300 for digital work
    running Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS
    used the radio settings to pre-configure for digital
    downloaded latest versions of digital software
    wsjt-x gives me an error….. rig error Hamlib IO error
    flrig and fldigi just do not respond

    any ideas what i am doing wrong??

  3. Good day and thanks for the info

    using Ubuntu 18.04 and the USB SignaLink

    Very frustrating so far…..The Burr-Brown is selectable for the output but not available for the input.

    To complicate matters, the volume icon on the desktop has no option to control the input level, so wsjt is constantly clipping.

  4. tried everything and then I thought about the keyboard volume control, turned it on and up and WSJT Linux transmits just as expected. The keyed radio just needed the tone.

  5. Say you configure your setup. It remembers it next time you launch the program, right? If so, that information (configuration) must be stored somewhere. Where in Linux is that config info stored? Thanks!

  6. Hi
    I’m completely new to Linux and am having some difficulty with the USB interface.

    I can see that the USB interface has installed. When I add my id to the auto dialler and audio groups the command appears to execute correctly with no errors. However when I check group membership my id does not appear to have been added.

    When I try the CAT control I get the following error message

    “Hamlib error: IO error
    port_open: serial_open(/dev/ttyUSB0) status=-6, err=Permission denied
    iofunc.c(81):port_open return(-6)
    rig.c(795):rig_open return(-6) while opening connection to rig

    I’m guessing this is a permissions issue associated with not being in the right groups.

    Any help would be appreciated

    73 Adrian G7IWV

  7. Hello. I’m having similar issues and getting the Hamlib I/O error using Manjaro Linux connecting to an IC-7300.
    I have the /ttyUSB0 selected for the serial port under “CAT Control”, but on the “PTT Method” side, the /ttyUSB0 is not shown as an available option and only shows “USB” when the CAT radio button is selected.
    I have added my user to the “dialout” group with proper access and rebooted… but to no avail yet.

    Thanks for any advice! SRF

  8. This worked perfectly for me, thanks!. I had been trying to set up WSJT-X on windows going through HRD and it was just like I was back in the early 90s trying to get a game to work in 640k, constantly rebooting, trying something, locking up computer, etc.

  9. First a big thank you for your website. It was invaluable in getting WSJT-X to work on Linux. However I found a couple of oddities.

    dmsg # has a lot of output which can be difficult to parse. What I did instead
    $home: lsusb # will show that the Icom is connected
    #disconnect radio
    $home: ls /dev > noRadio
    # connect USB
    $home: ls /dev > Radio
    diff *Radio # shows the radio devices.
    # I don’t know why, but for me there were ttyASM0, which was actually a choice suggested by WSJT

    # after adding my id to dialout, there was a bit of frustration until I stumbled upon the need to log out and lag in

    After that, I could communicate with the radio. Change bands, and TUNE would activate the transmitter. I adjusted the power level until the ALC was just barely moving. That also matched with Icc and Po being at the peak.

    Then a second road block. No audio receive. For audio in, I had selected the long line as in your exmple:
    alsa_input …. Burr_Brown…
    It didn’t work. I knew the radio was working because it worked with my windoz computer. Not a cable issue.
    After a couple hours of frustration and trying everything I set both input and output to

    plughwCARD and frontCARD also worked, sometimes.

    I don’t mean to sound overly critical. I couldn’t have gotten it to work without your advise. I just offer these comments for consideration if you decide to update your website.

    tnx 73

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