[pskmail] Re: Aw: using java rxtx-2.1.7.jar

  • From: Jan Bruggeman <jan@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2014 17:41:44 +0200

All,

Further testing:

I've installed fldigi 3.21.74 (thru synaptic) and pskmail 1.5.29

with fldigi I found out that /dev/ttyUSB0 had only 660 rights (so no r/w rights for others). I've set that to 666 and then no problem to receive AND transmit with fldigi and pskmail 1.5.29 ! it's just that I do not hear any server, as usual :-(

But !! the 666 rights on /dev/ttyUSB0 did not change a thing in the behaviour of jpskmail 2.0 (haven't tried 2.1 yet).
Output when starting pskmail 2.0 is still:

java -jar javapskmail.jar
configuration.xml
Stable Library
=========================================
Native lib Version = RXTX-2.2pre2
Java lib Version   = RXTX-2.1-7
WARNING:  RXTX Version mismatch
    Jar version = RXTX-2.1-7
    native lib Version = RXTX-2.2pre2
port:/dev/ttyUSB0

I would suggest to seriously test the usage of this newer rxtx library, and also to re-test the behaviour with different versions of ~/.pskmail/configuration.xml .

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mvg,
Jan Bruggeman
Snoekstraat 79
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On 18-08-14 15:57, Jan Bruggeman wrote:
All,

some more testing:

1) I've attached my psk modem to an externally powered usb hub. The modem is showing up as ttyUSB0: Aug 18 15:13:59 aubine kernel: [ 4343.502851] usb 3-2.4: Product: USB2.0 Hub
Aug 18 15:13:59 aubine kernel: [ 4343.503651] hub 3-2.4:1.0: USB hub found
Aug 18 15:13:59 aubine kernel: [ 4343.503955] hub 3-2.4:1.0: 4 ports detected Aug 18 15:15:06 aubine kernel: [ 4410.319296] usb 3-2.2: new full-speed USB device number 6 using xhci_hcd Aug 18 15:15:06 aubine kernel: [ 4410.335866] usb 3-2.2: New USB device found, idVendor=0557, idProduct=2008 Aug 18 15:15:06 aubine kernel: [ 4410.335882] usb 3-2.2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0 Aug 18 15:15:06 aubine kernel: [ 4410.335891] usb 3-2.2: Product: USB-Serial Controller D Aug 18 15:15:06 aubine kernel: [ 4410.335899] usb 3-2.2: Manufacturer: Prolific Technology Inc. Aug 18 15:15:06 aubine kernel: [ 4410.337005] pl2303 3-2.2:1.0: pl2303 converter detected Aug 18 15:15:06 aubine kernel: [ 4410.338306] usb 3-2.2: pl2303 converter now attached to ttyUSB0 Aug 18 15:15:06 aubine mtp-probe: checking bus 3, device 6: "/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb3/3-2/3-2.2"
Aug 18 15:15:06 aubine mtp-probe: bus: 3, device: 6 was not an MTP device

2) I've downloaded jpskmail again from http://pskmail.org/PSKMaildownloads.html and installed it

3) I did not remove my old configuration.xml file in ~/.pskmail, as it was still a 2.0.30 version.

when starting pskmail:
1) java -jar javapskmail.jar
configuration.xml
RXTX Warning:  Removing stale lock file. /var/lock/LCK..ttyUSB0
problem opening PTT port
aug 18, 2014 3:21:49 PM javapskmail.Rigctl OpenPTTport
SEVERE: null
gnu.io.PortInUseException: Toegang geweigerd in open
    at gnu.io.RXTXPort.open(Native Method)
    at gnu.io.RXTXPort.<init>(RXTXPort.java:84)
    at javapskmail.Rigctl.OpenPTTport(Rigctl.java:60)
    at javapskmail.Main.handleinitialization(Main.java:1712)
    at javapskmail.Main.main(Main.java:359)

jPSKmail ends here...
Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NullPointerException
    at javapskmail.mainpskmailui.<init>(mainpskmailui.java:189)
    at javapskmail.Main.main(Main.java:381)

and <cntr-C> to get back to console.

As this error appeard to be caused by a stale lock file, I removed ttyUSB0 lock file:
rm /var/lock/LCK..ttyUSB0

2) and restarted pskmail:
    same error remained. So I removed ~/.pskmail/configuration.xml file

3) and restarted pskmail:
output on console:
java -jar javapskmail.jar
configuration.xml
Stable Library
=========================================
Native lib Version = RXTX-2.2pre2
Java lib Version   = RXTX-2.1-7
WARNING:  RXTX Version mismatch
    Jar version = RXTX-2.1-7
    native lib Version = RXTX-2.2pre2
RXTX Warning:  Removing stale lock file. /var/lock/LCK..ttyUSB0

    now UI appeared without settings,
entered my settings (see screenshot - I'm using hardware PTT !!!)

but the tranceiver is still not going into transmit ...

--
mvg,
Jan Bruggeman
Snoekstraat 79
9000 Gent

gsm: +32 476 066 826
web:http://www.aubine.be
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On 18-08-14 14:01, Rein Couperus wrote:
Jan,
just tested 2.0.30 on Lubuntu 14.04 (wanted to make sure I am not spreading wrong info :-)
Tested 2.0.30 with the K3.
* CAT PTT works with /dev/ttyUSB0. woked only with an active USB hub (with power). * Audio works fine, you may have to set the proper channels and levels with pavucontrol
* Rig control works fine with CAT and /dev/ttyUSB0
see attached pics for the settings....
All this with an image freshly downloaded from PSKMaildownloads.html
Let me know if you still have problems... BTW, you can also do this with jPSKmail-1.7.0/fldigi, there you have 2 new modes (DominoEx 11 and 22). Use fldigi-3.21.83, which does not crash anymore...
73,
Rein PA0R
*Gesendet:* Sonntag, 17. August 2014 um 17:58 Uhr
*Von:* "Jan Bruggeman" <jan@xxxxxxxxx>
*An:* pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
*Betreff:* [pskmail] using java rxtx-2.1.7.jar
All,

The radio is repaired and holliday is over, so I'm back to trying pskmail.

My setup:
- radio ft 817, so no vox in digi mode.
- simple modem from intermar (can't find it on their site anymore)
in pskmail ptt is set to hardware ptt using rts pin, ptt port is set to
/dev/ttyUSB0.
- computer runs linux mint :
cat /proc/version:
Linux version 3.11.0-12-generic (buildd@allspice) (gcc version 4.8.1
(Ubuntu/Linaro 4.8.1-10ubuntu7) ) #19-Ubuntu SMP Wed Oct 9 16:20:46 UTC 2013
uname -a:
Linux aubine 3.11.0-12-generic #19-Ubuntu SMP Wed Oct 9 16:20:46 UTC
2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
java -version:
java version "1.7.0_51"
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (IcedTea 2.4.4) (7u51-2.4.4-0ubuntu0.13.10.1)
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 24.45-b08, mixed mode)
installled rxtx version:2.2-pre2

1) when starting pskmail 2.1 I get:
java -jar /home/jan/pskmail21/javapskmail2.jar

Stable Library
=========================================
Native lib Version = RXTX-2.2pre2
Java lib Version = RXTX-2.1-7
WARNING: RXTX Version mismatch
Jar version = RXTX-2.1-7
native lib Version = RXTX-2.2pre2
jPSKmail ends here...
Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NullPointerException
at javapskmail.Mainpskmailui.<init>(Mainpskmailui.java:994)
at javapskmail.Main.main(Main.java:414)

and UI does not show up ...

2) when starting pskmail 2.0.30 I get:
java -jar /home/jan/pskmail21/javapskmail.jar
configuration.xml
Stable Library
=========================================
Native lib Version = RXTX-2.2pre2
Java lib Version = RXTX-2.1-7
WARNING: RXTX Version mismatch
Jar version = RXTX-2.1-7
native lib Version = RXTX-2.2pre2


But I do get into UI and I can receive signal. But whenever I try to
tune or to send, I get this output on console:
port:/dev/ttyUSB0
port:/dev/ttyUSB0
and radio does not switch to transmit. So I presume this rxtx version
mismatch causes pskmail to not find the ptt ...

I have downloaded rxtx-2.1.7.jar, but I cannot make pskmail work with
this .jar . I put it in the jpskmail folder, in my .pskmail folder,
tried to specify in in the java -cp command, but to no avail.

How do I do this, or do you see another solution ?

( before I blew the radio, I got the system working with pskmail
1.something and fldigi, and that setup has worked ...)


--
mvg,
Jan Bruggeman
Snoekstraat 79
9000 Gent

gsm: +32 476 066 826
web: http://www.aubine.be
mail: jan@xxxxxxxxx





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