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 Post subject: SCS Pactor

Joined: 21 Feb 2013, 12:46
Posts: 76
Hi, still no luck using my pactor PTC 2e.
Driver compilation, new and old ones doesn't work.
Two different Laptops, both XP.
I did write to you already a few month ago from the Marquesas.
Thanx for yor help, but I could not get it working.
At Suwarrow, we met Enough, a Dutch Linux Pro, he got it working on his Pc after a while, but he has the build in Digitus Converter which has the same drivers. It is the same unit without the housing.
No luck with different converters too.
Again, I tried on two different Computers with no luck.
I hope the issue is solved with the new OS 5

You guys are doing a great job otherwise,
thanx again and I hope I will be abel to use Navigatrix in future on my hardrive once I get Pactor working.

Cheers.

Atmo
SV Elfrun


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 Post subject: Re: SCS Pactor
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Joined: 05 Nov 2010, 01:00
Posts: 185
There is an error in the automatic comport detection for airmail in nx0.5(august). This error can be fixed easily. Just open a terminal window by pressing ctrl+alt+t at the same time. Next get root access by entering sudo su and then copy and past the following code into the terminal window:

Code:
cat >/usr/local/bin/comports << EOF
#!/bin/bash
# script to link the non static /dev/ttyUSB[N] ports
# to static /dev/com[N]. configuration will be saved
# to a configuration file which is unique for each
# computer

exec 2>/dev/null
if [ ! "\$USER" = "root" ]; then
  sudo \$0 \$1 \$2 \$3 \$4 \$5 \$6 \$7 \$8 \$9
  exit
fi

product=\$(dmidecode -t 2|grep -i Product)
product=\${product#*: }
product=\$(echo \$product | sed -e 's/[^A-Za-z0-9.]//g' | tr '[a-z]' '[A-Z]')
product=\${product:0:8}
serial=\$(dmidecode -t 2|grep -i Serial)
serial=\${serial#*: }
serial=\$(echo \$serial | sed -e 's/[^A-Za-z0-9]//g' | tr '[a-z]' '[A-Z]')
serial=\${serial:0:8}
comcfg=/etc/comports{\$product.\$serial}.conf

if [ \$1 = "-d" ]; then
  rm -f \$comcfg
fi

if [ \$1 = "-s" ]; then
  rm -f \$comcfg
  find /dev/serial/by-path/*|sort|while read line
  do
    echo \$line >>\$comcfg
  done
fi

rm -f /dev/com*
ln -s /dev/ttyS0 /dev/com1
echo /dev/com1 \-\> /dev/ttyS0
ln -s /dev/ttyS1 /dev/com2
echo /dev/com2 \-\> /dev/ttyS1
port=3
if [ -e \$comcfg ]; then
  cat \$comcfg|while read line
  do
    if [ -e \$line ]; then
      ln -s \$line /dev/com\$port
      echo -n "/dev/com\$port -> /dev/"
      ls -lisa \$line|awk -F '/' '{print \$7}'
    else
      echo "/dev/com\$port -> *** not available ***"
    fi
    let port=port+1
  done
  echo com port configuration from {\$product.\$serial}
else
  find /dev/serial/by-path/*|sort|while read line
  do
    ln -s \$line /dev/com\$port
    echo -n "/dev/com\$port -> /dev/"
    ls -lisa \$line|awk -F '/' '{print \$7}'
    let port=port+1
  done
fi

for line in \$(ls /dev/rfcomm*); do
  ln -s \$line /dev/com\$port
  echo /dev/com\$port \-\> \$line
  let port=port+1
done

if [ \$1 = "-s" ]; then
  echo "new com port configuration has been saved"
fi

if [ \$1 = "-d" ]; then
  echo "com port configuration for this computer has been deleted"
fi
EOF


If you have a harddisk install the changes will be permanent. If you run from usb stick make sure you have a memory with persistency created (can be done in the bootmenu when you start from the usb)

Next you have to connect and turn on your pactor modem and afterwards start airmail. Configure your comports and radio settings and thats it. Should work now without trouble.


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