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Re: [linrad] RE: linrad installation
I installed Mandrake and everything that I could think of
for Linrad. Among other packages the development section.
During the actually installation the software is telling you
what is being installed and what it does or is supposed to do.
I picked up somewhere don't remember where, that the KERNEL
is the CENTRE CORE code of the linux system.
Again I am sure it it is this bad Mandrake but doing the
install There as no indication of "installing Kernels,
complete or not.
As I told several times I did run through the LINRAD install
as per listed instructions just fine, with this what ever you
grade to be my KERNEL installation. I guess when I do in the
lir directory ./configure and make install that that is
compiling and installing. As proof of the pudding Linrad
started fine went trough it initiating told me that the
sound card was installed properly in RW mode sample freq
I got the audio displayed in the waterfall and and in the
freq domain could select a freq etc. for the other display
However the audio went straight through without any form
You are telling me and I am sure you are right that I could do
all this with a not complete KERNEL. Fine You make Me feel
that this is a obvious conclusion. I am prepared to accept
Anyway I then tried to figure out why the audio went straight
through. Well I thought the ADC part of the card does not get
disconnected, from the DAC back end of the card. That is where
the PCM comes in. Anyway I then got the input from this reflector
that the mixer, see Leif's instructions that I was using to
talk to the sound card and that is doing just fine controlling
audio levels turning things on and off as I assumed it should
is a bad primitive mixer ( Kmix ) Fine, that brought me into
the ALSA world with its new wonderful drivers and mixer,
alsamixer, gamixer, which I never have been able to locate and
another amix. also the use of alsamixegui.
IN order to get these mixers and the driver that would fix
my flow-through problem with the audio, in Linrad , I had
to install, alsa-driver.0.9.3a, and 3 or 4 others packages
shall I call them , that term is probably wrong, but I do
not know better. Well is was with the installation of this
alsa-stuff ( going to be part of the new kernel?? That
my problems showed up. After a lot od emails here and at
other places, Arie questioned my Kernel and I happened to look
into the fine collection of things you can select to install
in Mandrake and I found it "KERNEL-SOURCES 40 or 50 Mb of
files, But there were also Kernel-enterpricing and
a few others KERNEL related selections?
Now who is the fool here? I compile Linrad, get a working
system with the AC97 problem of which some people on this board
have running see my linrad_dat. and after asking over and over
whether it is actually working, I got an affirmative
In my old age analogue thinking I believe there are probably a few
registers in the AC97 sound system that do not communicate with
linrad for what ever reason.
Arie, PA0EZ, suggested a little program Krecord of which,
I found out, exist quite a few versions, It lets you check the
record/playback operations of the soundcard, where you actually
use the PCM input I guess, for playing the stored .wav file Something
that should happen in Linrad, but is not working in my set-up .
I believe I had this working but had still a path from the mic, input
to the output as I was playing back the stored audio .wav file but
at least I got the .wav audio into the back end of the sound card.
I am writing this stuff partially for the benefit of others, I hope,