[OZAPRS] Calling Ray VK2TV
vk2tv at exemail.com.au
Tue Dec 2 06:43:55 EST 2008
> Hello Ray,
> I sent a message to you using an email address that I pulled from a message
> going back a few months with regard to LINUX, 29/11/08.
> No bounce but I'm not sure you received it.
> Mike, VK2IN.
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> Ozaprs at aprs.net.au
I did get your previous but my feet aren't even close to the ground at
the moment and many things are being pushed back a bit, sorry.
I have just one problem with that document, I lost it. To be more
precise I had an intrusion that deleted all My Documents and Application
data, and corrupted the BIOS. This was about 6 weeks ago. I will again
put the steps down in writing but right now I don't know when that will be.
My priorities at the moment are hazard reduction for the fire season and
a mountain of new installation work at the radio station.
If you're after a painless transition and the computer has Linux
installed, I'd just install xastir from a package (deb, rpm, or
whatever). You'll probably end up 1 or 2 versions behind bleeding edge
stuff but that won't limit functionality. You'll need kernel ax25 for
running radio ports but, again, this can be installed from packages -
libax25, libax25-dev, ax25-apps & ax25-tools. Any modern Linux
installation will have a late(ish) 2.6 kernel so no real need to compile
if you don't have to.
Bernard, f6bvp, has a mini-howto primarily aimed at fpac but the
configuration stuff is a good starting place for any kernel ax25
installation. Just ignore all the content about compiling.
I can certainly help out with kernel ax25 configuration.
Cheers ... Ray
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