A kernel image with ax25 packet radio modules


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by f6bvp » Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:03 pm
Hello,
I made a raspbian kernel image including AX.25 modules (ax25, 6pack, netrom, rose, mkiss,...)

From your RaspBerry Pi you can download it using wget

sudo wget http://f6bvp.free.fr/logiciels/ax25/lin ... _armhf.deb

To install it :
sudo dpkg -i linux-image-3.1.9.080312.ax25+_3.1.9.080312.ax25+-10.00.Custom_armhf.deb

Ignore the error message about symbolic link.
This is my first debian package !

Edit /boot/config.txt and add a line at the end with
# for more options see http://elinux.org/RPi_config.txt
kernel vmlinuz-3.1.9.080312.ax25+

reboot

Bernard, f6bvp
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by pwinwood » Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:17 pm
Thanks. I will give it a try when I am home. (g8kig).
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by ferrymanr » Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:59 pm
So who will be the first to run an FBB BBS on a raspberry Pi?
If you plan on using an RS-232 connection to a TNC don't try using a USB to RS-232 adapter. The USB can be unreliable. It is better to use he serial port on the GPIO (/dev/ttyAMA0). There are plenty of 3.3V logic to RS-232 adapters around using the MAX3232 chip. This is very reliable at 9600bd and still no problems at higher speeds (I use this port for CAT control at 38400bd).
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by f6bvp » Sun Aug 26, 2012 1:56 pm
Good news for amateur radio Raspberry Pi users !

After creating a new system with August 16 raspbian image on my second RPi
and updating (upgrading) the system,
I found that hamradio mkiss, ax25 and rose were already compiled into the kernel.
This is great for this means that there is no need to build a custom kernel for hamradio any more.

73's de Bernard, f6bvp
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by toxical » Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:57 pm
My RPi is running very stable for a couple of weeks now, running as an IP gateway / node and BBS system based on Raspbian 'Wheezy' and some extra software.

Some specs:

Hardware:
Raspberry Pi rev2 512MB board
8GB SDHC class 10 card
Nano 802.11n Wifi USB adapter
PL2303 based USB <-> RS-232 cable

TNC:
AEA PK-88 terminal node controller

Software:
Raspbian "Wheezy" OS
AX25 tools 0.0.10rc2
LinuxNode 0.3.2
XFBB 7.05c9

73's Dave de NL1VKL
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by mastercrumble » Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:53 pm
toxical wrote:My RPi is running very stable for a couple of weeks now, running as an IP gateway / node and BBS system based on Raspbian 'Wheezy' and some extra software.

Some specs:

Hardware:
Raspberry Pi rev2 512MB board
8GB SDHC class 10 card
Nano 802.11n Wifi USB adapter
PL2303 based USB <-> RS-232 cable

TNC:
AEA PK-88 terminal node controller

Software:
Raspbian "Wheezy" OS
AX25 tools 0.0.10rc2
LinuxNode 0.3.2
XFBB 7.05c9

73's Dave de NL1VKL


Hi there! I tried Tod setup a Gateway Wirth soundmodem - Theiß works well with an extetnal soundcard (will post a howto later in) but i habe no success with the node and BBS - can you help please? :) ive cteated an Entry in axports and ax25d but had no success

Thank you!

Master crumble

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by N4EV » Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:37 am
Today I was able to download the fbb.deb file mentioned above and after a few miscues, it
installed (?) I think. Edited the config file and rebooted. Still not sure the program started.
I am really new to Linux so there is the weak link. I had FBB running under Windows and like the way it works. Wonder if there is a "Linux FBB for Dummies" available?

I do have the TNC-X that is available for the Pi too. Will have to see IF the i2ckiss will work with FBB if I can get it going.

Thanks and 73 Clayton N4EV
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by paulie » Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:36 pm
Clayton,
Any luck with i2c?

I have a TNC-Pi, connected via i2c (gps on uart).
After running
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sudo rm /dev/com1
sudo i2ckiss x  y symlink /dev/com1

(where x is bus 0 for early pi, 1 for pi with mounting holes & y is address set earlier[not 0-3])

I can then run xastir with a kiss tnc connection (/dev/com1)
But after about an hour I get in terminal " i2ckiss: poll failed " & the xastir interface goes into error.
After running the above code again, I can bring the TNC-Pi back up.
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