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I have VARA running both from Build-a-Pi,from the VARA.exe and from RMS Express. THis is for CMS contacts only. I want to get into some actual QSOs!! I note also that VNC/Chrome is pitifully slow. I have downloaded VarAC, and edited the Varac.ini to fill in the details. When I run wine VarAc.EXE, I get heaps of error messages, mainly related to X11 display. The VARA HF modem starts, then disappears, then re-appears. The VarAC window appears for about 1 second then disappears. Top shows Vara.exe taking about 75% CPU but nothing is happening. It looks like I might have to give up on the Pi and try using W11 on the laptop but the idea is to have all Ham apps on the Pi.
Paul RodenhuisAuthorSuccess! After re-routing the USB cable from the Pi to the old W8.1 laptop, installing VARA and VarAC, I was ble to cal l CQ on 14.104.250.!!
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Do you see the TCP LED in green at the bottom of the VARA HF modem? If not, click "DISCONNECT MODEM" and then "CONNECT MODEM" on VarAC. For me, I need to do this every time I launch the app.
The modem works even though it shows "%CPU not available" in yellow. It's said to be a bug.
I use VARA HF+VarAC on RPi4 with a couple minor glitches like above which I can tolerate.
JI1BQW - Gene
Tried again after setting the ENV for WINEDEBUG.
This seems new in VarAC.log
26/12/2022 23:03:49 - PSKReporter: logging enabled
26/12/2022 23:03:49 - PSKReporter: Connected
26/12/2022 23:03:50 - Opening DB connection
26/12/2022 23:03:50 - Current VarAC DB version: 2
26/12/2022 23:03:53 - Error: Setting port of main VARA HF modem: Path cannot be
the empty string or all whitespace.
Parameter name: path
at System.IO.Directory.GetParent (System.String path) [0x00016] in <e70d6e9587
at VarAC.VarAC.Run_varahf_modems () [0x00057] in <4670b369b320454d8d9d9f07650a
26/12/2022 23:03:53 - Error: Starting VARAHF modem: Cannot start process because
a file name has not been provided.
at System.Diagnostics.Process.Start () [0x00024] in <55ce033b43204763a015d4156
at (wrapper remoting-invoke-with-check) System.Diagnostics.Process.Start()
at System.Diagnostics.Process.Start (System.Diagnostics.ProcessStartInfo start
Info) [0x0001b] in <55ce033b43204763a015d41564e2639e>:0
at System.Diagnostics.Process.Start (System.String fileName) [0x00006] in <55c
VARAHF modem did start. VarAC.exe was running but no CPU used.
I have VARA HF and VarAC running fine on the W8.1 laptop. Now have the latest and greatest running well. So I thought I'd give the Pi another go.
Same result as above. HF Modem appears once, disappears then comes back. VarAC.exe starts then disappears.
THis is from the VarAC.log
25/12/2022 23:52:06 - VarAC base directory: C:\Varac\
26/12/2022 00:02:11 - Starting VarAC (V6.4.15)
26/12/2022 00:02:11 - OS: Microsoft Windows NT 6.1.7601.65536
26/12/2022 00:02:22 - Debug mode disabled
26/12/2022 00:02:23 - FREQ Schedule off
26/12/2022 00:02:25 - PSKReporter: logging enabled
26/12/2022 00:02:25 - PSKReporter: Connected
26/12/2022 00:02:27 - Opening DB connection
26/12/2022 00:02:27 - Current VarAC DB version: 2
26/12/2022 00:02:34 - Connecting VARA Main Modem Command interface...
26/12/2022 00:02:35 - Connecting VARA Main Modem data stream...
26/12/2022 00:02:35 - Connecting VARA Main Modem KISS Command interface...
26/12/2022 00:02:35 - Connecting VARA Monitor Modem Command interface...
26/12/2022 00:02:35 - Connecting VARA Monitor Modem data stream...
26/12/2022 00:02:35 - Connected to VARA modem
26/12/2022 00:02:35 - Error: Unable to send command to VARA modem. Disconnecitng modem.
26/12/2022 00:02:35 - The operation is not allowed on non-connected sockets.
at System.Net.Sockets.TcpClient.GetStream () [0x00036] in <55ce033b43204763a015d41564e2639e>:0
at VarAC.VarAC.command_varahf (System.Net.Sockets.TcpClient conn, System.String command) [0x00018] in <4670b369b320454d8d9d9f07650ac81d>:0
26/12/2022 00:02:35 - Restarting VARA modem 1/2
26/12/2022 00:02:36 - Disconnecting VARA modem...
26/12/2022 00:02:36 - Error: Unable to read data from command stream of VARA modem. Disconnecitng modem command stream.
26/12/2022 00:02:36 - Unable to read data from the transport connection: Thread was being aborted..
at System.Net.Sockets.NetworkStream.Read (System.Byte buffer, System.Int32 offset, System.Int32 size) [0x000ac] in <55ce033b43204763a015d41564e2639e>:0
at VarAC.VarAC.<button_connect_varahf_Click>b__629_0 () [0x00041] in <4670b369b320454d8d9d9f07650ac81d>:0
26/12/2022 00:02:37 - Disconnected!
26/12/2022 00:02:47 - Connecting VARA Main Modem Command interface...
26/12/2022 00:02:47 - Connecting VARA Main Modem data stream...
Note: This is running the Pi 4 via VNC which might explain the hundreds of error messages i get about X11 and display.
I get the same results on my raspberry PI 4. I hope someone can get VarAC to run on a PI.