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softwarelinux [2015/09/16 06:57]
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softwarelinux [2016/07/16 02:15] (current)
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 ==== Getting SDR# Running in Linux ==== ==== Getting SDR# Running in Linux ====
  
-=== !! LINUX UPDATE !! === +As of 14 September 2015 SDR# (along with AstroSpy and SpectrumSpy) and works again in Linux on x86/x64 and ARM using Mono!  This has been tested on Linux Mint 18 x64 and an Odroid ​XU4.
-As of September 2015 SDR# works again in Linux on x86/x64 and ARM! (yes, you can pick your jaw up off the floor). ​ This has been tested on Linux Mint 17.2 and an Odroid ​UX4.+
  
-The fact that SDR# worked in Mono at all was a happy accident. ​ The author did not intend this and is not obligated to keep the code backwards-compatible with Mono. +The fact that SDR# worked in Mono at all was a happy accident. ​ The author did not intend this and is not obligated to keep the code backwards-compatible with Mono.  Any performance issues with SDR# in Mono are a problem with Mono **NOT** SDR# - //do not complain about SDR# on Linux until Mono gets much better at executing .net code//.
-=== !!!!!!!!!!!! === +
  
-  ​* Install ''​mono''​ 4.0.4 (or later) for your distro from [[http://​www.mono-project.com/​download/#​download-lin|here]]. ​ This is the Linux version of Microsoft'​s .net.+There are 2 ways to do this, you can use the PlayOnLinux way shown in [[http://​f4bpp.raidghost.com/​articles.php?​lng=fr&​pg=75&​tconfig=0|Français ici]] and [[http://​f4bpp.raidghost.com/​articles.php?​lng=en&​pg=75&​tconfig=0|English here]] or the Mono way detailed below. 
 + 
 +== Instructions (updated 16 Jul 2016) == 
 + 
 +  ​* Install ''​mono''​ 4.4 (or later) for your distro from [[http://​www.mono-project.com/​download/#​download-lin|here]]. ​ This is the Linux version of Microsoft'​s .net.
   * Install ''​libportaudio2''​ to make sure sound works. ​ <​code>​sudo apt-get install libportaudio2</​code>​   * Install ''​libportaudio2''​ to make sure sound works. ​ <​code>​sudo apt-get install libportaudio2</​code>​
   * RTLSDR users: ​ I used the cmake version as detailed [[http://​sdr.osmocom.org/​trac/​wiki/​rtl-sdr#​Buildingthesoftware|here]]. ​ Don't forget to run ''​ldconfig''​ as root at the end to sort the newly installed libraries out.   * RTLSDR users: ​ I used the cmake version as detailed [[http://​sdr.osmocom.org/​trac/​wiki/​rtl-sdr#​Buildingthesoftware|here]]. ​ Don't forget to run ''​ldconfig''​ as root at the end to sort the newly installed libraries out.
-  * Airspy users: Download and install the host drivers from [[https://​github.com/​airspy/​host/​|here]]. +  * Airspy users: Download and install the host drivers from [[https://​github.com/​airspy/​host/​|here]].  Don't forget to blacklist the kernel driver as mentioned [[https://​github.com/​airspy/​host/​wiki/​Troubleshooting]here]. 
-  * Download the latest zipfile copy of SDR#[[http://sdrsharp.com/downloads/​sdr-install.zip|zippetydoodah]] +  * Download the latest zipfile copy of SDR# from [[http://airspy.com/download|here]]. 
-  * Unzip sdr-install.zip ​to a new directory.+  * Unzip to a new directory.
   * ''​cd''​ into the new SDR# directory and type the following: <​code>​ln -s /​usr/​local/​lib/​librtlsdr.so librtlsdr.dll   * ''​cd''​ into the new SDR# directory and type the following: <​code>​ln -s /​usr/​local/​lib/​librtlsdr.so librtlsdr.dll
 ln -s /​usr/​lib/​x86_64-linux-gnu/​libportaudio.so.2 libportaudio.so</​code>​ ln -s /​usr/​lib/​x86_64-linux-gnu/​libportaudio.so.2 libportaudio.so</​code>​
   * If the last command doesn'​t work type ''​locate libportaudio.so.2''​ and try again with the new path.  On 32 bit systems it will be in a different directory to what's shown here.   * If the last command doesn'​t work type ''​locate libportaudio.so.2''​ and try again with the new path.  On 32 bit systems it will be in a different directory to what's shown here.
-  * With your favourite text editor open ''​SDRSharp.exe.config''​ and find the line <​code> ​  <​!-- <add key="​RTL-SDR ​USB" value="​SDRSharp.RTLSDR.RtlSdrIO,​SDRSharp.RTLSDR"​ /> --></​code>​ and remove .net comments of so that it looks like <​code><​add key="​RTL-SDR ​USB" value="​SDRSharp.RTLSDR.RtlSdrIO,​SDRSharp.RTLSDR"​ /></​code>​ This will enable use of the RTLSDR dongle. +  * With your favourite text editor open ''​FrontEnds.xml''​ and find the line <​code> ​  <​!-- <add key="​RTL-SDR ​(USB)" value="​SDRSharp.RTLSDR.RtlSdrIO,​SDRSharp.RTLSDR"​ /> --></​code>​ and remove .net comments of so that it looks like<​code><​add key="​RTL-SDR ​(USB)" value="​SDRSharp.RTLSDR.RtlSdrIO,​SDRSharp.RTLSDR"​ /></​code> ​ This will enable use of the RTLSDR dongle. Comment out any radios you don't have so you don't get any startup errors and exceptions for non-existent radios. 
-  * Type ''​mono SDRSharp.exe''​ and you should see something like the screenshot below! ​ ​Ignore any exceptions that might pop up at the start that involve SDRIQ as it's complaining about hardware you don't have.  Maybe the author is thumbing his nose at you.  You can stop the exceptions by commenting out or deleting the lines in ''​SDRSharp.exe.config''​ for hardware you don't have. +  * Before running SDRSharp you can compile it so that it may run a bit faster. ​ To compile do: <​code>​mono --aot --optimize=all --optimize=float32 SDRSharp.exe</​code>​ 
-  * If you get audio stutter (I do on my i7 CPU!) change the audio latency from 100ms to 200ms or more.  It seems Mono doesn'​t run SDR# anywhere as efficiently as the native Windows CLR.  I have tried --optimize=all and also the --llvm options and it doesn'​t seem to help.  Any advice appreciated! +  * Type ''​mono ​--optimize=float32 ​SDRSharp.exe''​ and you should see something like the screenshot below! 
-  * Be sure to select **[ALSA] ​sysdefault** as audio output, otherwise you may experience audio stutter. +  * If you get audio stutter (I do on my old i7-720QM ​CPU!) change the audio latency from 100ms to 200ms or more.  It seems Mono doesn'​t run SDR# anywhere as efficiently as the native Windows CLR.  I have tried --optimize=all and also the --llvm options and it doesn'​t seem to help.  Any advice appreciated! 
-{{:sdrsharp-mono.png?​nolink|}}+  * Be sure to select **[ALSA] ​Default** as audio output, otherwise you may experience audio stutter. 
 +{{:sdrs1368.png?​nolink|}} 
 +  * If you still get audio stutter on the Airspy at 10MS/s then try 2.5MS/​s. ​ This won't change until Mono improves (drastically). 
 ====RTLTCP==== ====RTLTCP====
 Have a look [[http://​www.rtlsdr.org/​softwarewindows#​rtlsdr_tcp_and_sdr|here]] for some words on using ''​rtl_tcp''​ and SDR#. Have a look [[http://​www.rtlsdr.org/​softwarewindows#​rtlsdr_tcp_and_sdr|here]] for some words on using ''​rtl_tcp''​ and SDR#.
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