So tickled to finally get the package working (somewhat) as of the latest version, but having a problem with TRX control window losing connection with the rig after about 20 seconds, (time varies). Running Linux Mint Cinnamon 17.3 (64 bit) in a virtual machine. Connected to rig via FTDI USB-serial cable.
Installed using terminal:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ok2cqr/ppa;sudo apt-get update;sudo apt-get install cqrlog
Everything appeared to go perfectly well, including all dependencies.
Configured preferences - current TRX control tab is as follows:
Set “Path to rigctl binary” to /usr/bin/rigctld
Set “Radio one Desc.” to IC-718 (Radio two is set to Dummy)
Set “Host” to localhost
Set “Rig Model” to 313 ICOM IC-718 (using the drop-down menu - also Radio two is dummy)
Set “Device” to /dev/ttyUSB0 (that last character is a zero – need to verify yours may be 1, 2, 3, etc.)
Set “Poll Rate” to 1500
Set “Port Number” to 4532
Current command line arguments set to -m 313 -r /dev/ttyUSB0
Click to “X” Run rigctld when program starts
Serial speed currently set to 9600 (same set in rig's initial settings - have tried 4800 in past)
For now, have left the rest at their default settings
When loaded, initially TRX Control window shows whatever the rig is currently on, (eureka!), and double-clicking a line in DXCluster will take the radio to the appropriate band/frequency/mode - after a second or two that data is now displayed properly in the TRX control window. But it only works for 20 seconds or so, (again time varies), and the frequency in the TRX control window displays zeros. Have discovered it I click on Radio two (dummy), then back to Radio one (IC-718), it will re-establish comms with the rig for another short while, operate normally, then lose communications. Clicking on "New QSO | File | Refresh TRX/ROT control" will also cause the temporary re-connection sometimes, not always.
Have been chasing this problem for several days, trying various settings/arguments and initial settings in the rig, but all have resulted in no change or total loss of control on the rig. Any and all ideas/help will be deeply appreciated!
73, dave W6TUX