eePe and Ubuntu 12.04 - Permission problems

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Re: eePe and Ubuntu 12.04 - Permission problems

Post by jhsa » Sat Dec 13, 2014 7:03 pm

I also installed eepe in wine.. will try it. As it is the windows version it might have the older avrdude. will post in a minute.
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Re: eePe and Ubuntu 12.04 - Permission problems

Post by rperkins » Sat Dec 13, 2014 7:10 pm

well not sure about how wine handles usb passthrough.
I do know that virt-manager/libvirt/kvm can properly do usb passthrough.
but we are talking about different technologies here.

my questions would be:
1. what version of linux?
2. what version of avrdude?
3. Do you get a 'avrdude mismatch at 0x100' when you attempt to write a FLASH file.?

if yes to number 3, then review:
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Re: eePe and Ubuntu 12.04 - Permission problems

Post by jhsa » Sat Dec 13, 2014 7:28 pm

I'm happy to report that there is a way of using eepe normally on a linux machine.. :mrgreen:
I just read eeprom and flashed one of my radios using eepe installed in "Wine" All it was needed was to do that little dance of adding the user (me) to the dialout group, and configure the port "-P /dev/ttyUSB0" in the extra arguments..
When eepe installs in "Wine", also puts a copy of the good avrdude in the installation folder, and points to it.

So guys, if you don't have wine installed, it's time to get it ;)

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Re: eePe and Ubuntu 12.04 - Permission problems

Post by jhsa » Sat Dec 13, 2014 7:57 pm

Ok guys, some more news.. You might not need wine.. I just read and flashed the fw using the linux instalation of eepe.
I created a folder in my "Home/joao" folder called "Avrdude". Then copied the avrdude files from the wine installation (please find a zip file attached to this post), 3 files I suppose, a DLL, the config, and the exe file, into that folder. Started the linux installation of eepe, and pointed it to the avrdude.exe file I just copied.. It worked.. There is only one thing that I don't know if it is a problem or not.. Here is a copy of the avrdude output. Please look at the highlighted line.
=================================================================================
Started AVRDUDE
/home/joao/Avrdude/avrdude.exe -c stk500v2 -p m128 -P /dev/ttyUSB0 -U eeprom:r:/tmp/temp.hex:i
=================================================================================
fixme:comm:set_queue_size insize 1024 outsize 1024 unimplemented stub

avrdude.exe: AVR device initialized and ready to accept instructions

Reading | ################################################## | 100% 0.01s

avrdude.exe: Device signature = 0x1e9702
avrdude.exe: reading eeprom memory:

Reading | ################################################## | 100% 0.57s

avrdude.exe: writing output file "/tmp/temp.hex"

avrdude.exe done. Thank you.


=================================================================================
AVRDUDE done - SUCCESSFUL
=================================================================================
I hope this helps.
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Re: eePe and Ubuntu 12.04 - Permission problems

Post by rperkins » Sat Dec 13, 2014 8:23 pm

Glad you got your problem resolved. That is what is important :D
This is definitely NOT how I would work through this problem but I will let it go as there is more than one way to skin a cat :roll:

but I wish to comment on this:
jhsa wrote:Ok guys, some more news.. You might not need wine..
you cant run a windows exe on linux without something like wine.
I installed wine ( and its 600MB of dependencies) to verify .

to prove it to yourself remove wine and see what happens. Note I was able to install wine with 'apt-get install wine' but to remove it I had to 'apt-get purge wine1.6'

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[email protected]:~/src/eepe/winbuildessentials$ ./avrdude.exe 
bash: ./avrdude.exe: cannot execute binary file: Exec format error
while I'm at it I would like to comment that the Ubuntu linux .deb files at https://code.google.com/p/eepe/ do not and should not include the windows version of avrdude. More than likely you have compiled from source which does include a very old windows version of avrdude (5.10) . It is this version that is included with the windows builds of eepe.


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Re: eePe and Ubuntu 12.04 - Permission problems

Post by jhsa » Sat Dec 13, 2014 8:41 pm

Well, You would know that better than me ;) The fact is that I called the avrdude.exe from within the linux installation of eepe :) and it is working, with that little line that I don't know what it means..

But even without this we know now that it is possible to run eepe in "Wine", so no more problems to run eepe in linux. We don't have to be waiting tfor the avrdude devs to fix the problem.. ;) we can continue to use it.

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Re: eePe and Ubuntu 12.04 - Permission problems

Post by rperkins » Sat Dec 13, 2014 9:01 pm

jhsa wrote: fixme:comm:set_queue_size insize 1024 outsize 1024 unimplemented stub
I saw several fixme's when I ran avrdude.exe using wine on linux. I googled your fixme and found this outdated post
https://www.winehq.org/pipermail/wine-u ... 24606.html
the bottom line is that message is a wine message.
I dont have any more information about that.

It was a creative way of resolving your issue. I never would have went down that path. :idea:

In the post regarding the avrdude 6.x issue I have provided a .deb for 64 bit linux systems. ( and we havent even verified that you have been bitten by that bug). That would be my 'fix' until avrdude devs release a new version and the new version is picked up by the linux distros. I expect that to occur within a 6-18 month timeframe. is was a very narrow bug that only affects M64 and M128 using usbasp programmers.

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Re: eePe and Ubuntu 12.04 - Permission problems

Post by jhsa » Sat Dec 13, 2014 9:07 pm

The good thing then is that we have a couple of possibilities, meaning that people will be able to use eepe in Linux to backup and update their radios..

And for me one more step in the right direction to drop windows completely :)

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Re: eePe and Ubuntu 12.04 - Permission problems

Post by jhsa » Sat Dec 13, 2014 9:12 pm

And thank you.. wouldn't have done it without your help.. Didn't know about the "Groups" thingy :)

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Re: eePe and Ubuntu 12.04 - Permission problems

Post by rperkins » Sat Dec 13, 2014 9:16 pm

you're welcome.
It is a jump coming from a windows system where there is typically only one 'user' and going to a linux system that historically was ' many users'.
When I first came across the 'dialout' group I was thinking, OF course I want to use the modem .


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