OT - Anyone know a good SDR Tuner for Dongle for Linux


#1

Have the version II doing adsb but I want to play with the old one on my laptop and I run Linux Mint on it.

I did google searches galor but have not find a quick and easy like the SDSharp (Its windows only now)


#2

gqrx


#3

Doesnt work on my machine. I assume you must be a linux guru to run it, It doesnt recognize my dongle when I type in terminal gqrx. Reading the documentation I get lost. Like I said Newby at linux. I can manuver around some but thats about it.


#4

It works out of the box on my system.


#5

Does your dongle work and if yes, how do you know? Try running rtl_test -t and send the output here.


#6

Dongle worked on my Desktop and my Raspberry. When I run gqrx I get

Gqrx has detected problems with the current configuration. Loading the configuration again could cause the application to crash.
Do you want to edit the settings?

When I open settings in the selection I see the device options o

RFSPACE SDR-IQ Reciever
RFSPACE SDR-IP Reciever
RFSPACE NetSDR Reciever
RTL-SDR Spectrum Server
Complex Sampled (IQ) File
Other

From what docs I can read it should also display the Dongle but does not.
I cannot run RTL_TEST as Ive not installed any adsb software on the laptop thats what the raspberry is for. I just wanted to play around tuning the spectrum.


#7

Install rtl_test and check that it works, at the moment you have no idea if librtlsdr is working or not, if the dongle is e.g. in use by a kernel driver you’d see exactly the behaviour you get.
(“apt-get install rtl-sdr” should do it)


#8

thanks got it to work and gqrx recognized it to select. But now I get another error. Ill go to the gqrx google group for that.

Thanks.