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Old 04-28-2010, 8:00 PM
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Default Need Help Installing DSD into Ubuntu

running vmware/ubuntu and im trying to install the app and im hitting a brick wall..

ive opened the -terminal-
tried to do the whole...

cd into the mbelib folder and typed:
sudo make
sudo make install
(first time using sudo will ask for your password)

Then I went into the dsd folder and did the same
sudo make

im getting nowhere,,

anyone have some clearer step by steps..to get it installed..
please help,,i already crashed n reformatted my machine once today
due to my own ignorance..

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Old 04-28-2010, 9:10 PM
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Do you know where it installed?

On my unbuntu it located itself into /usr/local/bin.
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Old 04-28-2010, 9:23 PM
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How'd you get it to install?..

did you run the makefile..from there did it install to usr/local/bin. ?

im stuck at the extraction,,got the 2 folders sitting in
home/user-me-/directory/
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I think that it showed up there after I did the make but not sure. It was a couple of weeks ago.

That's why I asked if you checked in the /usr/local/bin folder. It might be already done.

I'll see if I can replicate my steps. Keep in mind that I'm not an expert.
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im getting nowhere,,
Are you getting any error messages? What output do you see when running make?

(don't use sudo on the initial build - otherwise you'll need to use sudo just to clean up the temporary files because they were created as user root). You only need sudo for the install step which copies the mbelib.so file to /usr/local/lib and the dsd program to /usr/local/bin.

Before doing any of this - make sure your VM ware image works with your audio hardware. Run a sound recorder utility to verify record and playback of audio.
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Uni,
Yes its good to go with both of my sound cards,no errors other than the ones im
gettin in te terminal window,,user fault on my part for being a moron..

ok,let me back up the truck,

ive been a windows user for ever,thus far,this is my 1st attempt at running a linux machine-
so please,o-please bare with me..

ive been trying the Terminal,seems liek the XP command prompt..no luck,

What is the process for the inital install,to copy the files to the BIN and LIB locations..
i looked for a mbelib.so file,didnt find one..
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Old 04-29-2010, 9:09 AM
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If you are missing the shared object file .so, it sounds like the app didn't compile correctly. Did you receive any error messages while doing the install? Making a file of course will compile the file being installed and that missing .so file is somewhat indicative of a failed compile/install.

Have you tried doing a locate mbelib.so from the command line? This will search the drive and point to the location where the file is residing. You should execute the following command from the command line first:

sudo updatedb

Once that process is complete execute:

locate mbelib.so

If it is on the drive anywhere, it will display its location. Of course if it isn't found then that indicates the install failed.

With Linux sometimes apps bomb during install because of missing libraries or other dependencies. It is important that those dependencies are met before attempting to compile/install. A better method is to check the Ubuntu repositories and see if Ubuntu has a version of DSD already for install. Sadly, many special interest applications don't get published to the repositories.
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ok,

i have no.SO file anywhere,,

question,,do i need to DL a compiler?

heres where i am,,

2 folders sitting on my ubuntu desktop.

mbelib-1.1
and
dsd-1.2

everything ive done has miserably failed,

ive even scoured the net for outside help in this
and still no luck..

so,
from sq1

i ve DL'd the mbelib and dsd..
extracted to the desktop,

what next?
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Your biggest failure so far is not being able to even provide us with a valid error message so we can begin to help you.
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No you don't need to download a compiler, it is already part of Linux.
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Your biggest failure so far is not being able to even provide us with a valid error message so we can begin to help you.
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My bigest Failure,,
(and also curious,you install this yet?)

Now,,tell me,If im new to LINUX,
And i cant even get the dammed App to
install.
how the heck am i going to get any error messages?

why not Read my question,
(like actually read it)

Which was,

so,
from sq1

i ve DL'd the mbelib and dsd..
extracted to the desktop,

what next?


Forget it, DSD sounds fun,but it looks like its out of my league.
already junked my HDD once and had to reformat,

Just needed a push to get the Install rolling..

thans for all the effort,help & input gents,but im at the
-F- it stage now..a week to install an app is too much..
hope a win32 build comes out at some point..
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Something just occured to me. You mentioned you were using Ubuntu. Make sure you have build-essentials installed from the Ubuntu repos. This might be part of the issue. If that still fails to work, I'd take this issue to the Ubuntu forums and post there. You'll likely get better results there then anywhere else.
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Well didnt really want to start a new topic, maybe someone can help me here. Got my software installed fine. But i cannot for the life of me get an accurate decode. Tried 4 different machines, USB adapters, PCI cards etc etc. What is a known good working hardware scenario?? If i have to buy new gear so be it, but im banging my head on a wall finding a computer that will put the audio into DSD without being jibberish out of the speaker. Anyone that has this working with P25 care to share? Thanks in advance!
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Are you using a discriminator tap?

You will have to adjust the input volume on your sound hardware. With Ubuntu you have to run the dsd program first and then access the sound preferences applet. This may apply to other flavors as well if using something other than Ubuntu.
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OK cool, now we are getting somewhere. Don't give up just yet. Yes, I have installed DSD - about 8 times. If you think this is hard, try installing GNUradio (theres something like 140 packages that are required)

Heres how I do it:-

Download the two files that end in .tar to the Desktop like you already have.

Next Open Terminal (its under Applications in the menu at the top)

Then type this without the quotes "mkdir src"

then type "mv ~/Desktop/*.tar ~/src"

then type "cd src"

then type "tar -xvf mbelib-1.1-src.tar"

next up, type "tar -xvf mbelib-1.1.tar.gz"

then cd mbelib-1.1/

then type "make" and it will build.

now we install with "sudo make install" and the mbelib part is done.

Next we do the same thing for dsd so we extract the dsd tar file and build it like this:-

cd ~/src

tar -xvf dsd-1.2-src.tar

tar -xvf dsd-1.2.tar.gz

cd dsd-1.2/

make

sudo make install

And you're done. Now type ./dsd and the program should load.


If anything looks odd or spits and error, you should be able to see the output from the command line. Let me know how you get on - I'm 100% sure we can get this running for you.


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MattSR
My bigest Failure,,
(and also curious,you install this yet?)

Now,,tell me,If im new to LINUX,
And i cant even get the dammed App to
install.
how the heck am i going to get any error messages?

why not Read my question,
(like actually read it)

Which was,

so,
from sq1

i ve DL'd the mbelib and dsd..
extracted to the desktop,

what next?


Forget it, DSD sounds fun,but it looks like its out of my league.
already junked my HDD once and had to reformat,

Just needed a push to get the Install rolling..

thans for all the effort,help & input gents,but im at the
-F- it stage now..a week to install an app is too much..
hope a win32 build comes out at some point..
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You can cut and paste this directly into the Terminal (use shift+ctrl+v to paste in side the Terminal Application)

It will stop and prompt you for your password this first time sudo runs.

mkdir src
mv ~/Desktop/*.tar ~/src
cd src
tar -xvf mbelib-1.1-src.tar
tar -xvf mbelib-1.1.tar.gz
cd mbelib-1.1/
make
sudo make install
cd ~/src
tar -xvf dsd-1.2-src.tar
tar -xvf dsd-1.2.tar.gz
cd dsd-1.2/
make
sudo make install
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Yep running a discriminator tap out of my R7100, i am going to change my tap a little to what Slicerwizard posted in another thread to see if it helps. I guess what im asking is, who has this workin 100% and what is your hardware configuration. Im looking to build the most compatible system i can to use as a dedicated decoder. I hear that the Intel HD sound chips dont like to run at such a low resolution, so is there any that work the best? Thanks for any insight.
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Tried a few more variations of hardware, including a couple VMWare machines. Still no decode other than occasional blips of unintelligible noise. Guess ill be looking around for a better audio card.
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got it!

the app is finally installed,
jsut an error regarding the audio in-but thats an easy enough fix..


going to need a couple days to sort through it to get the right config,,

funny thing is that the audio was fine pre-reformat,running XPPro host/vmware-ubuntu 9.10
and was streaming radio,playing video too..now i gots no sounds in or out so ill track that conflict down,,
im sure its nothing big..
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