BCD396XT: Can I download from RadioReference w/ Ubuntu or Linux?

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blackhawk24

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Is Widows the only way to download/program my Uniden BCD396XT? Will Linux or Ubuntu work? Thanks for any help. Peace!
 

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Unless you can install a Windoze program in a Windoze environment under Linux or Ubuntu, the answer is no.

Break down and buy an el-cheapo desktop, load it up with memory, and use FreeScan (it's freeware) - good place to start...Mike
 

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BCD396xt and Linux

I have a fair amount of experience with Linux, and so far absolutely no success with downloading from RR, let alone getting it to the scanner. My last attempt was stopped because I couldn't any driver for the USB cable to work under Wine.
 

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I have a fair amount of experience with Linux, and so far absolutely no success with downloading from RR, let alone getting it to the scanner. My last attempt was stopped because I couldn't any driver for the USB cable to work under Wine.
I have been doing some research on Ubuntu lately and other operating systems and what you said is exactly what I was thinking.
 

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I've successfully used BCProgTool with my 396XT directly in Debian, Ubuntu, and Knoppix. Be SURE to read the "readme_first_linux.txt", as you'll need to add a user account for the program, and a few other details. You may need to apt-get ver 8.5 of TCL/TK as well. Most modern systems will already support the FTDI and Prolific serial chipsets, although you may have to manually install those for older distributions possibly.

BCProgTool.tcl TCL/TK Tool

It worked for me, but only after doing the steps in the readme file. I only programmed manually, and never tried the automatic system downloads.
 
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Except that I believe BcProgTool doesn't allow access to the web service....I've yet to see any non-Windoze package that can do that. Mike
 
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