Firmware update problem

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oz1cbk
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Firmware update problem

Post by oz1cbk » Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:51 pm

Hi.
I just run sudo pistar-mmdvmhshatflash hs_hat on my Pi with Zumspot.
It have run FW 1.4.16 on ZumSpot for a long time, but after update it looks like it will send the option line again and again.
And stations dont come to the radio anymore. Show up on Nextion display.
Is it a error in the update file ? Or what can I do to get it work again ?

Ole - OZ1CBK

oz1cbk
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Re: Firmware update problem

Post by oz1cbk » Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:26 pm

Hi again.
Dont ask how I got this - I dont remember, but
I found this in a old file an copy the line I use:
rpi-rw
git clone https://github.com/juribeparada/MMDVM_HS
[email protected](rw):~$ cd MMDVM_HS
[email protected](rw):MMDVM_HS$ cd scripts
./install_fw_rpi.sh
Then reboot the Pi.

Wupti it work again :shock: 8-) :D

wb6dtb
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Re: Firmware update problem

Post by wb6dtb » Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:03 am

I believe you have used the incorrect firmware for a true zumspot board. If indeed you have the official zumspot board then you use the command:
sudo pistar-zumspotflash rpi
I think you can just reflash the zumspot firmware with the correct one and it will fix your problem.

oz1cbk
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Re: Firmware update problem

Post by oz1cbk » Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:38 am

wb6dtb wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:03 am
I believe you have used the incorrect firmware for a true zumspot board. If indeed you have the official zumspot board then you use the command:
sudo pistar-zumspotflash rpi
I used this command and it it a true ZUMSpot: sudo pistar-mmdvmhshatflash hs_hat
I think you can just reflash the zumspot firmware with the correct one and it will fix your problem.
And after this:
rpi-rw
git clone https://github.com/juribeparada/MMDVM_HS
[email protected](rw):~$ cd MMDVM_HS
[email protected](rw):MMDVM_HS$ cd scripts
./install_fw_rpi.sh
it works fine again, so maybe Your right.


Ole - OZ1CBK

KE7FNS
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Re: Firmware update problem

Post by KE7FNS » Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:54 am

oz1cbk wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:38 am
I used this command and it it a true ZUMSpot: sudo pistar-mmdvmhshatflash hs_hat
If you ran that on a true ZUMSpot, you ran the wrong firmware update command, as the correct command for a ZumSpot is what wb6dtb wrote.
oz1cbk wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:38 am
And after this:
rpi-rw
git clone https://github.com/juribeparada/MMDVM_HS
[email protected](rw):~$ cd MMDVM_HS
[email protected](rw):MMDVM_HS$ cd scripts
./install_fw_rpi.sh
it works fine again, so maybe Your right.
That is just another more involved way of flashing a ZUMSpot. The other command would of not required a download of all the files and the time spent compiling it. It would of just loaded the precompiled ones made available by pi-star.
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oz1cbk
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Re: Firmware update problem

Post by oz1cbk » Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:08 am

KE7FNS wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:54 am
oz1cbk wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:38 am
And after this:
rpi-rw
git clone https://github.com/juribeparada/MMDVM_HS
[email protected](rw):~$ cd MMDVM_HS
[email protected](rw):MMDVM_HS$ cd scripts
Then I have this
ls
build_fw.sh install_fw_duplex.sh install_fw_hshat.sh install_fw_rpi.sh
install_buildtools.sh install_fw_gen_gpio.sh install_fw_librekit.sh install_fw_usb.sh
install_fw_custom.sh install_fw_hsdualhat-12mhz.sh install_fw_nanodv_npi.sh
install_fw_d2rg_mmdvmhs.sh install_fw_hsdualhat.sh install_fw_nanodv_usb.sh
install_fw_duplex_gpio.sh install_fw_hshat-12mhz.sh install_fw_nanohs.sh
./install_fw_rpi.sh
KE7FNS wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:54 am
That is just another more involved way of flashing a ZUMSpot. The other command would of not required a download of all the files and the time spent compiling it. It would of just loaded the precompiled ones made available by pi-star.
I use it with Pi-Star, and just want to upgrade the firmware.

I also have a bord from Germany fron Florian, and I cant update that either.

So what is the right update for both of the boards ?

Ole - OZ1CBK

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Re: Firmware update problem

Post by KE7FNS » Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:35 am

oz1cbk wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:08 am
So what is the right update for both of the boards ?
There isn't one, they each require their own separate commands because they are not the same hardware.

So, again, the commands you typed earlier will flash a ZUMSpot board, one of them takes more time, and steps, and the other those steps are already completed.

Lets try to explain it like this, one way all the parts of a sandwich are in separate bags, and you have to gather and assemble them one by one to build a sandwich. And the other way, the sandwich is already assembled and ready to eat. They are both the same sandwiches in the end, just one requires more effort/time from you, and the other someone else spent the time making it for you.

Now, that the ZUMSpot is out of the way, the board by Florian, requires a different firmware, but the issue is, I cannot tell you which command to use because you haven't given me enough information to determine it. Is it a duplex, what TXO crystal does it use?
Either way, the instructions for that board are here:https://github.com/phl0/MMDVM_HS
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oz1cbk
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Re: Firmware update problem

Post by oz1cbk » Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:28 am

KE7FNS wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:35 am
Now, that the ZUMSpot is out of the way, the board by Florian, requires a different firmware, but the issue is, I cannot tell you which command to use because you haven't given me enough information to determine it. Is it a duplex, what TXO crystal does it use?
Either way, the instructions for that board are here:https://github.com/phl0/MMDVM_HS
The link says:
Adaptation of MMDVM firmware for ZUMSpot (ADF7021)
and it looks like you have to do the compile. I have not learn to du that by myself.
The board is single and TCXO is 14.7456 MHz

Ole.

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Re: Firmware update problem

Post by KE7FNS » Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:34 pm

oz1cbk wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:28 am
and it looks like you have to do the compile. I have not learn to du that by myself.
ugg this is getting confusing.

Well, you did most of it when you typed in that long chain of commands a few posts ago, so you are not that far off. The only thing you didn't do was run a few more commands to actually compile the source code you downloaded, What you ended up doing was just running a script that downloaded another precompiled package (from juribeparada's github) and then flashed it, which you could of done from one of the pi-star commands. Its not that its "wrong", its just that its a roundabout way of getting to the final destination, and I'm not sure you fully understand how and what those commands are actually doing.
oz1cbk wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:28 am
The board is single and TCXO is 14.7456 MHz
ok, so the command for that board is:

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sudo pistar-mmdvmhshatflash hs_hat
Do you see now, how you ran the wrong command to install the firmware in the ZUMSpot board in your very first post in this thread?
All views, comments, posts and opinions shared are entirely my own.

oz1cbk
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Re: Firmware update problem

Post by oz1cbk » Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:24 pm

KE7FNS wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:34 pm
ok, so the command for that board is:

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sudo pistar-mmdvmhshatflash hs_hat
Do you see now, how you ran the wrong command to install the firmware in the ZUMSpot board in your very first post in this thread?
No, I am so confused. I have tryed this:

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sudo pistar-mmdvmhshatflash hs_hat
and both board is 14.7456 MHz
On both board, and it dont work. So I'm looking after the right way to do it on both.

I must learn to compile to get it to work ? Maybe I have til write in Danish in Google Translate to explain.
I have the langue and to little knowledge to get over, sorry.

Ole

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