I should not have done that.

MMDVM_HS Hat hardware
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w5ssn
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I should not have done that.

Post by w5ssn »

I played with fire once to many times and got burned. I sure could use some help.

I really screwed my Boomerang Duplex Hotspot up. I have been running W0CHP's version and everything has been running good. Then I took an update and it broke. He replaced /usr/local/bin with his own code to support M17. This was a lot more than just a pretty interface. I ran the command to back it out. But back on original PI-STAR it is still broken.

Tried to restore from my Pi-Star backup snapshots (thought they were images) (WRONG) and I tried a Factory Reset. The MMDVMHost will not start. The 1.3" screen has stopped working. Everything looks setup as it should. I went through the MMDVMHost settings. No good. I looked at the MMDVMHost file in SSH and I see what I think are a lot of extra entries for M17 and P25.

It uses the STM32-DVM / MMSVM_HS - Raspberry Pi (GPIO) per the documentation.

MODES ENABLED DMR is RED. MMDVMHOST is RED under the Gateway Hardware Info. I checked the /boot/config.txt and BT is set correct.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am Linux proficient and think I have good troubleshooting skills. Well..... until now.

All else fails, I have the same hotspot coming at the end of the week only with a new Zero W 2 installed. I could copy it's card. I would think it would be the same?

Mike - W5SSN

Here is a capture from the Live Log.

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M: 2022-01-31 04:58:11.446 Opening the MMDVM
E: 2022-01-31 04:58:11.446 Cannot get the control attributes for /dev/ttyAMA0
I: 2022-01-31 04:59:53.737 This software is for use on amateur radio networks only,
I: 2022-01-31 04:59:53.737 it is to be used for educational purposes only. Its use on
I: 2022-01-31 04:59:53.737 commercial networks is strictly prohibited.
I: 2022-01-31 04:59:53.737 Copyright(C) 2015-2020 by Jonathan Naylor, G4KLX and others
M: 2022-01-31 04:59:53.737 MMDVMHost-20210617_PS4 is starting
M: 2022-01-31 04:59:53.737 Built 16:32:57 Jun 17 2021 (GitID #9106fd6)
I: 2022-01-31 04:59:53.737 General Parameters
I: 2022-01-31 04:59:53.737 Callsign: W5SSN
I: 2022-01-31 04:59:53.737 Id: 3187219
I: 2022-01-31 04:59:53.737 Duplex: yes
I: 2022-01-31 04:59:53.737 Timeout: 240s
I: 2022-01-31 04:59:53.737 D-Star: disabled
I: 2022-01-31 04:59:53.737 DMR: enabled
I: 2022-01-31 04:59:53.737 YSF: disabled
I: 2022-01-31 04:59:53.737 P25: disabled
I: 2022-01-31 04:59:53.738 NXDN: disabled
I: 2022-01-31 04:59:53.738 POCSAG: disabled
I: 2022-01-31 04:59:53.738 FM: disabled
I: 2022-01-31 04:59:53.738 Modem Parameters
I: 2022-01-31 04:59:53.738 Port: /dev/ttyAMA0
I: 2022-01-31 04:59:53.738 Protocol: uart
I: 2022-01-31 04:59:53.738 RX Invert: no
I: 2022-01-31 04:59:53.738 TX Invert: no
I: 2022-01-31 04:59:53.738 PTT Invert: no
I: 2022-01-31 04:59:53.738 TX Delay: 165ms
I: 2022-01-31 04:59:53.738 RX Offset: 0Hz
I: 2022-01-31 04:59:53.738 TX Offset: 0Hz
I: 2022-01-31 04:59:53.738 RX DC Offset: 0
I: 2022-01-31 04:59:53.738 TX DC Offset: 0
I: 2022-01-31 04:59:53.738 RF Level: 100.0%
I: 2022-01-31 04:59:53.738 DMR Delay: 0 (0.0ms)
I: 2022-01-31 04:59:53.738 RX Level: 95.0%
I: 2022-01-31 04:59:53.738 CW Id TX Level: 15.0%
I: 2022-01-31 04:59:53.738 D-Star TX Level: 50.0%
I: 2022-01-31 04:59:53.738 DMR TX Level: 50.0%
I: 2022-01-31 04:59:53.738 YSF TX Level: 50.0%
I: 2022-01-31 04:59:53.738 P25 TX Level: 50.0%
I: 2022-01-31 04:59:53.739 NXDN TX Level: 50.0%
I: 2022-01-31 04:59:53.739 POCSAG TX Level: 50.0%
I: 2022-01-31 04:59:53.739 FM TX Level: 50.0%
I: 2022-01-31 04:59:53.739 TX Frequency: 440512500Hz (440512500Hz)
I: 2022-01-31 04:59:53.739 Use COS as Lockout: no
M: 2022-01-31 04:59:53.739 Opening the MMDVM
E: 2022-01-31 04:59:53.740 Cannot get the control attributes for /dev/ttyAMA0
Last edited by Anonymous on Mon Jan 31, 2022 4:54 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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M1DNS
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Re: I should not have done that.

Post by M1DNS »

We only support the official pistar release. We cant offer help here with a hacked vers. from someone else because we dont know what they have done in their changes.

Suggest you download the offical vers from pistar website and we'll try and help you out if theres still an issues with it.

Ps. we are working at a pace on intergrating m17 capabilities into the official release, but it isnt there yet.


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w5ssn
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Re: I should not have done that.

Post by w5ssn »

Fully understand and totally agree. When it was modifying the screen, it's wasn't a big deal, now it's changed things quite a bit.

Does the factory reset not bring in a fresh copy of PI-STAR or does it just reset the configs? Tonight I'll take it apart and get the card out and take a image before I start. Hey.... all part of what makes ham radio. It's a good learning experience.

Thanks,
Mike
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