RIGblaster Advantage Linux Drivers

West Mountain Radio drivers have been included in the Linux kernel since version 3.8.4. Most recent distributions should have no problem automatically recognizing WMR devices.

(The following notes are for Ubuntu but may also apply to derived distributions).

You can find the serial port by opening a terminal and typing:
ls -l /dev/ttyUSB*

This should return a display similar to the one below:
crw-rw---- 1 root dialout 188, 0 Sep 30 13:49 /dev/ttyUSB0

If the group "dialout" is not listed in the output you will need to add your username to that group. This is the most common reason why rig control or ptt won't function!

Use the following command:
sudo usermod -a -G dialout <username>

where <username> is your linux username... and then log off and log back on for the changes to take effect.

If you have more than one USB serial device on your system you can use the following command to determine which ttyUSB device number is assigned to the RIGblaster:

ls -l /dev/serial/by-id | grep 'RIGblaster'

This will return a display similar to:

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 13 Oct  7 05:42
usb-Silicon_Labs_West_Mountain_Radio_RIGblaster_Advantage_d5b25d6b-if00-port0 -> ../../ttyUSB0


To show the RIGblaster Advantage sound card playback device type the following:
aplay -l

Which should return a display similar to the following:
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****

card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: AD1882 Analog [AD1882 Analog]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 2: AD1882 Alt Analog [AD1882 Alt Analog]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: Audio [RIGblaster Advantage Audio], device 0: USB Audio [USB Audio]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0

To show the RIGblaster Advantage sound card recording device use this:
arecord -l

Which should return a display similar to the following:
**** List of CAPTURE Hardware Devices ****

card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: AD1882 Analog [AD1882 Analog]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 2: AD1882 Alt Analog [AD1882 Alt Analog]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: Audio [RIGblaster Advantage Audio], device 0: USB Audio [USB Audio]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0


The following file is only for older kernels and instructions are provided in the download.
Click here to download the RIGblaster Advantage Linux Drivers.
Categories that this topic belongs to: RIGblaster Advantage