RIGblaster Plug & Play 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.

The following file is only for older kernels and instructions are provided in the download.

Click here to download the RIGblaster Plug & Play Linux Drivers.
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