After switching from Fedora Core 12 64-bit to Ubuntu 9.1 I'm finally able to load up the CQRLog. For some reason could never get it to open on the Fedora (probably my fault as I'm quite new to linux). Now that I can open it I'm pretty much confused on how to set up the rig control.
I'm using an older IC-756 and will also use an IC-746Pro in the future. I have the Preferences set up with Rig ID: 326 and Poll rate: 500. In the Settings I have Serial speed: 19200, Data bits: 8, Stop bits: 1, Handshake and Parity: both none, and DTR and RTS unchecked. I believe theses are the correct settings as I got them directly from the link provided on one of the help pages about hamlib.
So the only thing I can think of is that the Device setting is the issue. Under Device I have: /dev/ttyUSB0. That's what it shows in the instructions. I'm not really sure how to configure devices on linux to be honest. For the rig interface I'm using a kit by N0XAS--USB Universal Rig Interface. I know the unit is functional as I used it in the past with Windows Vista and 7 without issue. From the instructions: the USB interface is provided by a FT232RL chip by FTDI, support for FTDI serial chips is built into linux kernels from 2.4.20. I can only imagine that the problem is that the serial port converter is not configured correctly. Not sure quite how to do this or check drivers and such on linux.
I'd love to get this program working as it seems like the nicest linux logging program I've seen. Any help with configuring the device would be great. Thanks for suggestions.