No good software for SDR on linux

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I give up, but OP25 is not friendly, analog is easy. Any help with op 25 or anything else that can decode P25, Have dsd+FL running fine, but would like to switch to Linux apps.
 
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It appears that you can use the GNU Radio 3.8 interface software to run OP25 on GR 3.9.


SDRangel is widely recommended.

Did you try searching for "SDR" in your Linux software manager?
 
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Yep, OP25 needs stand alone instructions for current builds of linux. Way to hard to get going, but hear it works great. I am fairly decent in Linux, but have failed many times trying to install. You also run into the problem of different linux cores installed that throws another wrench in it. Thinking Arch will be the best way.
 
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And this folks is why Linux has not made prime time for causal desktop users.
 
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Thinking Arch will be the best way.
If you're worried about a moving target, Arch isn't in your best interest. Because it is a "rolling distribution", elements can change at any time. The changes are incremental but they are changes.

I suggest Debian because you have control over when (and even if) it updates. It also has a very large software library.
 
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My FTA stuff works great on Manjaro, but constantly rebuilding.
 
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Yes sir, have tried many distros and always come back to Mint.
I think Mint is great as a daily driver but for projects, I use Debian because of the software library and that it has a large community behind it. The package managers are pretty sweet as well (for those who don't like building things from source).

IMHO, Ubuntu (on which Mint is based) is going downhill fast with some of the business decisions that have been made recently.
 
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If you're worried about a moving target, Arch isn't in your best interest. Because it is a "rolling distribution", elements can change at any time. The changes are incremental but they are changes.

I suggest Debian because you have control over when (and even if) it updates. It also has a very large software library.
My PCLinuxOS rolling release is set to only update when I tell it to update. A desktop indicator sets to let me know when there are updates, but when I actually update is completely under my control.
 
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My PCLinuxOS rolling release is set to only update when I tell it to update. A desktop indicator sets to let me know when there are updates, but when I actually update is completely under my control.
The timing is certainly under your control but what's involved in the update may not be.
 
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The timing is certainly under your control but what's involved in the update may not be.
I can research any elements of the updates that I'm concerned about before I install them. And that can be a lot easier than trying to research all of the changes involved in a complete new version release.
 
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IMHO, Ubuntu (on which Mint is based) is going downhill fast with some of the business decisions that have been made recently.
Can you elaborate a bit? I had been a Ubuntu user when their default desktop was GNOME 2. When Ubuntu switched to Unity I switched to Mint MATE. I tried going back to Ubuntu a couple of times after they ditched Unity but it was short lived. I've used the Cinnamon version for the last couple of years. Although Mint is "based" on Ubuntu the similarities end quickly from there.
 
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Can you elaborate a bit? I had been a Ubuntu user when their default desktop was GNOME 2. When Ubuntu switched to Unity I switched to Mint MATE. I tried going back to Ubuntu a couple of times after they ditched Unity but it was short lived. I've used the Cinnamon version for the last couple of years. Although Mint is "based" on Ubuntu the similarities end quickly from there.
Ubuntu has chosen to use snap in installing some of its applications and I'm concerned that Mint will eventually have to cave in. Thus far, Mint has been able to avoid snap (apt refuses to install it) but they may have to leave Ubuntu entirely or replace the snap applications with Mint applications to keep this up in the likely event that Ubuntu moves more of their applications to snap.

snap looks pretty nifty on the surface but it has a number of drawbacks related to theming and security.

Again, I see Mint as a daily driver while other distributions may be more conducive to automation and server tasks.
 
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Ubuntu has chosen to use snap in installing some of its applications and I'm concerned that Mint will eventually have to cave in. Thus far, Mint has been able to avoid snap (apt refuses to install it) but they may have to leave Ubuntu entirely or replace the snap applications with Mint applications to keep this up in the likely event that Ubuntu moves more of their applications to snap.

snap looks pretty nifty on the surface but it has a number of drawbacks related to theming and security.

Again, I see Mint as a daily driver while other distributions may be more conducive to automation and server tasks.
Thanks for the explanation. Since Ubuntu is based on Debian and Mint has a Debian edition I wonder if that might be what they go to as standard. Or does Debian use snap too?
 
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snap looks pretty nifty on the surface but it has a number of drawbacks related to theming and security.
Can you elaborate on the above more?? Being new to using Linux as my DD, on Manjaro, I've been prompted to install some things with Snap
 
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I used to use SDRs a lot, but now much of the police and emergency radio has gone digital. So I got a Uniden SDS100 plus the DMR add-on. I don't listen to it very much.

Around 2017 I wrote an SDR Program I named 'DR Processor'. It is for Windows and analog only.
 
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