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cvmiller
post Jun 17 2006, 10:54 AM
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Hi there!

Anyone see this cool little thumb-drive sized spectrum analyzer?
http://www.thinkgeek.com/computing/accessories/80ce/

They even say that the friendly folks at Kismet have created X/Linux based software:
http://www.kismetwireless.net/wispy.shtml

Since it looks like gtk libraries are used, will this work on X/Qt? Is it possible, Meanie? It would make a really cool Wireless analyzing machine.

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post Jun 17 2006, 09:42 PM
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QUOTE(cvmiller @ Jun 18 2006, 04:54 AM)
Hi there!

Anyone see this cool little thumb-drive sized spectrum analyzer?
http://www.thinkgeek.com/computing/accessories/80ce/

They even say that the friendly folks at Kismet have created X/Linux based software:
http://www.kismetwireless.net/wispy.shtml

Since it looks like gtk libraries are used, will this work on X/Qt? Is it possible, Meanie? It would make a really cool Wireless analyzing machine.

TIA

Craig...
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don't have one of those but for those that have it, have fun!
this works for both, cmd (using ncurses) and X (using gtk)
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BarryW
post Jun 18 2006, 09:54 AM
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QUOTE(Meanie @ Jun 17 2006, 08:42 PM)
QUOTE(cvmiller @ Jun 18 2006, 04:54 AM)
Hi there!

Anyone see this cool little thumb-drive sized spectrum analyzer?
http://www.thinkgeek.com/computing/accessories/80ce/

They even say that the friendly folks at Kismet have created X/Linux based software:
http://www.kismetwireless.net/wispy.shtml

Since it looks like gtk libraries are used, will this work on X/Qt? Is it possible, Meanie? It would make a really cool Wireless analyzing machine.

TIA

Craig...
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don't have one of those but for those that have it, have fun!
this works for both, cmd (using ncurses) and X (using gtk)
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Oh, cvmiller asks for the software, and bam! There it is. I ask for it a month ago, and no replies.... J/K, thanks for compiling them! It's a pretty cool little device, I use it at work.
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BarryW
post Jun 18 2006, 11:35 AM
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Well I get a device not found when I try to run the wispy_gtk, or wispy_curses. I can see the device in the devices list, but it has a yellow triangle beside it. Dmesg gives me a not claimed by any active driver message.
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post Jun 18 2006, 03:39 PM
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QUOTE(Meanie @ Jun 17 2006, 09:42 PM)
don't have one of those but for those that have it, have fun!
this works for both, cmd (using ncurses) and X (using gtk)
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Thank you _very_ much, Meanie. Barry, I'd like to hear more about how you use this little guy, and do you have it running on a larger linux machine?

I am headed for Toy-Land (read: San Francisco Bay Area) in a week, this little device is definitely on my shopping list.

Thanks again!

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cvmiller
post Jun 18 2006, 03:59 PM
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QUOTE(BarryW @ Jun 18 2006, 11:35 AM)
Well I get a device not found when I try to run the wispy_gtk, or wispy_curses.  I can see the device in the devices list, but it has a yellow triangle beside it.  Dmesg gives me a not claimed by any active driver message.
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Looking over the kismetwireless page again, it says this app uses libusb. With the XQt cramfs mounted, and the standard Zaurus ROM, doing a search turns up no libusb, which must be why Barry is having problems.

There is a rather lengthy discussion about libusb (and other things) at:
http://www.oesf.org/forums/lofiversion/index.php?t3953.html

Not sure where the "right" libusb is, tho.

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post Jun 18 2006, 04:36 PM
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I've used it on linux, mac, and windows. I use a mac more often than anything else. The mac software is nicer to look at though. If you go to my website under the computer stuff there is a movies section that has a recording of my microwave running. It's real handy to use to see what is causing wifi drop outs. I used the libusb that's with the software, didn't know if it had the proper driver patches or not. I know there was a guy that had it working over at the kismet wireless site, but I haven't been able to get ahold of him.
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post Jun 18 2006, 05:19 PM
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QUOTE(BarryW @ Jun 19 2006, 10:36 AM)
I've used it on linux, mac, and windows.  I use a mac more often than anything else.  The mac software is nicer to look at though.  If you go to my website under the computer stuff there is a movies section that has a recording of my microwave running.  It's real handy to use to see what is causing wifi drop outs.  I used the libusb that's with the software, didn't know if it had the proper driver patches or not.  I know there was a guy that had it working over at the kismet wireless site, but I haven't been able to get ahold of him.
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since I don't have this lil gadget, i can't really test it. i just added the libusb ipk from the cacko feed cause it let me compile the thing. however, that libusb package is not the latest and you might need to install a newer one. you probably also need a kernel module for that lil gadget and before you ask, my system is not setup to compile any kernel module except for the c3x00 since I do native compiles on the Z.

btw, cvmiller was just lucky I was looking at the wispy stuff when I saw his posting so he was lucky and had good timing smile.gif
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QUOTE(Meanie @ Jun 18 2006, 05:19 PM)
since I don't have this lil gadget, i can't really test it. i just added the libusb ipk from the cacko feed cause it let me compile the thing. however, that libusb package is not the latest and you might need to install a newer one. you probably also need a kernel module for that lil gadget and before you ask, my system is not setup to compile any kernel module except for the c3x00 since I do native compiles on the Z.

btw, cvmiller was just lucky I was looking at the wispy stuff when I saw his posting so he was lucky and had good timing smile.gif
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And lucky I feel! Thanks. Can you point me to the cacko feed with a URL. I'll definitely give this a try once I get my hands on the little device.

Thanks again, Meanie.

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post Jun 18 2006, 05:57 PM
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QUOTE(BarryW @ Jun 18 2006, 04:36 PM)
I've used it on linux, mac, and windows.  I use a mac more often than anything else.  The mac software is nicer to look at though.  If you go to my website under the computer stuff there is a movies section that has a recording of my microwave running.  It's real handy to use to see what is causing wifi drop outs.  I used the libusb that's with the software, didn't know if it had the proper driver patches or not.  I know there was a guy that had it working over at the kismet wireless site, but I haven't been able to get ahold of him.
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The kismet wireless site _says_ it is a userland tool, which I imply does not require any kernel modules (I hope). I have a few linuxppc machines here I can try it on (once I get one) as well as the Zaurus with the cacko libusb.

Barry, any chance you can tell us which version of libusb you are running on linux (with either synptic or rpm, depending on your flavor of linux)?

Thanks,

Craig...
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post Jun 18 2006, 08:32 PM
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QUOTE(cvmiller @ Jun 18 2006, 04:57 PM)
QUOTE(BarryW @ Jun 18 2006, 04:36 PM)
I've used it on linux, mac, and windows.  I use a mac more often than anything else.  The mac software is nicer to look at though.  If you go to my website under the computer stuff there is a movies section that has a recording of my microwave running.  It's real handy to use to see what is causing wifi drop outs.  I used the libusb that's with the software, didn't know if it had the proper driver patches or not.  I know there was a guy that had it working over at the kismet wireless site, but I haven't been able to get ahold of him.
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The kismet wireless site _says_ it is a userland tool, which I imply does not require any kernel modules (I hope). I have a few linuxppc machines here I can try it on (once I get one) as well as the Zaurus with the cacko libusb.

Barry, any chance you can tell us which version of libusb you are running on linux (with either synptic or rpm, depending on your flavor of linux)?

Thanks,

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Slackware 10.2 libusb-0.1.8

The wispy src has wispy_libusb.c file if that helps anything.
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QUOTE(BarryW @ Jun 19 2006, 02:32 PM)
QUOTE(cvmiller @ Jun 18 2006, 04:57 PM)
QUOTE(BarryW @ Jun 18 2006, 04:36 PM)
I've used it on linux, mac, and windows.  I use a mac more often than anything else.  The mac software is nicer to look at though.  If you go to my website under the computer stuff there is a movies section that has a recording of my microwave running.  It's real handy to use to see what is causing wifi drop outs.  I used the libusb that's with the software, didn't know if it had the proper driver patches or not.  I know there was a guy that had it working over at the kismet wireless site, but I haven't been able to get ahold of him.
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The kismet wireless site _says_ it is a userland tool, which I imply does not require any kernel modules (I hope). I have a few linuxppc machines here I can try it on (once I get one) as well as the Zaurus with the cacko libusb.

Barry, any chance you can tell us which version of libusb you are running on linux (with either synptic or rpm, depending on your flavor of linux)?

Thanks,

Craig...
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Slackware 10.2 libusb-0.1.8

The wispy src has wispy_libusb.c file if that helps anything.
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that's the code that calls functionality dynamically in libusb. libusb is not statically linked in but loaded at runtime so you can easily upgrade your libusb library independantly.
libusb then probably accesses the usb subsystem via usermode which means there needs to be a kernel mode driver somewhere which accesses the device.
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post Jun 18 2006, 09:59 PM
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Beats me. I'm not a programmer. I mostly just break stuff.
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post Jun 21 2006, 05:39 PM
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QUOTE(BarryW @ Jun 18 2006, 09:59 PM)
Beats me.  I'm not a programmer.  I mostly just break stuff.
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Color me dumb. I have been looking around trying to find libusb, only to see (tonight) that Meanie included it in his zip file.

Barry, you did install libusb as well as the wispy-tools, right? Can you give us the last 10 lines (or so) of your dmesg command output right after inserting the wispy.

thanks,

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post Jun 21 2006, 06:02 PM
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This gives me a:
wispy_gtk: error while loading shared libraries: libusb-0.1.4: cannot load shared object file: No such file or directory


Same for curses. Both with root and the normal zaurus user.
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