LimeSDR and friends in virtualbox (works)


#1

Hello,

Here’s a link to an easy-to-use recipe for running LimeSuiteGUI etc. on Virtualbox on a Mac. See https://github.com/j4zzcat/j4zzcat-iot-limesdr/blob/master/vagrant. Is seems to be working, but additional testing is needed. Please report any issues on github.

Cheers,
-S.


#2

Hi j4zzcat

I went through everything on Github to install your VM on my iMac.
All installed OK, except I can’t get anything from my LimeSDR Mini. It shows up on the iMac systems report as LimeSDR Mini on the USB 3.0 Bus.
I get this when trying to running the VNC viewer:

TigerVNC Viewer 64-bit v1.9.0
Built on: 2018-12-23 18:25
Copyright © 1999-2018 TigerVNC Team and many others (see README.rst)
See http://www.tigervnc.org for information on TigerVNC.

Wed Feb 6 15:03:32 2019
DecodeManager: Detected 4 CPU core(s)
DecodeManager: Creating 4 decoder thread(s)
CConn: connected to host localhost port 15901
CConn: End of stream

Input returns to the console.
What do I do next?
Do I need some different firmware on the dongle?
It has been working on a Windows 7 PC with Simon Brown’s SDR Console.
Tony


#3

I got out of headless mode and tried running your Virtual Box (j4zzcat-limesdr.vbox) from my Mac screen. I get a screen with Ubuntu, but I don’t know the user name and password to log in - I thought it might be my own iMac login, but not.

Tony