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Yes, you can operate your Flexradio from Linux
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Duplicate my setup with at least: Intel 8th Gen Processor, 16 GB RAM, Windows 10 Pro 64-bit, Flexradio 6000-series
Software: SmartSDR [+firmware] 3.2.34, Crossover 20.0.4
if you attempt this using Wine 5.0 and not Crossover, you should be able to achieve the same results - but you are on your own for support. i support buying the simplest Crossover license which in turn supports further development of Wine. N.B. the FlexVSP drivers will not be successfully installed, limiting your Flexradio control to those things which do not need CAT and DAX.
I created a Win10 64bit Bottle and ran the SmartSDR installer.
If you want to skip the experience of seeing two installation windows appear full of Chinese language pictograms and to which the only legible responses for this English speaker were "Yes" followed by "OK", install .Net 4.0 first rather than attempt the SmartSDR installation.
In Crossover: "Install Windows Software" -> type ".net" ('dot' net), and pick "Microsoft .Net Framework 4.0" off of the list. "Continue" on to the next steps. When you reach the step of selecting the Bottle, be sure to select your Windows 10 64-bit bottle (I named mine "Win10 64bit"). Kicking off the installation of .Net 4.0 will cause .Net 2.0 to be installed first. Be agreeable to the license agreement prompts.
Next run the SmartSDR installer (again begin with "Install Windows Software", type "SmartSDR" and choose "Unlisted Application 'SmartSDR'" from the list. Be sure to select your Win10 64bit bottle). Don't run SmartSDR just yet. You need the two Flexradio fonts and some Windows Fonts.
Deposit copies of these font files into the Fonts directory you will find at <your-linux-homedir>/.cxoffice/Win10-64bit/drive_c/windows/Fonts (assuming you also named your bottle "Win10 64bit"):
DidactGothic-Regular.ttf msgothic.ttc segoeuil.ttf seguibli.ttf seguisli.ttf
DidactGothic.ttf napoliserial-xlight-regular.ttf segoeuisl.ttf seguibl.ttf s-napoa.ttf
l_10646.ttf segoeuib.ttf segoeui.ttf seguisbi.ttf tahomabd.ttf
micross.ttf segoeuii.ttf segoeuiz.ttf seguisb.ttf tahoma.ttf
Now you can run SmartSDR!
You will want to be sure in the Settings menu "Autostart CAT" and "Autostart DAX" are not checked/enabled.
You can scan the bands via multiFLEX, or switch your radio to SmartControl Mode. Directly connected hardware (Mic, Key, Headset, Foot pedal, etc.) will function as always, in addition to CWX in SmartSDR.
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