Software reboot?

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I think the 6000 is running some flavor of Linux (educated guess)?  Is it possible to have an API command to do a OS reboot?  I'm mostly thinking of remote operation (where remote could be somewhere else in the house).  I could easily call the reboot command from the command line if the API supported it.

I've seen some flakyness where (i assume) the radio thinks SmartSDR-Win is already connected but it really isn't.  When I try to load SmartSDR-Win, it will immediately bomb out with "connection lost" but a reboot of the radio fixes it.

Haven't done an exhaustive test of this condition but I figured a OS reboot would be a easy workaround/fix and would just be a handy tool to have in the bag either way.

Thanks!
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Robbie - KI4TTZ

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Steve - N5AC, VP Engineering / CTO

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The command you are looking for is "exit reboot".  It works now and is undocumented.  If you are regularly encountering problems that require a reboot, it is important that we know what these are and go fix them.  We do not want to see an application in the field that has a "reboot the radio" button and we consider it our responsibility to fix anything that would require this.  Does this make sense?
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Robbie - KI4TTZ

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Yep, totally makes sense.  It's been pretty rare that I've actually needed to power cycle.  If it happens again I'll do some troubleshooting to see if I can find any hints that point to the source of the problem.

Thanks!

-Robbie