The documentation says the following:

The program requires the complete installation of Mono. You install for example with apt-get the packet mono-complete.

Until an installation packet is available at a later time the installation has to be done manually. Download the proper zip file to your PC. (http://dv4m.ham-dmr.ch) and unpack it into a directory of your choice below the home directory.

In order to gain access to the USB/serial interface the user account must become a member of the group “dialout”. Open the Console and enter sudo gpasswd —add myusername dialout

The DV4mini program gets started by entering mono dv4mini.exe in the console or you can create a desktop icon.

The link from the manual seems dead; it redirects to a German website for the DV4 mini; it has no .zips containing the necessary files (dv4mini.exe, dmr, dstar, and dv_serial) to download, only setup.exe installer-files that Mono won't run:

elliottcable@ham-vm ~/Downloads $ mono ./2017_12_10_setup.exe 
Cannot open assembly './2017_12_10_setup.exe': File does not contain a valid CIL image.

Frankly, I'm a little stuck. I'm a pretty-experienced developer and *nix user, but I've never used any Windows / Mono stuff before.

How the hell do I get my DV4mini software running on “PC-Linux?”


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The very first link on the German website leads to a .zip file: link.

That zip file only contains the installer.

You'll have to run the installer using wine (Wine is easy to install under Ubuntu), and then you can run the program itself from the installation directory using mono.

  • $\begingroup$ Ah, I edited the original question. I knew there was a .zip file, but I meant, "no files as-described by the manual — only installer files." But that worked! I forgot wine existed, and was separate thing from mono. Windows! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ $\endgroup$ Nov 27, 2017 at 23:54

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