On the Ubuntu 16.04 PC, I inserted the FUNcube Dongle Pro+ into a USB socket. In terminal, lsusb (list usb) gave:
Bus 001 Devi6:ID 04d8:fb31 Microchip Technology, Inc.
Michael Hirsch’s blog has an entry on the topic of running SpectraVue on WINE on Linux.
I followed his instructions & downloaded Spectravue 3.39 into a new folder on my Ubuntu 16.04 PC:
WINE was already installed, so I skipped:
apt install wine
I used winetricks to install the .dll files:
winetricks mfc42 vcrun2010
And I added the alias:
alias SpectraVue=’wine ~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/SpectraVue/SpectraVue.exe’
SpectraVue launched OK under WINE.
Then I needed siqs_ftdi in order to feed the data to SpectraVue, so I installed cutesdr:
sudo apt-get install cutesdr
However I could not find siqs_ftdi and it would not launch from terminal.
27-Jan-2019: I tried installing cutesdr via Ubuntu Software Centre on a different machine running Ubuntu 14.04. The More Info definitely mentions “this package also supports SDR-IQ/14 using an included network protocol application (siqs_ftdi) by Andrea Montefusco IW0HDV with support from Ken Hopper N9VV”.
siqs_ftdi launched fine from terminal! It did not see the FCD though.
I tried again on the Ubuntu 16.04 PC:
sudo apt-get purge cutesdr
I tried Ubuntu Software Centre, but it did not find cutesdr. So I installed cutesdr again as above. It installed fine, but siqs-ftdi would not run. It wasn’t in /bin, though cutesdr was.
Overall: there seems to be a difference between installing cutesdr on Ubuntu 14.04 and 16.04. I don’t understand why. I’ll give up on SpectraVue on Linux for the time being.