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Create your own digipup

Please follow these instructions to create your own Puppy with the W1HKJ ham software suite:

Download the latest Ubuntu compatible Puppy iso image (TahrPup?) from Puppy Linux.

Burn your CD using the instructions given on the puppy site.

Reboot the computer from the Live Puppy CD. If your final target is a USB boot device you should follow the puppy site instructions and create that bootable Puppy OS (reboot to the USB stick before proceeding).

Install the following "pet's" in the order given - if you are running Puppy you can simply click on the link and the "petget" program will install the program and all supporting files

  1. fldigi pet
  2. flarq pet
  3. flrig pet
  4. flmsg pet
  6. flwrap pet
  7. fllog pet
  8. flwkey pet

or simply visit to download each file as required.

The pet installer will add each executable to the menu system. You will find the entries on the "Network" or "Internet" menu heirarchy, depending on Puppy version you are using.

Open the Rox viewer in the Home directory (the home icon on the desktop). Click on "my-applications" and then "bin". You should find the new executable items in this directory, /root/my-applications/bin. You can assign a nice 48x48 png image to each of the executables.

Open a 2nd instance of the Rox filer (click on the Home icon) in the 2nd Rox filer change directory to /usr/share/midi-icons. This is the default directory that petget places the 48x48 images.

Right click on one of the executables, fldigi for example *select Set Icon... from the popup menu *drag the icon, fldigi48.png from the /usr/share/midi-icons directory and drop it on the Set icon dialog box where indicated *repeat for the other programs. The executable files in the ~/my-applications/bin directory should now be shown with the icon images that you selected.

If you want to create a desktop item for each of these you can do so with a very simple step. Drag the executable from the ~/my-applications/bin directory and drop it on the desktop. That creates a link complete with a nice icon image on the desktop that allows you to single click on it to execute the program.