[How To] Compiling QSSTV 7.1 under Debian testing (wheezy)

Description:

QSSTV 7.1 is a program for receiving and transmitting SSTV and for receiving FAX. A lot of enhancement have been made since QSSTV version 5 and 6. It took me a while to come up with a new version due to my professional activities.
This is a beta version, and you can expect to find updates and bug fixes on a (not so) regular basis.

UPDATE Monday 21 May 10:49:52 CST 2012: QSSTV 7.1.7 is now available in the Debian repository for about a month now as of writing this

Getting the source:

wget http://users.telenet.be/on4qz/qsstv/downloads/qsstv_7.1.7.tgz

Installing the required software:

# apt-get install g++ libfftw3-dev qt4-qmake libqt4-dev hamlib-dev libasound2-dev

Compiling:

$ tar -xvzf qsstv_7.1.7tgz
$ cd qsstv_7.1.7
$ qmake-qt4
$ make

Optional:
you can either run QSSTV from it current location or you can install it system wide by

# make install

Notes:
The only problem I got with running QSSTV was it complaining about GTK+

$ ./qsstv 
QGtkStyle was unable to detect the current GTK+ theme.

But it can easily fixed by running

export GTK2_RC_FILES="$HOME/.gtkrc-2.0"

or you can just edit the Trolltech.conf file and change the line ‘style=GTK+‘ to ‘style=Cleanlooks

nano ~/.config/Trolltech.conf

Reference:
http://users.telenet.be/on4qz/qsstv/documentation/index.html

Comments (3)

  1. 16:20, Wednesday, May 23, 2012Dave  / Reply

    I can’t for the life of me figure out how to get audio from the sound card into qsstv. Would you please expand this howto to include this crucial step?

    • 10:59, Thursday, May 24, 2012Dale  / Reply

      your question is bit out the scope of this how to, but I would at a start look at your audio mixer for the daemon you are using ie pulseaudio or alsa and check that the feed your using ie mic, line-in etc is not muted.

      • 7:26, Sunday, May 27, 2012Dave  / Reply

        I opened up everything and nothing seems to work.

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