WSPR in a Linux environment

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WSPR in a Linux environment

Bit of background: I run Linux as my primary OS, Mint 4.0 "Daryna" on my Desktop, and Mint 3.0 "Cassandra" on my oldish LapTop (it's an HP omnibook xt6200 - and just refuses to run 4.0 :-(( ).
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I still have a few apps that just wont yield to a native Linux app: VQlog, TacLog (VHF and up contest log program for DOS!(I run it in a dosemu session)) and WSPR. On the laptop I run Win2K on Virtualbox , and it does just fine as a stopgap solution.

Now I've also managed to get WSP running, using COM1 to control PTT and everything. Only apparent potential problem are some very short interruptions of Tx'ed LF, probably caused by the LapTop's rather slow processor's (1.6GHz) need to attend to other duties. It doesn't seem to be a huge problem, as I am being decoded at least by some stations, but could potentially hinder decoding when conditions are adverse.

Thoughts anyone?

Best 73 de OZ1PIF, Peter