Retrieving device type

Nick Foster bistromath at
Mon Mar 3 22:04:06 UTC 2014

Sure. I could explicitly set this, but it means now I need a separate menu
item or configuration switch for each Osmo source -- and there are a bunch.
Not the end of the world, just hoping for something easier.


On Mon, Mar 3, 2014 at 2:02 PM, Alexandru Csete <oz9aec at> wrote:

> On Mon, Mar 3, 2014 at 10:35 PM, Nick Foster <bistromath at> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > gr-osmosdr is great at abstracting the device type, but now I find myself
> > wishing to de-abstract. For instance: HackRF has large DC offset, so I'd
> > like the option to switch in a DC blocking filter when using that source.
> > RTL dongles can't support more than 2.4Msps reliably, so I'd like to be
> able
> > to cope accordingly at initialization time.
> >
> > Is there a good way to retrieve, say, a string descriptor telling me
> which
> > particular source I'm using?
> None that I know of, but aren't you the one who decides what device is
> in use by passing e.g. "hackrf=0" as argument to the constructor?
> Alex
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