Retrieving device type

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Alexandru Csete oz9aec at
Mon Mar 3 22:14:45 UTC 2014

I must be completely missing something... When you create your source
now, don't you already pass it a string with a device descriptor?

On Mon, Mar 3, 2014 at 11:04 PM, Nick Foster <bistromath at> wrote:
> 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.
> --n
> 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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