wispy on linux

So, a while back I got a Wi-Spy, which works great on Windows XP. I saw that there are some wispy tools for Linux, so I thought I would try them out on my Ubuntu laptop. I downloaded the files and extracted to /home/michael/wispy.

michael@orion:/$ cd /home/michael/wispy
michael@orion:~/wispy$ sudo apt-get install libusb-dev libncurses5-dev libgtk2.0-dev
michael@orion:~/wispy$ ./configure
michael@orion:~/wispy$ make
michael@orion:~/wispy$ sudo ./wispy_gtk

This worked out just fine (and yes, libgtk2.0-dev installed a ton of stuff), but the colors look horrid. The whole spectromap takes on this lemony-green color even when nothing much is happening. Very ugly, but then again, this is just a quick set of tools whipped together and really is no replacement for using Chanalyzer on Windows. Still, this is nice in case I ever do want to see what’s going on and only have my Ubuntu with me.