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How To install PLUG Linux Software for Fender Mustang on Fedora24

Introduction

ok, so you are a guitar player and you have a Fender Mustang amplifier and in the past you have had a WIndows sysytem running Fender FUSE software to edit your amp. Now you have a Linux system and would like to do the same, well no fear we have PLUG.

PLUG is Linux Software for Fender Mustang Amplifiers. It is available in the Fedora 24 reposiitory for version 1.1, but in this post we will be installing the latest version 1.2.1.

Process

First part of the process is to install the prerequisites for compiling PLUG. PLUG uses qmake which is part of QT developer tools and libusb-1.0. Open a terminal and type.

$ sudo dnf install mingw64-qt5-qmake

Next we will need to download the latest from https://bitbucket.org/piorekf/plug/get/tip.tar.gz and extract.

$ tar -xzvf piorekf-plug-7de1969d38ab.tar.gz

Now lets start the process.

$ cd piorekf-plug-7de1969d38ab/plug
$ qmake-qt5 plug.pro
$ make

Now we can install it.

$ sudo make install

Before we start plug we need to set a few udev rules.

$ cd /lib/udev/rules.d/
$ sudo vi 50-mustang.rules

Put in the following lines and save the file.

SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ENV{DEVTYPE}=="usb_device", ATTRS{idVendor}=="1ed8", ATTRS{idProduct}=="0004", GROUP="plugdev"
SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ENV{DEVTYPE}=="usb_device", ATTRS{idVendor}=="1ed8", ATTRS{idProduct}=="0005", GROUP="plugdev"
SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ENV{DEVTYPE}=="usb_device", ATTRS{idVendor}=="1ed8", ATTRS{idProduct}=="0006", GROUP="plugdev"
SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ENV{DEVTYPE}=="usb_device", ATTRS{idVendor}=="1ed8", ATTRS{idProduct}=="0007", GROUP="plugdev"
SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ENV{DEVTYPE}=="usb_device", ATTRS{idVendor}=="1ed8", ATTRS{idProduct}=="0010", GROUP="plugdev"
SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ENV{DEVTYPE}=="usb_device", ATTRS{idVendor}=="1ed8", ATTRS{idProduct}=="0011", GROUP="plugdev"
SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ENV{DEVTYPE}=="usb_device", ATTRS{idVendor}=="1ed8", ATTRS{idProduct}=="0012", GROUP="plugdev"
SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ENV{DEVTYPE}=="usb_device", ATTRS{idVendor}=="1ed8", ATTRS{idProduct}=="0013", GROUP="plugdev"
SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ENV{DEVTYPE}=="usb_device", ATTRS{idVendor}=="1ed8", ATTRS{idProduct}=="0014", GROUP="plugdev"
SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ENV{DEVTYPE}=="usb_device", ATTRS{idVendor}=="1ed8", ATTRS{idProduct}=="0015", GROUP="plugdev"
SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ENV{DEVTYPE}=="usb_device", ATTRS{idVendor}=="1ed8", ATTRS{idProduct}=="0016", GROUP="plugdev"
SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ENV{DEVTYPE}=="usb_device", ATTRS{idVendor}=="1ed8", ATTRS{idProduct}=="0017", GROUP="plugdev"

Next we need to create the plugdev group and add your id to the group.

$ sudo groupadd plugdev
$ sudo usermod -a -G plugdev <yourid>

Reboot your system.

Once you are back and running it is time to plugin your Fender Mustang Amplifier USB connection and turn it on. A quick check with dmesg tells us what the system sees.

plug_dmesg

So the system sees it and it is idProduct 0010 which is one of the udev definitions we created. So now we are ready to open PLUG.

At the terminal type

$ plug &

And we see the current settings it read off the amplifier.

PLUG

Now you can edit the Mustang settings as you could with Fender FUSE on Windows. For more on using PLUG refer to PLUG Wiki page.

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