Firstly, I am helping my father and do not have a strong grasp of the terminology or technology at work here, so forgive me if I seem ignorant.
Ok, my father is trying to get his AIS
setup working. The equipment
consists of an Advansea RX-100 that is connected via USB to a computer running Ubuntu 12.04 and viewing the AIS
input via OpenCPN
. The problem is that the computer doesn't seem to register any input from the RX-100. He just installed Ubuntu and used to do this in Windows and ShipPlotter, so it is not a new error, it has never worked.
The FTDI driver came pre-installed, so the computer should be simulating a serial
port from the USB input. a simple lsusb tells us that there is a FTDI decive connected. Minicom does not register any input and openCPN
does not find any dataports.
So, does anybody have a similar setup and know a thing or two about how such a setup should be constructed? Any thoughts are very welcome.