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Old 11-03-2016, 12:51   #571
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Re: OpenPlotter project

I just got a RPi 3 that I'd like to eventually use with OpenPlotter. I'm a complete Linux newbie and a Raspberry Pi newbie as well.

Can someone explain in simple terms what I'll get when I install the OpenPlotter image on my SD card? Is it a full Linux OS, plus OpenCPN, plus all the other OpenPlotter measurements/tweaks? Plus the other Raspbian packaged programs?

I.e. Will that OpenPlotter image also include, say, the Epiphany browser that comes with Raspbian Jessie? Or will I need to download and install that sort of thing separately?
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Old 11-03-2016, 14:55   #572
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Can someone explain in simple terms what I'll get when I install the OpenPlotter image on my SD card?
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There's Openplotter, the turnkey PI image aggregating Raspian, OpenCPN and some other open source stuff, and Openplotter, the unique software that is a code project on GitHub, that is part of the image. I almost wish they were named differently but here we speak of them as one thing.

Openplotter, the unique code, is GUI for KPlex, so you can multiplex existing NMEA 0183 sources, enable an AIS receiver using a dirt cheap software defined radio, and a GUI for adding super inexpensive temperature probes, compass, GPS, switches, to augment what your NMEA instruments collect with new data. It has a very flexible way to trigger actions based on various states. It can send emails and tweets. It is what puts the GPIO interface on your PI to work for you, among other things.

So it is certainly not just a cheap person's way to run OpenCPN, slowly (but getting faster!) It is your boat instrument data hub, your boat monitoring system, and increasingly, instrument display server and very usable chartplotter.
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Old 11-03-2016, 15:25   #573
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Re: OpenPlotter project

Great -- thanks for explaining to this poor dim newbie! I have managed to write the Raspbian Jessie image to my SD card and powered up the Raspberry Pi, have spent the afternoon poking around learning basic operation and features. Will eventually install OpenPlotter once the bugs have been worked out for RPi3.

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Sailoog and I have been working on a website/forum that will allow us to organize the OpenPlotter and OpenMarine.net projects better. It has specific areas for general discussion, bug reports, wish lists, and a brag board where you can show off your work. Feel free to stop by!

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Hi Openplotter fans,

I've a Rapberry Pi (1) running Openplotter. A bit slow but it works. A problem which I encounter is trying to figure out the USB port names which I have to enter in the NMEA settings dialog. Through a USB cable a hardware NMEA MUx (Shipmodul) is connected. Trying /dev/ttyUSB0 or /dev/ttyUSB01 does not show NMEA data through the 'inspector' dialog.

Any suggestions??

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Hi Openplotter fans,

I've a Rapberry Pi (1) running Openplotter. A bit slow but it works. A problem which I encounter is trying to figure out the USB port names which I have to enter in the NMEA settings dialog. Through a USB cable a hardware NMEA MUx (Shipmodul) is connected. Trying /dev/ttyUSB0 or /dev/ttyUSB01 does not show NMEA data through the 'inspector' dialog.

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In the command line interface (terminal) type:

$lsusb
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Old 14-03-2016, 15:10   #578
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Re: OpenPlotter project

Hi,

I'm testing with a float switch. I executed the following steps:

1) wired the float switch to GND and GPIO 27
2) Enabled switch 1 with GPIO 27 and Pull up
3) added an action when switch 1 is on with a message

It works great.

what is the best way to close the message box when the float switch is back in the normal position?
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Right, I've just tried that image with a monitor plugged in and same result, doesn't get past a rainbow screen and the LED flashes 4 long, 4 short repeated.
Not sure what to suggest now, I'm afraid.
Same problem here with a Pi 3.

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Same problem here with a Pi 3.

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Rainbow screen = under voltage / to small power supply. Before doing anything else, please switch to a proper power supply capable of 2,5A - the original power supply for the RIP 3 is excellent.

It seems that depending on the configuration, some images makes the PI to use more power than other images, especially images with the new opengl driver, and thereby toe PI will boot fine with some images with a bad power supply but not with images making the pi to have a higher power consumption.
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Re: OpenPlotter project

Don't think this is my issue, as I had purchased from MCM Electronics: Home and Pro Audio/Video, Security and Test Equipment the more powerful one (2.5 amps) recommended for use with the Pi 3.

This one: Official Raspberry Pi™ Foundation 5V 2.5A Power Supply | T5875DV | Distributed By MCM.

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A quick flash of white then a boxed rainbow screen is normal on raspian, are you saying it is abnormal to have rainbow in openplotter?

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Hi Openplotter fans,

I've a Rapberry Pi (1) running Openplotter. A bit slow but it works. A problem which I encounter is trying to figure out the USB port names which I have to enter in the NMEA settings dialog. Through a USB cable a hardware NMEA MUx (Shipmodul) is connected. Trying /dev/ttyUSB0 or /dev/ttyUSB01 does not show NMEA data through the 'inspector' dialog.

Any suggestions??

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Devices fromn Shipmodul are a little bit specials. I have to create udev rules to make them work inb OP. In theory OP should detect and mount your Shuipmodul devices.

what model are you trying to connect?
what devices shows the serial devices list when you try to create a serial input?
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I'm testing with a float switch. I executed the following steps:

1) wired the float switch to GND and GPIO 27
2) Enabled switch 1 with GPIO 27 and Pull up
3) added an action when switch 1 is on with a message

It works great.

what is the best way to close the message box when the float switch is back in the normal position?
Setting an action "close all messages" for a "float switch 1 is off" trigger.
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Same problem here with a Pi 3.

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You are running OpenPlotter v0.6.0 and this is your problem:
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