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Old 18-09-2012, 17:18   #16
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Re: BU353 Problem with OpenCPN

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HOWEVER the guy that set my BU353 GPS operating has installed an Icon on my screen CmapEsc which if I highlight I get into what appears to be a nav. programme and Cmap charts
What this guy has done is installed an old program, CMap4, which you don't want or need. It does prove that your GPS is working OK and that you have a set of cm93 charts that work. I recommend you delete this program. It probably doesn't show up in the Windows 'add or remove programs'. It may be directly under the C: drive or even under C:\Program Files. It will look like the image below. And the icon on your desktop should look like the one in the image 'CmapEcs.exe'. Delete the folder from your computer and the shortcut on the desktop.

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Old 19-09-2012, 08:54   #17
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Re: BU353 Problem with OpenCPN

phil23...and read bdbcat's post #15. It really does look as though your gps is working fine but you haven't any charts installed properly. To prove this, click the red boat icon in the toolbar (the "Autofollow" button) and your screen should center on the gps position. zoom in until it turns into a red boat instead of a gunsight if you like. OpenCPN comes with a world map useful for panning to your general location but doesn't come with navigation charts of her own.

Click the ? button and Read the onboard help file to install what charts you have.
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Old 21-09-2012, 18:26   #18
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Re: BU353 Problem with OpenCPN

This is driving me nuts!!! I have found the following in the about Opencpn section of help on the toolbar but cannot work out how to access it.
logfile location c:\programdata\opencpn\opencpn.log
Can to pleades advise me how to get there.
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Old 21-09-2012, 21:37   #19
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Can to pleades advise me how to get there.
With Windows Explorer, in the top window type "C:\Program Data". Actually, when you type the "P" there should be a drop down box with the link shown.

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Old 22-09-2012, 05:19   #20
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Re: BU353 Problem with OpenCPN

The C:\ProgramData folder is by default HIDDEN in Windows.

To access it you need to un-hide it by doing the following:

1. Go to Control Panel > Folder Options
2. Switch to View tab
3. Select "Show hidden files, folders and drives".
4. Unselect "Hide extensions for know file types"
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Old 23-09-2012, 16:53   #21
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Re: BU353 Problem with OpenCPN

Thanks again for the help. I am not much of a computer "wiz" and have trouble working stuff out. From the help section on the task bar I am told my Log File Location is: c:\programData\opencpn\openspn.log but for the life of me I cannot work out how to access it!!!
Oh for sextant and compas!!
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Old 23-09-2012, 17:07   #22
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Re: BU353 Problem with OpenCPN

I gave you the exact instructions in my post above. Were you not able to follow them? These instruction will make c:\ProgramData visible, you can then go there and look at the log file.
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Re: BU353 Problem with OpenCPN

I am sorry for some reason I missed your reply, I will try that right now. Thank you for your help
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Re: BU353 Problem with OpenCPN

Ok if what I am seeing is my log file after opening c:\programData etc in my address bar then I have locatedit/found it. How do I best get it to you guys to examine it appears to have quite a bit of text!!
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Hi Guys,

Is this the Logfile Location you require to help me further
Thanks
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12:33:59:

12:33:59: 2012-09-24
12:33:59: -------Starting opencpn-------
12:33:59: Version 3.0.2 Build 2012-07-07
12:33:59: MemoryStatus: mem_total: 3947 mb, mem_initial: 8 mb
12:33:59: SData_Locn is C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenCPN\
12:33:59: Using existing Config_File: C:\ProgramData\opencpn\opencpn.ini
12:33:59: Setting Viewpoint Lat/Lon -35.2215, 174.042
12:33:59: Setting Ownship Lat/Lon -35.2477, 174.12
12:33:59: System default Language: en_NZ
12:33:59 PM: Opencpn language set to: en_US
12:33:59 PM: ChartSymbols loaded from C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenCPN\s57data\chartsymbols.xml
12:34:00 PM: Using s57data in C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenCPN\s57data
12:34:00 PM: Setting Viewpoint Lat/Lon -35.2215, 174.042
12:34:00 PM: Setting Ownship Lat/Lon -35.2477, 174.12
12:34:00 PM: NMEA Data Source is....Serial:COM3
12:34:00 PM: AIS Data Source is....None
12:34:00 PM: Using WVSChart datafile: C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenCPN\wvsdata\wvs43.dat
12:34:00 PM: NMEA AutoPilot Port is....None
12:34:00 PM: PlugInManager searching for PlugIns in location C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenCPN\plugins
12:34:00 PM: PlugInManager: Loading PlugIn: C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenCPN\plugins/dashboard_pi.dll
12:34:00 PM: C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenCPN\plugins/dashboard_pi.dll Version detected: 106
12:34:00 PM: PlugInManager: Loading PlugIn: C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenCPN\plugins/grib_pi.dll
12:34:00 PM: C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenCPN\plugins/grib_pi.dll Version detected: 107
12:34:00 PM: OpenGL-> Renderer String: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family
12:34:00 PM: OpenGL-> Detected Intel renderer, disabling stencil buffer
12:34:00 PM: OpenGL-> Framebuffer Objects unavailable
12:34:00 PM: OpenGL-> Using Depth buffer clipping
12:34:00 PM: OpenGL-> Estimated Max Resident Textures: 98
12:34:00 PM: ChartDB Cache policy: Application target is 1024 MBytes
12:34:00 PM: Loading chart db version: V016
12:34:00 PM: Chartdb: Chart directory list follows
12:34:00 PM: Chart directory #0: C:\Users\Phil\Documents\CM93
12:34:00 PM: GPS Watchdog Timeout is: 6 sec.
12:34:00 PM: OpenPD: 352, new_count = 1 for COM3
12:34:44 PM: opencpn::MyFrame exiting cleanly.
12:34:44 PM: Chart cache purge
12:34:44 PM: PlugInManager: UnLoading PlugIn: C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenCPN\plugins/dashboard_pi.dll
12:34:44 PM: PlugInManager: UnLoading PlugIn: C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenCPN\plugins/grib_pi.dll
12:34:44 PM: Stopping Secondary Thread
12:34:44 PM: ClosePD: 352, count_after_close = 0 for COM3
12:34:44 PM: and so CloseComPortPhysical
12:34:45 PM: Stopped in 1 sec.
12:34:45 PM: Chart cache purge
12:34:45 PM: LOGBOOK: 2012-09-24 19:34:45 UTC OFF: Lat -35.24768 Lon 174.12032 COG 136.46000 SOG 0.16
12:34:45 PM: opencpn::MyApp exiting cleanly...
12:59:10:

12:59:10: 2012-09-24
12:59:10: -------Starting opencpn-------
12:59:10: Version 3.0.2 Build 2012-07-07
12:59:10: MemoryStatus: mem_total: 3947 mb, mem_initial: 8 mb
12:59:10: SData_Locn is C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenCPN\
12:59:10: Using existing Config_File: C:\ProgramData\opencpn\opencpn.ini
12:59:10: Setting Viewpoint Lat/Lon -35.1904, 174.374
12:59:10: Setting Ownship Lat/Lon -35.2477, 174.12
12:59:10: System default Language: en_NZ
12:59:10 PM: Opencpn language set to: en_US
12:59:10 PM: ChartSymbols loaded from C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenCPN\s57data\chartsymbols.xml
12:59:11 PM: Using s57data in C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenCPN\s57data
12:59:11 PM: Setting Viewpoint Lat/Lon -35.1904, 174.374
12:59:11 PM: Setting Ownship Lat/Lon -35.2477, 174.12
12:59:11 PM: NMEA Data Source is....Serial:COM3
12:59:11 PM: AIS Data Source is....None
12:59:11 PM: Using WVSChart datafile: C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenCPN\wvsdata\wvs43.dat
12:59:11 PM: NMEA AutoPilot Port is....None
12:59:11 PM: PlugInManager searching for PlugIns in location C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenCPN\plugins
12:59:11 PM: PlugInManager: Loading PlugIn: C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenCPN\plugins/dashboard_pi.dll
12:59:11 PM: C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenCPN\plugins/dashboard_pi.dll Version detected: 106
12:59:11 PM: PlugInManager: Loading PlugIn: C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenCPN\plugins/grib_pi.dll
12:59:11 PM: C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenCPN\plugins/grib_pi.dll Version detected: 107
12:59:11 PM: OpenPD: 352, new_count = 1 for COM3
12:59:11 PM: OpenGL-> Renderer String: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family
12:59:11 PM: OpenGL-> Detected Intel renderer, disabling stencil buffer
12:59:11 PM: OpenGL-> Framebuffer Objects unavailable
12:59:11 PM: OpenGL-> Using Depth buffer clipping
12:59:11 PM: OpenGL-> Estimated Max Resident Textures: 98
12:59:11 PM: ChartDB Cache policy: Application target is 1024 MBytes
12:59:11 PM: Loading chart db version: V016
12:59:11 PM: Chartdb: Chart directory list follows
12:59:11 PM: Chart directory #0: C:\Users\Phil\Documents\CM93
12:59:11 PM: GPS Watchdog Timeout is: 6 sec.
1:00:00 PM: LOGBOOK: 2012-09-24 20:00:00 UTC GPS Lat -35.24773 Lon 174.12043 COG 13.03000 SOG 0.03
1:00:00 PM: Using bells sound file: C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenCPN\sounds\2bells.wav
1:00:46 PM: EnumerateSerialPorts() Found Garmin USB Driver.
1:01:28 PM: EnumerateSerialPorts() Found Garmin USB Driver.
1:01:57 PM: EnumerateSerialPorts() Found Garmin USB Driver.
1:02:39 PM: opencpn::MyFrame exiting cleanly.
1:02:39 PM: Chart cache purge
1:02:39 PM: PlugInManager: UnLoading PlugIn: C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenCPN\plugins/dashboard_pi.dll
1:02:39 PM: PlugInManager: UnLoading PlugIn: C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenCPN\plugins/grib_pi.dll
1:02:39 PM: Stopping Secondary Thread
1:02:39 PM: ClosePD: 352, count_after_close = 0 for COM3
1:02:39 PM: and so CloseComPortPhysical
1:02:40 PM: Stopped in 1 sec.
1:02:40 PM: Chart cache purge
1:02:40 PM: LOGBOOK: 2012-09-24 20:02:40 UTC OFF: Lat -35.24781 Lon 174.12046 COG 137.00000 SOG 0.54
1:02:40 PM: opencpn::MyApp exiting cleanly...
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Old 24-09-2012, 04:19   #26
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Re: BU353 Problem with OpenCPN

OK, so you have configured C:\Users\Phil\Documents\CM93 as the folder where your cm93 charts are, but OpenCPN is not opening them.

The content of the C:\Users\Phil\Documents\CM93 folder should look something like below, could you verify that this is right?
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Re: BU353 Problem with OpenCPN

Yes exactly like that and also that is what appears when I highlight the Charts heading on the Opencpn toolbar
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Try to do a database reload then:
Go to the Toolbox, Charts Tab, check "Force Full Database Rebuild" and OK.
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Old 24-09-2012, 13:44   #29
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Yep tried that and no result. This is really frustrating!!!
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Old 24-09-2012, 14:16   #30
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@phil23

Please report the size of your CM93 directory. Right click the icon and then click "properties". I'm afraid I don't think that your CM93 installation is ok!
Does your OpenCPN work correctly with the NZ raster BSB charts, that are freely available?

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