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Old 30-09-2012, 02:32   #1
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Can't load OpenCpn

After many tries, I finally got OpenCpn to work on my Mac with CM93
charts. I played around with it for a week and it worked great, then I plugged in my GPS, BAM! the screen went crazy, looked like a Dali painting and my computer locked up. I uninstalled Opencpn and tried again. Now I get solid black
charts with blue outlines. What's going on?
Someone asked me about my log? don't know what that means.
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Old 30-09-2012, 03:00   #2
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Re: Can't load OpenCpn

Without your log file it's very hard to guess your problem.
Follow these instructions. Upload your logfile to this thread. Change the name to opencpn.log.doc before trying. This is just to bypass a quirk in the forum software.
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Old 30-09-2012, 03:57   #3
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Re: Can't load OpenCpn

Ok, I did that and got the address of my file but When I tried it, said can't find that address, check spelling. I checked 5 times. I went back to opencpn and all I'm getting is that black screen and tool bar but it locks up my computer and won't do anything.
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Re: Can't load OpenCpn

Read again the instructions, I have updated them with more detailed info on how to access the log on Windows 7.
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Re: Can't load OpenCpn

No Windows 7 I am using a Mac.
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I appologize! The W7 hidden folder is so common I automatically assumed that was it.

So you have no log file in /Users/<user name>/Library/Logs/opencpn.log ?

(You might need to go to this location in the Terminal)
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Re: Can't load OpenCpn

That's right, I have tried it 10 times. No go.
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Re: Can't load OpenCpn

Don't understand terminal. How do I go there?
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Old 30-09-2012, 05:09   #9
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The Terminal is a command line tool which among other things lets you see the actual files on your disc, not just the "user friendly" censored view that the Finder gives you. But if you don't know what it is it's not going be a good way.

Please see here: Access User ~/Library Folder in OS X Lion
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Re: Can't load OpenCpn

Ok i have two folders, One says Logs and one All Messages
what do I do with them?
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opencpn.log should be in the one called Logs
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Re: Can't load OpenCpn

Yes it is. What next?
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See comment #2 above
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OK i am trying to figure out how to how to upload the file to this thread.
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You need to reply in Advanced mode, there's a button called Manage attachments.
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