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Old 18-07-2013, 18:55   #1
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Charts don't open, New PC Windows 8

Used OpenCPN on my prior laptop PC under Windows 7. It was killed. Didn't like a paperweight drop from 2'. Don't recall the version of OpenCPN that was being used, but it was downloaded at least a year ago.
New PC is Windows 8. I'm unimpressed, and less so if that is where my OpenCPN problem lies, but hopefully that is a different story.
Downloaded current version of OpenCPN (3.2.2).
Restored my files from backup. They seem to be OK based on other uses. And, the chart (.KAP) files seem to be there too.
I pointed OpenCPN to them. Libraries>Documents>MyDocument>NOAA Charts.
The charts don't open.
Suggestions?

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Re: Charts don't open, New PC Windows 8

Ken...

Lets see a post of your logfile, please.

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Old 18-07-2013, 19:42   #3
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Re: Charts don't open, New PC Windows 8

I tried to attach the file, but don't see anything here that indicates success.

I'll try to copy it in to a subsequent reply. That could be a challenge too as it is quite long, because I have most of the maps for the US East Coast and an error message was created for each file. And, I think I tried twice or so.
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Re: Charts don't open, New PC Windows 8

Ken...

Maybe you can just show a snippet of the failed chart messages, to get us started. Cut and paste a bit into the body of the post if too long to attach.

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Old 18-07-2013, 20:00   #5
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Re: Charts don't open, New PC Windows 8

The first try had too many characters. 1.3M vs a 60K limit. Here is the beginning of the log, leading to a Failed to Open message.

Looking at the path to each file, it does not seem the same as I recall when I tried to point OpenCPN to the files. Maybe something to do with my file recovery, or just something I don't understand.

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23:21:20:
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23:21:20: 2013-07-07
23:21:20: ------- Starting OpenCPN -------
23:21:20: Version 3.2.2 Build 2013-05-08
23:21:20: wxWidgets version: wxWidgets 2.8.12
23:21:20: MemoryStatus: mem_total: 3977 mb, mem_initial: 8 mb
23:21:20: SData_Locn is C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenCPN\
23:21:20: Using existing Config_File: C:\ProgramData\opencpn\opencpn.ini
23:21:20: Styles loading from C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenCPN\uidata\styles.xml
23:21:20: No styles found at: C:\ProgramData\opencpn\
23:21:20: No styles found at: C:\ProgramData\opencpn\.opencpn\
23:21:20: Setting Viewpoint Lat/Lon 39.7518, -74.285
23:21:20: Setting Ownship Lat/Lon 33.358, -79.282
23:21:20: System default Language: en_US
11:21:20 PM: Opencpn language set to: en_US
11:21:20 PM: ChartSymbols loaded from C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenCPN\s57data\chartsymbols.xml
11:21:20 PM: Using s57data in C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenCPN\s57data
11:21:20 PM: Setting Viewpoint Lat/Lon 39.7518, -74.285
11:21:20 PM: Setting Ownship Lat/Lon 33.358, -79.282
11:21:21 PM: PlugInManager searching for PlugIns in location C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenCPN\plugins
11:21:21 PM: PlugInManager: Loading PlugIn: C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenCPN\plugins/dashboard_pi.dll
11:21:21 PM: C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenCPN\plugins/dashboard_pi.dll Version detected: 106
11:21:21 PM: PlugInManager: Loading PlugIn: C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenCPN\plugins/grib_pi.dll
11:21:21 PM: C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenCPN\plugins/grib_pi.dll Version detected: 107
11:21:21 PM: ChartDB Cache policy: Application target is 1024 MBytes
11:21:21 PM: Loading chart db version: V017
11:21:21 PM: Chartdb: Chart directory list follows
11:21:21 PM: Chart directory #0: C:\Users\emenskl\Documents\Documents\NOAA Charts
11:21:21 PM: GPS Watchdog Timeout is: 6 sec.
11:21:21 PM: Loading World Chart Q=2 in 157 ms.
11:21:21 PM: Background world map loaded from GSHHS datafiles found in: C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenCPN\gshhs\
11:22:16 PM: LOGBOOK: 2013-07-08 03:22:16 UTC DR Lat 33.35800 Lon -79.28200
11:22:52 PM: EnumerateSerialPorts() Found Garmin USB Driver.
23:24:27: Error: Cannot set locale to language Arabic (Uae).
11:27:27 PM:
11:27:27 PM: Starting chart database Update...
11:27:27 PM: Error: Failed to open 'C:\Users\emenskl\Documents\Documents\NOAA Charts\Approaches to St. Johns River 11490\11490.BSB' for reading (error 5: access is denied.)
11:27:27 PM: Error: Failed to open 'C:\Users\emenskl\Documents\Documents\NOAA Charts\Approaches to St. Johns River 11490\11490.BSB' for reading (error 5: access is denied.)
11:27:27 PM: Error: Failed to retrieve file times for 'C:\Users\emenskl\Documents\Documents\NOAA Charts\Approaches to St. Johns River 11490\11490.BSB' (error 5: access is denied.)
11:27:27 PM: Error: Failed to open 'C:\Users\emenskl\Documents\Documents\NOAA Charts\Approaches to St. Johns River 11490\11490_1.KAP' for reading (error 5: access is denied.)
11:27:27 PM: Error: Failed to open 'C:\Users\emenskl\Documents\Documents\NOAA Charts\Approaches to St. Johns River 11490\11490_1.KAP' for reading (error 5: access is denied.)
11:27:27 PM: Error: Failed to retrieve file times for 'C:\Users\emenskl\Documents\Documents\NOAA Charts\Approaches to St. Johns River 11490\11490_1.KAP' (error 5: access is denied.)
11:27:27 PM: Error: Failed to open 'C:\Users\emenskl\Docu
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Old 18-07-2013, 20:07   #6
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Re: Charts don't open, New PC Windows 8

emenski...
Looks like a permissions problem, check "Access Denied" or other errors when accessing or working with files and folders in Windows

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Old 19-07-2013, 14:00   #7
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Re: Charts don't open, New PC Windows 8

Thanks.

I checked the Properties of the files. They were set for the correct Group/user name and Permissions (Full Control etc.). Maybe it's something with .KAP files. Doubt that compatibility for them would be a high concern with Microsoft.

The easiest next step was to just download new NOAA charts. (Maybe some have been updated too.) That fixed the file access problem.

The next hurdle was the GPS. Turns out my Globalsat BU-353 is not compatible with Windows 8. I'll research that in the threads and comment and provide input for others separately as appropriate. More downside to Windows 8.

Thanks for the help getting past the charts hurdle.
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Re: Charts don't open, New PC Windows 8

Workaround for GlobalSat BU-353 (witch is the problem, not Win8 - Globalsat is to lazy to update their drivers): BU-353 with Windows 8

Disable UAC on Windows8:
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Re: Charts don't open, New PC Windows 8

Mr Pavel have you taken a look at what I did send you? OpenCpn crash when using S 57 Canadian Charts.
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Re: Charts don't open, New PC Windows 8

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Anything new? Please send a crash dump from the latest beta, the info you sent me by e-mail some time ago is unfortunately not useful to identify any problem.

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I have just send you a message requesting what need exactly.
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I got your crash dump about 2 hours ago. There are lots of things in line ahead of you. Please have patience.

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Old 29-07-2013, 14:29   #13
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Re: Charts don't open, New PC Windows 8

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New PC is Windows 8.
The charts don't open.
Suggestions?

Ken
Had the same problem when I played with Win8 some weeks ago. Solved it by not using OpenGL (Options/display.
Tested maps CM93 and the Dutch ENC's.
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Old 29-07-2013, 18:58   #14
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Re: Charts don't open, New PC Windows 8

Received the GlobalSat Bu-353S4 today and set it up per the instructions. All that went well and it seems to be working fine. It did seem very quick at acquiring eight satellites, especially for the first time.

GlobalSat had said that the chip in the prior model (BU-353) was not compatible with Windows 8. I have no reason to doubt them, and they did offer a work around. But, they certainly have incentive to sell me a newer model. I'm always the skeptic. Anyhow, for $36 I'm current with what seems to be a faster and better GPS.

As to Windows 8, it may well be better, but I have yet to see where. Just learning curve and the need for new hardware expense for me. Someone had commented that the value of Windows 8 would depend on my hardware. My PC is a Toshiba C870 Series ST4NX3 with 4 Gig of memory, Intel i3-2348M chip and 64 bit OS for what it is worth to the tech savvy members of the group.

Thanks to those in the group who offered suggestions. On to more fun things, like sailing.

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Disable UAC on Windows8:
Yeah, disable your firewall, antivirus, and automatic updates too. Then install Java, and downgrade to IE 6.
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