I have navigated for 5 months with Opencpn
. I use it basically, routes, tracks, tides, sometimes Grib overlay, and I am very glad of it. Some things are still unconfortable, but I will tell it in the Features Requests forum.
Thanks to Dave and the other developpers for this very good job..
But I have two problems.
The first one : I am under Linux
, all was working fine untill I put the new version Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and the latest version of Opencpn
(from the cvs).
I am using GPSD, and my GPS
are no more recognized. I have two, a Garmin
126 (Set to NMEA
interface) and a Furuno
GP30. I connect the GPS
with an USB-serial interface (Prolific) which is recognized (I have two Prolific) :
jp@jp-laptop:~$ dmesg | grep tty
[ 0.000000] console [tty0] enabled
[ 17.705526] usb 1-3.4: pl2303 converter now attached to ttyUSB0
[ 17.723163] usb 1-4.4: pl2303 converter now attached to ttyUSB1
[ 24.050445] usb 1-1.2: GSM modem
(1-port) converter now attached to ttyUSB2
[ 24.050601] usb 1-1.2: GSM modem
(1-port) converter now attached to ttyUSB3
[ 24.051094] usb 1-1.2: GSM modem (1-port) converter now attached to ttyUSB4
Nothing has changed here.
As I was using GPSD, I try to get the latest version 2.94-2, but it doesn't work much more and I don't see any data in the window of Opencpn.
I run XGPS and I get the position with both GPS, so they are working fine.
I try to close GPSD and set the data source directly with ttyUSBx, it is not working. I can see the data in the window the boat
is still gray but it is turning on itself, not at the good place.
I have uninstalled the latest version of Opencpn and re-installed the previous one, 1.36. It is not working anymore with GPSD but it works with ttyUSBx.
Now, I don't know what to try and I need help !
The second problem arrived with the changement of version. Now, all the times, when I want to open the Toolbox, I clik on the icon, there is nothing for about 8 seconds, then the color scren becomes grayscale and I have to wait about 25 seconds more before the Toolbox open.
Any idea ?
Thanks in advance for your help.