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Old 23-02-2013, 01:56   #751
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Pavel,

I still have one problem: I don't get the signal from gps to OpenCPN.

I installed the gpsd from Ubuntu (version 3.6) from terminal with "apt-get build -dep gpsd". I think I had all the necessary compilers and libraries needed for the installation (at least there were no error messages. But: 1) I didn't have the qt4 development tools, which is not available for Ubuntu. 2) I don't know if the tinfo package was set in a proper way.
After installation completed I set the the xgsp path to /dev/ttyUSB0. The xgps seems to be working. The connection in OpenCPN was set also to /dev/ttyUSB0.
If I try to run gpsd from terminal, I get an error message "gpsd:ERROR: can't run with neither control socket nor devices".
If I try to set the gpsd path I get an error message "gpsd -F /dev/ttyUSB0
gpsd:ERROR: can't listen on local socket /dev/ttyUSB0
gpsd:ERROR: control socket create failed, netlib error -1.

So the problem seems to be the control socket. Do you have any idea on how to fix it or where to ask?

br
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After installation completed I set the the xgsp path to /dev/ttyUSB0. The xgps seems to be working. The connection in OpenCPN was set also to /dev/ttyUSB0.
That will never work, and is not how you connect to gpsd, neither in 3.0.2 nor the latest betas.
Please read Data Connections | Official OpenCPN Homepage, to understand how things are done. There are clear instructions for gpsd.

Basically you are trying to connect to the same port as gpsd (impossible) instead of connecting to gpsd.

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Old 23-02-2013, 02:18   #752
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I have been browsing through all the posts. I notice very few posts about the Mac version.

Is this indicative of few people using this version or is it indicative that there are less problems with this version?
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Neither, I would say!
Looking at the download statistics from SourceForge, 83% of the downloads are for Windows while both Linux and Mac are around 8 %. No figures are available for betas or source downloads, where Linux probably is doing much better.
In the 3.1 beta cycle there has been a lot of attention payed to Mac, but some more attention to details may be needed.
We do suffer a bit from lack of developers with Mac skills. Right now, we have just one person that is able to build a Mac package from source. When he, aka "bdbcat", has bad network connections and can't upload beta packages, there isn't much for Mac users to test.
This is another reason why there is less written about Mac on this forum, at the moment.

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Old 23-02-2013, 07:19   #753
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Help Compiling Windows and a wifi update note

Hi, I've a mission to, eventually, learn building from source. I've followed the advices in Compiling - Windows | Official OpenCPN Homepage but stuck on a point described down. Please advice further actions.

Present status:
1- VC++2010 Express - Check
2- On XP. So... Speed up... - Check
3- VC SP1 - Check
4- GIT for W -Check (Note: Did it two times upon each other. Missed CR/LF first)
5- Cmake -Check
6- Gettext -Check
7- NSIS - Not installed
8- WxWidgets incl. two modification as advised. -Check
9- Comp wxW Alt 1. - Check (Long run. Ended ok. A second try - no actions. ok?)
10- Convert sollution to VC++ - Error as described "xxx.dsp". Zero(0) sollutions loaded.
11- Tried to install VC++2008 as described - failed. The wiki link "Get it from Visual Studio 2012 Overview | Microsoft Visual Studio" is now redirected to VC2010 and -2012 only. Couldn't find it anywhere else.
So... Here is the point I could need some help. Where to find VC2088 OR (preferably) any other tips to work around the convert sollution error?

(For wiki updating: The VC2008 link is obsolete.)

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Old 23-02-2013, 08:02   #754
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Simppa...
- GPSD should start automatically when you insert the GPS (BTW, what was the reason not to install it with a simple 'apt-get install gpsd'?).
- You can't connect more than one application to a serial/USB port at the same time, that's why GPSD exists - actually that's why you saw the error - another process was already using /dev/ttyUSB0
- While using GPSD, set the GPS source to GPSD in openCPN (It's described well in the manual - Setting Up GPS | Official OpenCPN Homepage and Data Connections | Official OpenCPN Homepage)

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Old 23-02-2013, 08:16   #755
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Hakan..
Thanks, I have marked it as optional and not needed even more prominently and changed the download link to some that works (at least now)...
I really suggest you use the first recommended way to build wx using nmake, that's why it's actually recommended

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Help Compiling Windows and a wifi update note

Hi, I've a mission to, eventually, learn building from source. I've followed the advices in Compiling - Windows | Official OpenCPN Homepage but stuck on a point described down. Please advice further actions.

Present status:
1- VC++2010 Express - Check
2- On XP. So... Speed up... - Check
3- VC SP1 - Check
4- GIT for W -Check (Note: Did it two times upon each other. Missed CR/LF first)
5- Cmake -Check
6- Gettext -Check
7- NSIS - Not installed
8- WxWidgets incl. two modification as advised. -Check
9- Comp wxW Alt 1. - Check (Long run. Ended ok. A second try - no actions. ok?)
10- Convert sollution to VC++ - Error as described "xxx.dsp". Zero(0) sollutions loaded.
11- Tried to install VC++2008 as described - failed. The wiki link "Get it from Visual Studio 2012 Overview | Microsoft Visual Studio" is now redirected to VC2010 and -2012 only. Couldn't find it anywhere else.
So... Here is the point I could need some help. Where to find VC2088 OR (preferably) any other tips to work around the convert sollution error?

(For wiki updating: The VC2008 link is obsolete.)

Thanks Håkan
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Old 23-02-2013, 08:49   #756
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Re: Help / FAQ

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I have been browsing through all the posts. I notice very few posts about the Mac version.

Is this indicative of few people using this version or is it indicative that there are less problems with this version?

Brian Rodwell
My guess is that the the majority use the windows and linux versions. I think this is also the reason that the mac release usually hangs behind.
I'm thinking that mac isn't prioritized, since that usergroup is much smaller than the other groups.
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Old 23-02-2013, 09:11   #757
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Ooops.. Thanks. I must have been tired. I did alternative 1 and then continued in the list with the header "Convert the solution to VC++..." as it was next step.
So, I suppose next step is then "Making your life with vxWidgets easier" ? (The headers are falling together when everything is not obvious)
Please have patients with me.

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Old 23-02-2013, 11:43   #758
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Hakan...
Yes, modify the $PATH and then you should be able to compile the OpenCPN source without problems.

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Old 23-02-2013, 23:25   #759
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Pavel..
Thanks, works fine. This is fun. Thanks to OCPN's wiki and supporting folks I'm soon a hacker. Well, maybe a bit pretentious, understatement, but I enjoy to learn C coming from DCS with graphical blocks and minor VBasic.
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Old 13-08-2013, 11:40   #760
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Hi
I am having a problem getting Opencpn to recognize charts I have made. I have done this a lot in the past but seem to have hit a wall. It will probable be one of those forest for the trees deals but I am getting frustrated.
I am making these using Google Earth pics. I download the jpg. I photoshop it to correct the color. I use Image magic to convert to a tif and png with the correct color pallet. I use Mapcal to georeferance it and make a header. I use mc2bsbh to convert to an .hdr file. I use tif2bsb -c 127 chart.hdr chart.tif chart.kap to make the chart. When I put it in the directory where I keep my charts and run "scan charts" in Opencpn it does not show up. Any ideas?
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Old 13-08-2013, 12:18   #761
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Bob...

Lets see the log file, please.

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Old 13-08-2013, 15:03   #762
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Hi
I forgot to say I can open these in OziExplorer just fine. The two charts in question are Escondido.kap and RioSanJuan.kap. Here is two pieces of the log file. If you need more let me know.

Searching directory: C:\KapCharts\Imary for 00300000.a
2:22:46 PM: Finished chart database Update
2:22:46 PM:
2:22:46 PM: Chart cache purge
2:22:46 PM: Initializing Chart C:\KapCharts\GoogleCharts\RioSanJuan.kap
2:22:46 PM: VP Final Check: Georeference Chart_Error_Factor on chart C:\KapCharts\GoogleCharts\RioSanJuan.kap is 0.491302
2:22:47 PM: LOGBOOK: 2013-07-28 18:22:47 UTC DR Lat 25.07860 Lon -77.32770
2:22:49 PM: Initializing Chart C:\KapCharts\GoogleCharts\BAK\DR.kap
2:23:08 PM: Initializing Chart C:\KapCharts\GoogleCharts\RioSanJuantoEscondido.ka p
2:23:11 PM: Initializing Chart C:\KapCharts\GoogleCharts\SolsatoSanJuan.kap
2:23:21 PM: Initializing Chart C:\KapCharts\Region2\25720.kap
2:23:25 PM: Initializing Chart C:\KapCharts\Region2+\M27005_0.kap
2:23:28 PM: Initializing Chart C:\KapCharts\Region2\27005.kap
2:23:31 PM: Initializing Chart C:\KapCharts\Region Misc\402.kap
2:23:33 PM: Initializing Chart C:\KapCharts\Region Misc\108.kap
2:23:42 PM: EnumerateSerialPorts() Found Garmin USB Driver.
2:24:19 PM: Closing NMEA Datastream Serial:COM29

2:24:21 PM: Loading chart data for C:\KapCharts\GoogleCharts\ElBight.kap
2:24:21 PM: Adding chart file: C:\KapCharts\GoogleCharts\ElBight.kap
2:24:21 PM: Loading chart data for C:\KapCharts\GoogleCharts\ElCastillo.kap
2:24:21 PM: Adding chart file: C:\KapCharts\GoogleCharts\ElCastillo.kap
2:24:21 PM: Loading chart data for C:\KapCharts\GoogleCharts\Ensenada.kap
2:24:21 PM: Adding chart file: C:\KapCharts\GoogleCharts\Ensenada.kap
2:24:21 PM: Loading chart data for C:\KapCharts\GoogleCharts\Escondido.kap
2:24:21 PM: Adding chart file: C:\KapCharts\GoogleCharts\Escondido.kap
2:24:21 PM: Loading chart data for C:\KapCharts\GoogleCharts\FrenchHarbor.kap
2:24:21 PM: Adding chart file: C:\KapCharts\GoogleCharts\FrenchHarbor.kap
2:24:21 PM: Loading chart data for C:\KapCharts\GoogleCharts\GuaApproch.kap
2:24:21 PM: Adding chart file: C:\KapCharts\GoogleCharts\GuaApproch.kap
2:24:21 PM: Loading chart data for C:\KapCharts\GoogleCharts\Guanaja.kap
2:24:21 PM: Adding chart file: C:\KapCharts\GoogleCharts\Guanaja.kap
2:24:21 PM: Loading chart data for C:\KapCharts\GoogleCharts\IleVache.kap
2:24:21 PM: Adding chart file: C:\KapCharts\GoogleCharts\IleVache.kap
2:24:21 PM: Loading chart data for C:\KapCharts\GoogleCharts\Jonesville.kap
2:24:21 PM: Adding chart file: C:\KapCharts\GoogleCharts\Jonesville.kap
2:24:21 PM: Loading chart data for C:\KapCharts\GoogleCharts\JoshsKey.kap
2:24:21 PM: Adding chart file: C:\KapCharts\GoogleCharts\JoshsKey.kap
2:24:21 PM: Loading chart data for C:\KapCharts\GoogleCharts\Luperon.kap
2:24:21 PM: Adding chart file: C:\KapCharts\GoogleCharts\Luperon.kap
2:24:21 PM: Loading chart data for C:\KapCharts\GoogleCharts\LuperontoSolsa.kap
2:24:21 PM: Adding chart file: C:\KapCharts\GoogleCharts\LuperontoSolsa.kap
2:24:21 PM: Loading chart data for C:\KapCharts\GoogleCharts\ManateeInn.kap
2:24:21 PM: Adding chart file: C:\KapCharts\GoogleCharts\ManateeInn.kap
2:24:21 PM: Loading chart data for C:\KapCharts\GoogleCharts\MichaelsRock.kap
2:24:21 PM: Adding chart file: C:\KapCharts\GoogleCharts\MichaelsRock.kap
2:24:21 PM: Loading chart data for C:\KapCharts\GoogleCharts\PortMorgan.kap
2:24:21 PM: Adding chart file: C:\KapCharts\GoogleCharts\PortMorgan.kap
2:24:21 PM: Loading chart data for C:\KapCharts\GoogleCharts\RioSanJuan.kap
2:24:21 PM: Adding chart file: C:\KapCharts\GoogleCharts\RioSanJuan.kap
2:24:21 PM: Loading chart data for C:\KapCharts\GoogleCharts\RioSanJuantoEscondido.ka p
2:24:21 PM: Adding chart file: C:\KapCharts\GoogleCharts\RioSanJuantoEscondido.ka p
2:24:21 PM: Loading chart data for C:\KapCharts\GoogleCharts\Roatan.kap

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Bob...

Well, they seem to be loading OK. So, we had better take a look at the header for a sample chart.

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Well I found it. I was expiramenting with differant projections to see if I could get better results with Google Earth. I used Lambert Conical. Opencpn does not support that. Thanks for the help.
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I am wondering what projection you use for Google Earth kaps. I mean mercater etc. I am experimenting with this.
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