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Old 18-03-2019, 17:13   #1441
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Click on the Start menu, launch Windows Control Panel, go to Add/Remove Programs, Select the plugin, uninstall.
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Old 19-03-2019, 02:04   #1442
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Click on the Start menu, launch Windows Control Panel, go to Add/Remove Programs, Select the plugin, uninstall.
It will not show, if it is a pain in the neck just disable for the time being until you can figure what to do. I haven't but would also like to know
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Old 19-03-2019, 04:49   #1443
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It will not show, if it is a pain in the neck just disable for the time being until you can figure what to do. I haven't but would also like to know
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On my Win 10, the plugins are not listed in the Control Panel. I uninstall plugins by using the Windows File Explorer to navigate to the
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C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenCPN
folder. Scroll down to the "Uninstall" programs. Double click on the "Uninstall [plugin name]_pi.exe" of your choice. Be careful!

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Old 19-03-2019, 05:41   #1444
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Hillar,

On my Win 10, the plugins are not listed in the Control Panel. I uninstall plugins by using the Windows File Explorer to navigate to the
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C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenCPN
folder. Scroll down to the "Uninstall" programs. Double click on the "Uninstall [plugin name]_pi.exe" of your choice. Be careful!

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Old 20-03-2019, 02:31   #1445
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Re: Help / FAQ A proa has no bow or stern

Dear Opencpn helpers

Simpel question: A proa's bow and stern switch places anytime you shunt (tack) how will this effect the navigation in opencpn?

If you don't know what a proa is or how it sails just Google it
But I have attached a simple shunting explanation.
And I'm in love the proa design so no point in criticizing that

Can you navigate going backwards?
Does open cpn care witch direction you're facing?
Is there a simple workaround? For example adding a shunt button that automatically adds 180° to your heading and switches the wind direction 180°?

Also thinking of using an st1000 autohelm connected to opencpn using NMEA 0183 output for crosstrack error auto navigation. The st1000 can switch 180° using a combo of buttons so that's totally fine but how will that interact with the xte and minimal navigation info for autopilot navigation?

All instruments and opencpn are based on conventionally designed sailboats.
Just looking for a simple solution to use it on a proa without to many issues.
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Old 20-03-2019, 04:12   #1446
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OpenCPN does not care if you are sailing a proa or anything else. It also does not know or care if you go "forward" or "backward". Your XTE does not change at all when you start going the other direction until the boat moves somewhere.
I'm not sure a conventional autopilot like the autohelm you talk about understands how to sail a proa to follow a route in a way you want (= the route direction is straight north in your picture), would almost bet it does not.
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Old 20-03-2019, 05:54   #1447
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My quick thoughts.....
I do agree to what Pavel says as long you don't have an electronic compass or wind vane where the function is dependent of a defined head. In that case the SOG from the GPS will point the boat correct in OpenCPN.

If you can stand the work to switch autopilot function one every tack I think all will be fine.
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Old 20-03-2019, 07:41   #1448
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Sorry for the translation error in last post. Not a wind vane! I'm talking about a wind direction instrument.
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Chasing some advice/help please. We have tested our personal AIS devices after setting up OpenCPN with MMSI and turning on alarms. However only a green target showed, there was no ‘red explosion’ around it or an alarm. The details did show in the AIS target list but no alerts. Any ideas?
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Chasing some advice/help please. We have tested our personal AIS devices after setting up OpenCPN with MMSI and turning on alarms. However only a green target showed, there was no ‘red explosion’ around it or an alarm. The details did show in the AIS target list but no alerts. Any ideas?
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Record the data stream from your device using the VDR plugin and attach here, please.

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Old 23-03-2019, 13:49   #1451
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Did you do a real activation or a test mode one?
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Hello all,


I need help linking m gps (BU 353) to opencpn.
I am running Ubuntu 18.04.02



I followed the FAQ there : https://opencpn.org/wiki/dokuwiki/do...ps_setup#linux



With the gpsd method, I had nothing no connection no error signal...
with the direct connection method (tried second) I had a error message like this one :
device selected is not accessible, opencpn will likely not be able to use this device [...]
reboot and retry after creating a file called /etc/udev/rules.d/70-opencpn.rules with the following content:
KERNEL=="ttyUSB*", MODE="0666"
KERNEL=="ttyACM*", MODE="0666"
KERNEL=="ttyS**", MODE="0666"


which I did and retried after reboot (and checing the file) but still nothing,opencpn seems to receive nothing fro my gps (NMEA debu windows is emtpy)


however when I enter the command gpsmon /dev/ttyUSB0
I have in the terminal my coordinates and all infos


Have this happened to anyone? Do you have a solution?


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Old 03-04-2019, 02:54   #1453
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Hello all,


I need help linking m gps (BU 353) to opencpn.
I am running Ubuntu 18.04.02



I followed the FAQ there : https://opencpn.org/wiki/dokuwiki/do...ps_setup#linux



With the gpsd method, I had nothing no connection no error signal...
with the direct connection method (tried second) I had a error message like this one :
device selected is not accessible, opencpn will likely not be able to use this device [...]
reboot and retry after creating a file called /etc/udev/rules.d/70-opencpn.rules with the following content:
KERNEL=="ttyUSB*", MODE="0666"
KERNEL=="ttyACM*", MODE="0666"
KERNEL=="ttyS**", MODE="0666"


which I did and retried after reboot (and checing the file) but still nothing,opencpn seems to receive nothing fro my gps (NMEA debu windows is emtpy)


however when I enter the command gpsmon /dev/ttyUSB0
I have in the terminal my coordinates and all infos


Have this happened to anyone? Do you have a solution?


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If you have gpsd installed it will autostart (by default) every time you restart.
The best is to uninstall gpsd if you want to try a direct connection.
The output from /dev/ttyUSB0 is probably from gpsd.

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Hello Thomas,


thanks for the reply
I uninstalled gpsd using " sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove gpsd"
and tried again the direct connection method but I got the same error message.
Note I set the port to /dev/ttyUSB0 as recommended in the FAQ and that was also the previous port, is that correct?


I checked and the rules file is well created and has the right content.


Still nothing on opencpn... Do you have any alternatives?



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Old 03-04-2019, 04:39   #1455
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Just after you plugin the gps run , for example
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ls -lrtd /dev/*|tail -10
to see what USB port was assigned to the gps.
I have no idea what else you have connected, using USB.


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