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Old 30-01-2012, 16:34   #1
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Has anyone installed openCPN on openSuse 12.1? It worked fine on version 11.3 but I upgarded to a new version of Linux and the software will not start.

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Old 31-01-2012, 00:33   #2
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I did it. You can find packages here :software.opensuse.org: Suchergebnisse


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Old 31-01-2012, 17:30   #3
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Alwin, first installation from rpm was a failure so I compiled the software myself and the installation went fine except that the file libbz2 was missing. The repository shows libbz2-1
I can open it but cannot see GPS data and the maps open very slowly. If you have any advice please let me know.
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Old 01-02-2012, 16:09   #4
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Chris, what was the problem with the rpm's and which repo did you use?

How is your gps connected and which device you are using?

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Old 02-02-2012, 21:36   #5
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I used rpm downloaded from the openCPN.org .... there were few files not found and the installation finished but the software didn't open. I uninstalled it and downloaded source file from the same location. compiled it and installed. Installation was almost OK with one libbz2 missing. The openSUSE has libbz2-1. Now, it opens and maps can be seen but the gps does not connect. The dashboard and datastream window do not show any sign of life. The datastream window does not close when I click on the X icon, it has to be unchecked in toolbox.

I have Globalsat model MR-350 connected to USB port. When I open XGPS it is fine but not in openCPN. The computer is DELL D610.
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The RPM's from opencpn.org don't work. Thats why I am decided to build it in the OBS. You can find it with the search on software.opensuse.org. In my Repo you will find the actual beta and the last stable version. Maybe you can try that one just in case there is something wrong with your build.

Nevertheless your problem with the gps is strange. Are you sure that you use the right device and the permissions are right?
Unfortunately I am not able to test by myself at the moment because in Germany is winter
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Old 03-02-2012, 05:32   #7
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Hi Steffen!! I sorry to heart that there is winter in Europe !! Is it a part of the so called Global Warming?? just kiddng!!

The equipment I use is the same that was working on openSUSE 11.3 with openCPN 2.5 last year. I am not sure about permissions. However, I will change to the stable version.

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Can you try my packages in the OBS. Maybe something is wrong with your build and the missing libbz2 should not happen.

Index of /repositories/home:/steffenp/openSUSE_12.1

Which device is configured in opencpn?
Can you do a "ls -al <device>" in a terminal?
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Old 05-02-2012, 15:28   #9
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I tried your package. First I removed the old package (with remove command) then installed the package from SUSE .... the result is the same EXCEPT your rpm did not complained about "libbz2". It installed flawlessly. When I open the program it was no problem BUT ... the map that appeared was the same as before. I means that either I did not remove all files (forgot to use purge if this works on 12.1) or configuration files were retained somehow.

Anyway, the gps did not show any life again.

If you have any thoughts I would like to hear. I can be a guinea pig until spring
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OK, nice to hear that this package installs flawlessly.

The config files and probably the maps are located in your home and will not be removed or overwritten during installation. If you think there is a problem in your config you can remove or rename the dir .opencpn in your home.

To help I need more information about your configuration. Thats why I asked the question which device is configured in opencpn (ToolBox -> GPS -> NMEA Data source).

As you wrote about xgps, is there a gpsd installed and running?
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The device that is in NMEA Data source is dev/ttyUSB0. The same as I use if I want to check on gpsd. The gpsd is installed. But if gpsd is running or not there is no input from GPS to openCPN as I tried both ways. Unless there is something I do not have knowledge about and GPSD is running without my intervention.
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OK, there are 2 things I want to check:
1. has the user running opencpn the rights to access that device. Please do a 'ls -al /dev/ttyUSB0' in a console.
2. can you check if gpsd is running or not 'ps aux | grep gpsd'

Maybe also a 'cat ~/opencpn.log |grep ttyUSB0' may help
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Steffen, SORRY !!! It is working. I wasn't part of the dialout group. This was the problem!! Thanks very much for help. Let me if you need to test anything. I could be again a guinea pig!!
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Fine that it is working now. That was the thing I wanted to check with my questions: Has opencpn the rights to open the device.
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