on the German OCPN website reports of loss of GPS
signal are piling up.
Most often the users are on Windows 7 (different versions, but all 32Bit).
The most often described behaviour in common is:
- GPS works fine for an indefinite period
- Suddenly (for no apparent reason) the signal is lost
Some users even cannot end OpenCPN
as the process hangs (and cna't be killed). Others get the message on restart that the selected COM port is occupied by another program.
The appropriate USB settings are done so it isn't a matter of the suspend/ standby mode.
And as this behaviour also occurs with other chart navigator programs I am very sure that it is rather a Windows problem than a OCPN problem.
Has anyone heard about problems of the same kind?
Any advice for the users what they could try?