I've recently loaded open CPN
4.0 onto a Samsung netbook which runs Windows7, along with some BSB(?) charts
of the Bahamas
and ENC-Root(?) charts
covering the US east coast
. These were all given to me by another yacht on the same usb memory stick an all was good to that point; the charts open and zoom in/out with no problems.
I next uploaded a folder of CM93 charts which I had from a previous Maxsea Installation
on another laptop
; although I've added this directory in what seemed to be exactly the same way, the Open CPN
doesn't appear to 'see' them?
Finally, I installed the driver for a 'Navstick LE' GPS
dongle, plugged that in and if I open it's Viewer and hit GPS
, it appears to be working fine. However, the Open CPN doesn't appear to see this either? A half-red dot in the top right hand corner.
I followed all the instructions to check baud rates etc and confirm what Com Port had been allocated (Com 6) but when I went to the Open CPN Connections tab, via the spanner, the Data Conneactions box is blank and pressing the 'Add Connection' button doesn't reveal anything else. Having read several threads here, I opened/checked the NMEA
Debug window; that too remains blank/empty.
From reading other threads, I suspect someone's going to ask me to add a 'screenshot'? If so, please also advise both on how to take one and add it to a post - I said I was a moron.