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Old 10-09-2009, 13:14   #1186
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Rhoel, I am trying to upload the route to a GPS, but it is not working or I don't do what it is necessary to do... Nothing happend when I click on "Send To GPS..."
It is working when I export the route in a gpx file and then upload with GPSBabel but it is not quite easy.
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Hi all.

Very quiet in here lately,have you all cast off for the Caribbean?
I suppose it's always quiet before the storm, i.e. the new release of OpenCPN?
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Old 11-09-2009, 09:36   #1188
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Some observations during testing of build 903 on vista.

1. If the specified NMEA data port is missing on start-up, no problem. OpenCPN carries on without it.

2. If the specified AIS port is missing on start-up, crash.

3. If AIS data stream is present, OpenCPN will crash in 1 to 30 minutes whether AIS objects are displayed or not. And whether there is any user input or not.

4. If the specified AIS port is present, but the AIS data is turned off, OpenCPN does not crash.

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Chuck..

I am also running Vista Home version and NEVER had the problems you mention under points 2. and 3.

As far as point 3. is concerned I even run a data feed of some 6000 vessels without any crash.

Are you using the latest versions of OpenCPN?
I have basic OpenCPN_130_Setup plus v. 903 update.
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Yes, I am using build 903.

The AIS port is a virtual port from Eterlogic. Maybe there is a problem with the port configuration. Back to testing.

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Chuck..

I am using EXACTLY the same virtual port (COM:7) also from Etherlogic.
Are you also using the same ORIGINAL version of OpenCPN? I mean BEFORE you used the 903 upgrade? I also had problems with the earlier version and AIS but no for a long time.
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I am using OpenCPN_132_Setup with 903 update.

Maybe that's the difference.
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Reinstalled OpenCPN_130_Setup with 903 update. No joy.
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Chuck..

Very strange.. could it be your Eterlogic setup? I usually FIRST set up the virtual port and IP connection and START it.. then start OpenCPN and have NOTHING in NMEA and enter COM:7 in the AIS section. If I start without COM port configured in AIS section there is no special reaction.

If I start WITH COM 7 configured in AIS section and no Eterlogic port or function I just get a message "Could not open serial port COM 7" but no crash. Do you have a GPS connected during these crashes? Try running OpenCPN without GPS to see if it makes any difference.
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I tried to start OpenCPN without a GPS port and without an AIS port. OpenCPN responded with "could not open serial port 4" and then "could not open serial port 7" but it did not crash. When the GPS was plugged back in OpenCPN responded with "could not open serial port 7" and then crashed. Strange indeed.
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Chuck...

Seems to me it is your GPS which causes the problem. Are your AIS and GPS inputs shared? Have you tried the various NMEA permutations in the toolbox?
You can also configure Etherlogic to SPLIT so you use the same COM port for several different inputs. Can you borrow another GPS to test for errors?
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I don't see how the problem lies with the GPS.

Anyway it's time to go work on the boat.

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Chuck,

Here is something you can check. I've seen this gremlin crash both Nobeltec and Coastal Explorer setups on Windows Vista. Sometimes windows will mistake gps and/or ais serial port data as a serial mouse.

The problem will be obvious if you have just a gps connected as your cursor will jump all around the screen... Crazy Mouse ... as its called.

The problem can be less obvious if an ais is connected or gps/ais multiplexed stream is connected as the cursor will NOT jump around. Nothing will be visibly the matter. However, after a period of time, Windows will crash.

I'm not sure if this is your problem. You can check by connecting your gps / ais and see if a serial mouse shows up in device manager. The easy way to fix it if it does is to right-click and disable the serial mouse.

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Chuck... Will..

Thought Microsoft would have solved the "Crazy Mouse Syndrome" by now,it's been around for several Windows versions. But Will is right,that could be the problem.
As I mentioned earlier,by logical deduction,the GPS probably is the culprit.
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Segmentation fault

new bug:

1. opencpn connected to gpsd
2. track is on
3. right click on active or inactive route and choose delete all routes
4. track gets deleted along with routes
5. track button is pressed but no longer tracking
6. depressing track button causes Segmentation fault 95% of the time
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