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Old 07-06-2012, 00:35   #16
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Re: 'Opencpn message: could not open serial port com3

Hubert...
Good question If I had the answer, these problems would not exist...

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Old 07-06-2012, 00:56   #17
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Re: 'Opencpn message: could not open serial port com3

Pavel,

as you said you might need a crash to investigate...

You know perfectly the respective code of OpenCPN - and I understand that all the COM stuff might be something to be revamped for 4.0 (?), so perhaps the fastest way might be to have a look at those other tools to find the differences.

Just an idea, as I had the problem of the stalling em-trak unit as well, W7 crash included.

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Old 07-06-2012, 01:12   #18
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If they show us their code under a suitable license, we sure could have a look I have something in the works, but needed to clean the table first...

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Will send you my Karcher if that helps...
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Old 07-06-2012, 17:00   #20
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When I blue screen,the PC reboots. On boot up I get a dialog box stating that Microsoft is collecting info on the problem and asks me if I'd like to send them the info.. I say yes each time. Maybe they will be able to find out whats going on and help. Probably not, but worth a shot.
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Old 13-06-2012, 09:57   #21
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Re: 'Opencpn message: could not open serial port com3

Hello,

I am using OCPN and it works fantastic. However I cannot link to my GPS. I have a Seamate 1a to link with my PC. Seamate makes a Wifi with AIS and NMEA wich are rceived by my PC. In the PC I use Lantronics for a serial to USB converter (com7 and com8). This works fine for my other navigation package SeaPro.

However OpenCPN is unable to obtain information from these com ports.

Has any one solved this connection or has a hint how to solve it?

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Old 13-06-2012, 22:40   #22
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Hello,

I am using OCPN and it works fantastic. However I cannot link to my GPS. I have a Seamate 1a to link with my PC. Seamate makes a Wifi with AIS and NMEA wich are rceived by my PC. In the PC I use Lantronics for a serial to USB converter (com7 and com8). This works fine for my other navigation package SeaPro.

However OpenCPN is unable to obtain information from these com ports.

Has any one solved this connection or has a hint how to solve it?

Kind regards

Hendrik Onnes
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maybe try to boot, that sometimes worked for me. do the comm devices show up in the list in tools(gps tab )? Do they show up in device manager under ports
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Old 14-06-2012, 03:18   #23
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maybe try to boot, that sometimes worked for me. do the comm devices show up in the list in tools(gps tab )? Do they show up in device manager under ports
They do show up in OpenCPN. However I cannot open them with OpenCPN. OpenCPN even gives a message when starting up that the com port cannot be opened.

SeaPRO my other navigation programm works fine with this port.

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Old 14-06-2012, 03:51   #24
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Hendrik...
Aren't you trying to run more than one application using this port at the same time? If that is the case, you have to use something like Eterlogic - VSPE: tool for serial ports emulation (free) to allow it. Even if the nature of the problem is different, adding the virtual serial port emulator between the real port and OpenCPN could help you solve it.

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