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Old 02-01-2010, 14:13   #1
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OpenCPN on a Netbook

Hi, folks:

I'm new to the forum after discovering OpenCPN via a word-of-mouth recommendation. What a great product!

I thought I would mention that I am using the program on an eeePC running eeebuntu (an ubuntu-based Linux OS developed especially for netbooks). The GPS was plug-and-play. Haven't tried to connect the AIS feed yet, but performance is amazing, given the diminutive size and limited horsepower of the machine.

Just to add my voice to those of the others who have already mentioned it, the new feature I would most appreciate would be a head-up/course up option.

Kind regards from the very chilly Eastern Shore of Maryland.

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Old 03-01-2010, 12:35   #2
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Even smaller devices?

How about something like a linutop (LINUTOP: Small PC - Linux Computer - Internet Kiosk) with a 7" monitor (800x480px)?

The small monitor would require the toolbar and statusbars to be ompimized (the toolbar probably hidden), but will the 500Mhz CPH and 512K ram be sufficient?

The solution would run on < 15wat!
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Yeah it'd be great if someone tried a Linutop and let folks know how well it works.
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Old 05-01-2010, 16:28   #4
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I am running the OpenCPN program on an ASUS EeePC 1000 with Windows XP and it draws approximately 800 mA at 12VDC. I also run NavMonPC, MaxSea 10.3.2.1, SeaClear II, and Yacht-AIS Pro simultaneously with no problems so far.

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Old 05-01-2010, 16:36   #5
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I run opencpn on ubuntu linux on my eee asus pc 900a. I have no problem compiling opencpn from source code and I like to modify the source code. The computer cost $140, and I run it 24 hours a day off solar panels. Netbooks are ideal if you have limited power.

I wanted to get an arm netbook, but they are not out yet. They will used about 1/3rd the power of the intel ones.. so I will probably be quick to get one. I do have a beagle board which can run opencpn (and consume < 1W of power), but I have been too busy to try it! heh
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Hi all, I'm very proud to show you I succeded in running OpenCPN on a Sharp Calculator. It uses 0.12 mW and runs for 96 hours with a unique small battery.

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Hi all, I'm very proud to show you I succeded in running OpenCPN on a Sharp Calculator. It uses 0.12 mW and runs for 96 hours with a unique small battery.

Here is the shot of the record

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Is this the model with build-in GPS? cause it's a long battery life

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I run opencpn on a eee pc 901. But there is a problem. Build 1122 and older runs fine. Build 1210 and higher won't start. Can someone tell me what is going wrong.
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I just updated my 901 ,Ubuntu 9.10 Netbook Remix, from 1122 to the latest CVS, same as 1.3.6, without any problem.
To be able to help you I need detailed info.
What operating system etc.
Exactly what are you doing, and what happens.

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Very funny, Marco

geckosenator, yachtvalhalla...cool!

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Hi all, I'm very proud to show you I succeded in running OpenCPN on a Sharp Calculator. It uses 0.12 mW and runs for 96 hours with a unique small battery.

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Ciao, Marco.

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I am working on a port to a self-winding Timex watch. Unlimited battery power!
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Running problem 901 pc.
It is an windows xp machine (1 Gb RAM) and i get the message; de toepassing kan niet worden gestart omdat de configuratie onjuist is (dutch). translated; the application cannot be started because the configuration is improper. And then the remark; install the application again.

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Running problem 901 pc.
It is an windows xp machine (1 Gb RAM) and i get the message; de toepassing kan niet worden gestart omdat de configuratie onjuist is (dutch). translated; the application cannot be started because the configuration is improper. And then the remark; install the application again.

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Jan I did the translation to the Dutch language and can't remember I've translated this string so I doubt it's a message from OpenCPN. It must be a system message.

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Bart,
Yes i forgot to mention that indeed this is a system message starting from build 1210.
This build is much larger then build 1122. Build 1210 contains Microsoft.V80.CRT. Perhaps this is part of the problem. I do'nt no.
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There has been various problems with the Windows installer during the late beta period. It is all in the 1.3.5 beta -thread. You could for example start reading this post.
But before you dig in to much into this: Is the new release 1.3.6 working for you?

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