This thread is about opencpn
on the Rpi2 so works for me. Don't know why we need another.
I type a long post but clearly it took me too long and then when I went post it had timed out and I had to start again. Can;t be bothered at this time.
TCALSS - long and frustrating testing day with the Rpi2
We have an seemingly intermittent issue with the serial
to usb converter connection. We use it to get WMV from the wind
instrument and as the standard output port to the repeater and AP.
Very simple wiring
. Works perfectly with OpenCPN and PolarNav on the linux laptop
Was working on the Rpi2 all morning then I started seeing these errors in the log and lost wind
data and all output data to the repeater and AP. Literally hundreds of these messages:
Jul 4 18:13:14 pi kernel: [ 2027.067907] pl2303 ttyUSB1: usb_serial_generic_write_bulk_callback - urb stopped: -32
I think it means the USB device has crashed!
I though at first it was a faulty adaptor so plugged in the spare and cold booted everything inc. instruments. Same issue.
It seems to work intermittently. Have to disable and enable the port in OpenCPN but random on the amount of time it works for.
Without basic nmea in out this is a non starter for us. This is before we worry about any network connectivity!