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Old 29-05-2014, 02:25   #211
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Re: OpenCPN Runs on Embedded ARM

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Also, try enabling texture compression and texture compression caching (both opengl options), then rebuilt the chart database. This should significantly speedup raster charts and reduce memory usage, and make it work well even from an sd card.
Enabled both options and saw another improvement in performance. Using glshim and texture compression, using opencpn on the cubieboard2 is very pleasant, with panning and zooming smooth. Also looks great on the 42' HDTV that I am using to test the cb2.

Though re-building the chart database with compression caching enabled seemed to take a very long time (about an hour for the NOAA raster charts that I downloaded to test opencpn and the cb2). Not sure if this process is normally lengthy or if this is just a reflection of the relatively-limited power of the cb2?
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Enabled both options and saw another improvement in performance. Using glshim and texture compression, using opencpn on the cubieboard2 is very pleasant, with panning and zooming smooth. Also looks great on the 42' HDTV that I am using to test the cb2.

Though re-building the chart database with compression caching enabled seemed to take a very long time (about an hour for the NOAA raster charts that I downloaded to test opencpn and the cb2). Not sure if this process is normally lengthy or if this is just a reflection of the relatively-limited power of the cb2?
I rebuild the raster charts for all of USA in 2 hours on my chromebook. Some users reported over 8 hours (on really old computers) This is for 4.5GB of charts, the resulting cache is about 6GB.

The cubie truck using opengles uses a completely different compression format, so it probably takes a bit more cpu, and it's a slower machine. The cubie truck has dual processor, and if you look at top or statistics, it should be maxing out both processors. It does take a while and uses a bit of disk space, but you can just run it overnight.
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Sean...

A recent commit may be of interest:
https://github.com/OpenCPN/OpenCPN/c...754d98cc103193

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Sean...

A recent commit may be of interest:
https://github.com/OpenCPN/OpenCPN/c...754d98cc103193

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Good idea. Sort based on ownship location. I didn't think of that. So you can build the cache until you see that all the charts processed up to X miles, and skip after that.

I think a similar approach for the enc parsing would be very useful. The current approach is very annoying to work with.
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Re: OpenCPN Runs on Embedded ARM

I received a few requests about how I went about running openCPN with HW accelaration on the cubieboard2. The thread contains most of the information, but it might be useful to have it all in a single place specific to the CB2. Below are notes that I took of the process. I mostly recorded this as I went along, but some of it was written down after-the-fact: if something is unclear, let me know and I can try to fill in the details.

I own a cubieboard2: I am not sure if the cubietruck is exactly the same, but hopefully enough is common that this still works for you.

-- Start with a fresh install of the desktop version of cubian on an SD card, from here:

Code:
http://cubian.org/downloads/
-- The stock cubian image has a small amount of free space on the root filesystem. You need to follow the instructions here to expand (I just told it to use the entire amount of my 16GB card):

Code:
http://cubian.org/2013/08/12/enlarge-cubian-rootfs-partition/
-- Install some additional packages:

Code:
$ sudo apt-get install glxgears build-essential git cmake libx11-dev
--

-- Download the forked version of the glshim:

Code:
$ git clone https://github.com/seandepagnier/glshim.git
-- Cubian had a different naming scheme for some of the library locations. The forked version of the gl.h header file could not find that location, but the mainline one did, so you just need to download that one:

Code:
$ cd glshim/src/gl
$ mv gl.h gl.h.old
$ wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/lunixbochs/glshim/master/src/gl/gl.h
-- Build glshim library and copy the results to a suitable location:

Code:
$ cd ../../glshim
$ cmake .
$ make GL
$ sudo cp glshim/lib/libGL.so.1 /usr/lib
$ sudo cp -r glshim/include/GLES/ /usr/include/
-- Install some additional packages to build OpenCPN:

Code:
$ sudo apt-get install libgtk2.0-dev gettext git-core cmake gpsd gpsd-clients libgps-dev build-essential wx-common libwxgtk2.8-dev libglu1-mesa-dev libgtk2.0-dev wx2.8-headers libbz2-dev libtinyxml-dev libportaudio2 portaudio19-dev
-- Build and install glues from source:

Code:
$ git clone github.com/ssvb/glues.git
$ cd glues
$ cmake .
$ make
$ sudo cp libGLU.so.1 /usr/lib
-- Build an OpenCPN .deb package from source, then install the package:

Code:
$ git clone git://github.com/OpenCPN/OpenCPN.git
$ cd OpenCPN/
$ mkdir build
$ cd build
$ cmake ../
$ make
$ make package
$ sudo dpkg -i opencpn_3.3.1715-1_armhf.deb
-- Run openCPN, making sure to specify that it should look into the location where you copied glshim and glues libraries:

Code:
$ LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib opencpn
-- Within OpenCPN, enable opengl, texture compression, and the texture compression cache. Then rebuild the chart database (took a long time on my cubieboard2).
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Re: OpenCPN Runs on Embedded ARM

Excellent! Thanks a million for that. I will try the next evenings to follow this recipe in general but for a Raspberry Pi

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Re: OpenCPN Runs on Embedded ARM

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-- Cubian had a different naming scheme for some of the library locations. The forked version of the gl.h header file could not find that location, but the mainline one did, so you just need to download that one:

Code:
$ cd glshim/src/gl
$ mv gl.h gl.h.old
$ wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/lunixbochs/glshim/master/src/gl/gl.h
No doubt this step would confuse a lot of people, myself included. I'm using cubian, and somehow it all worked for me two months ago. Looks like just last week ryan made this small change.. I just cherry-picked it into my fork to eliminate this step.
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-- Build glshim library and copy the results to a suitable location:

Code:
$ cd ../../glshim
$ cmake .
$ make GL
$ sudo cp glshim/lib/libGL.so.1 /usr/lib
$ sudo cp -r glshim/include/GLES/ /usr/include/
Perhaps it is better to install to /usr/local to avoid needing to set LD_LIBRARY_PATH explicitly below?
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-- Build an OpenCPN .deb package from source, then install the package:
Is there something wrong with make install? It should do the same like make package, but perhaps it was installing to the wrong prefix? I think that's fixed now in git.

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Excellent! Thanks a million for that. I will try the next evenings to follow this recipe in general but for a Raspberry Pi

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Ok, keep in mind building glshim is slightly different on the raspberry pi, the notes are in the README.md file. You should still be able to verify it's working using glxgears (300 fps or better)
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Re: OpenCPN Runs on Embedded ARM

Thanks Owlhead and Sean for the postings. For some reason I can't get Cubian to run on my CT, it gets stuck in a boot loop and the screen is garbled (HDMI). I tried it on Qbee-X and the opengl is running after lauching from the terminal and I can move the map around smoothly and quickly but I've got a problem with the install. I think its due to the file structure. Version is 3.3.1731. When I zoom right in some of the colours go grey. Heres the read out from the terminal window. The (opencpn:1288) bit keeps repeating.

Code:
cubie@Qbee-X:~$ LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib opencpn

(opencpn:1288): Gdk-CRITICAL **: IA__gdk_colormap_new: assertion `GDK_IS_VISUAL (visual)' failed

(opencpn:1288): Gtk-CRITICAL **: IA__gtk_widget_set_colormap: assertion `GDK_IS_COLORMAP (colormap)' failed

(opencpn:1288): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_unref: assertion `G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed
libGL: built on Jun  2 2014 22:05:38
glXGetProcAddress: glGenFramebuffers not found.
glXGetProcAddress: glGenFramebuffers not found.
glXGetProcAddress: glGenFramebuffers not found.
glXGetProcAddress: glGetCompressedTexImage not found.

(opencpn:1288): Gtk-WARNING **: gtk_widget_size_allocate(): attempt to allocate widget with width -5 and height 13

(opencpn:1288): Gtk-WARNING **: gtk_widget_size_allocate(): attempt to allocate widget with width -5 and height 13
I'll have another go at installing it and spend a bit more time with it and report back.
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I am wondering if this will run the software.

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seem to be a cubie clone with a case.
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I take it your the person who is selling it by your user name. If its similar to the cubieboard 2 why not try it.

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Re: OpenCPN Runs on Embedded ARM

I got Cubian on the CT working by pulling out the HDMI lead until it booted and then plugged it back in. Followed the instructions and it runs worse than the Qbee-Z install. I'm getting the same errors on both installs.
Code:
[ 15%] Building C object CMakeFiles/S57ENC.dir/src/tri.c.o
/root/OpenCPN/src/tri.c: In function ‘do_triangulate_polygon’:
/root/OpenCPN/src/tri.c:689:7: warning: this decimal constant is unsigned only in ISO C90 [enabled by default]

[ 41%] Building CXX object CMakeFiles/opencpn.dir/src/chcanv.cpp.o
/root/OpenCPN/src/chcanv.cpp: In member function ‘void ChartCanvas::OnKeyDown(wxKeyEvent&)’:
/root/OpenCPN/src/chcanv.cpp:2048:15: warning: case label value is less than minimum value for type [enabled by default]

[ 56%] Building CXX object CMakeFiles/opencpn.dir/src/TCDS_Ascii_Harmonic.cpp.o

/root/OpenCPN/src/TCDS_Ascii_Harmonic.cpp: In member function ‘TC_Error_Code TCDS_Ascii_Harmonic::LoadHarmonicData(IDX_entry*)’:
/root/OpenCPN/src/TCDS_Ascii_Harmonic.cpp:431:106: warning: comparison between signed and unsigned integer expressions [-Wsign-compare]

[ 72%] Building CXX object plugins/grib_pi/CMakeFiles/grib_pi.dir/src/GribOverlayFactory.cpp.o
/root/OpenCPN/plugins/grib_pi/src/GribOverlayFactory.cpp: In member function ‘void GRIBOverlayFactory::RenderGribNumbers(int, GribRecord**, PlugIn_ViewPort*)’:
/root/OpenCPN/plugins/grib_pi/src/GribOverlayFactory.cpp:1008:70: warning: unused variable ‘a’ [-Wunused-variable]

[ 73%] Building CXX object plugins/grib_pi/CMakeFiles/grib_pi.dir/src/GribSettingsDialog.cpp.o
/root/OpenCPN/plugins/grib_pi/src/GribSettingsDialog.cpp:57:107: warning: missing braces around initializer for ‘const wxString [5]’ [-Wmissing-braces]
/root/OpenCPN/plugins/grib_pi/src/GribSettingsDialog.cpp:57:107: warning: missing braces around initializer for ‘const wxString [5]’ [-Wmissing-braces]
/root/OpenCPN/plugins/grib_pi/src/GribSettingsDialog.cpp:57:107: warning: missing braces around initializer for ‘const wxString [5]’ [-Wmissing-braces]

[ 77%] Building CXX object plugins/grib_pi/CMakeFiles/grib_pi.dir/__/__/src/wxJSON/jsonval.cpp.o
/root/OpenCPN/src/wxJSON/jsonval.cpp: In member function ‘wxJSONRefData* wxJSONValue::COW()’:
/root/OpenCPN/src/wxJSON/jsonval.cpp:3057:20: warning: variable ‘data’ set but not used [-Wunused-but-set-variable]
/root/OpenCPN/src/wxJSON/jsonval.cpp: At global scope:
/root/OpenCPN/src/wxJSON/jsonval.cpp:35:22: warning: ‘traceMask’ defined but not used [-Wunused-variable]
/root/OpenCPN/src/wxJSON/jsonval.cpp:36:22: warning: ‘compareTraceMask’ defined but not used [-Wunused-variable]
/root/OpenCPN/src/wxJSON/jsonval.cpp:37:22: warning: ‘cowTraceMask’ defined but not used [-Wunused-variable]
[ 77%] Building CXX object plugins/grib_pi/CMakeFiles/grib_pi.dir/__/__/src/wxJSON/jsonreader.cpp.o
/root/OpenCPN/src/wxJSON/jsonreader.cpp:174:22: warning: ‘traceMask’ defined but not used [-Wunused-variable]
/root/OpenCPN/src/wxJSON/jsonreader.cpp:175:22: warning: ‘storeTraceMask’ defined but not used [-Wunused-variable]
[ 77%] Building CXX object plugins/grib_pi/CMakeFiles/grib_pi.dir/__/__/src/wxJSON/jsonwriter.cpp.o
/root/OpenCPN/src/wxJSON/jsonwriter.cpp:23:22: warning: ‘writerTraceMask’ defined but not used [-Wunused-variable]

[ 88%] Building CXX object plugins/dashboard_pi/CMakeFiles/dashboard_pi.dir/src/baro_history.cpp.o
/root/OpenCPN/plugins/dashboard_pi/src/baro_history.cpp: In member function ‘void DashboardInstrument_BaroHistory::DrawWindSpeedScale(wxGCDC*)’:
/root/OpenCPN/plugins/dashboard_pi/src/baro_history.cpp:155:10: warning: unused variable ‘val1’ [-Wunused-variable]
/root/OpenCPN/plugins/dashboard_pi/src/baro_history.cpp:156:10: warning: unused variable ‘WindSpdScale’ [-Wunused-variable]
/root/OpenCPN/plugins/dashboard_pi/src/baro_history.cpp: In member function ‘void DashboardInstrument_BaroHistory::DrawForeground(wxGCDC*)’:
/root/OpenCPN/plugins/dashboard_pi/src/baro_history.cpp:259:10: warning: unused variable ‘dir’ [-Wunused-variable]
[ 88%] Building CXX object plugins/dashboard_pi/CMakeFiles/dashboard_pi.dir/src/from_ownship.cpp.o
[ 88%] Building CXX object plugins/dashboard_pi/CMakeFiles/dashboard_pi.dir/src/wxJSON/jsonval.cpp.o
/root/OpenCPN/plugins/dashboard_pi/src/wxJSON/jsonval.cpp: In member function ‘wxJSONRefData* wxJSONValue::COW()’:
/root/OpenCPN/plugins/dashboard_pi/src/wxJSON/jsonval.cpp:3051:20: warning: variable ‘data’ set but not used [-Wunused-but-set-variable]
/root/OpenCPN/plugins/dashboard_pi/src/wxJSON/jsonval.cpp: At global scope:
/root/OpenCPN/plugins/dashboard_pi/src/wxJSON/jsonval.cpp:31:22: warning: ‘traceMask’ defined but not used [-Wunused-variable]
/root/OpenCPN/plugins/dashboard_pi/src/wxJSON/jsonval.cpp:32:22: warning: ‘compareTraceMask’ defined but not used [-Wunused-variable]
/root/OpenCPN/plugins/dashboard_pi/src/wxJSON/jsonval.cpp:33:22: warning: ‘cowTraceMask’ defined but not used [-Wunused-variable]
[ 90%] Building CXX object plugins/dashboard_pi/CMakeFiles/dashboard_pi.dir/src/wxJSON/jsonreader.cpp.o
/root/OpenCPN/plugins/dashboard_pi/src/wxJSON/jsonreader.cpp:170:22: warning: ‘traceMask’ defined but not used [-Wunused-variable]
/root/OpenCPN/plugins/dashboard_pi/src/wxJSON/jsonreader.cpp:171:22: warning: ‘storeTraceMask’ defined but not used [-Wunused-variable]
[ 90%]
I'll try again with an older build.
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Stu...
I don't see any error in the part of the build log you posted, just warnings (harmless)

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Thanks for the reply Pavel.

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I bought several of these boards, hoping to get them to work with gnuradio. I guess my linux skills are lacking. The learning curve is huge. I have downloaded many distro and it seems that the A20 cpu and graphic are not that popular. It does seem to run cubieboard A20 images. I keep running into issue when I try to build from source which each distro. I will try it, what SD distro should I start off with?
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I am starting with fresh distro Desktop

I get an error message that it can not find glxgears

sudo apt-get install glxgears build-essential git cmake libx11-dev

I am using a cubieboard A20 clone
The network connection is ok as I am posting this from the sbc.
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