Hi Happy, I don't know if we are going to upset the crew here, by dealing with this in this thread.
@Dave please advise if you want me to move this off....
@ Happy, your version of wxwidgets identical to mine.
I have been playing with the logfile, using Kate. (You can open the logfile, and then start O, and Kate will report the changes) Here are the changes:
--- - 2016-06-19 13:26:37.362937607 -0500
+++ /home/john/.opencpn/opencpn.log 2016-06-19 13:26:31.486633779 -0500
@@ -10131,3 +10131,12 @@
13:25:34 EST: ***GPS Watchdog timeout at Lat:12.578 Lon: -81.6961
13:25:34 EST: NMEA
input device open failed: /dev/ttyUSB1
13:25:34 EST: NMEA
input device open failed: /dev/ttyUSB2
+13:26:21 EST: Chart cache purge
+13:26:21 EST: ChartSymbols loaded from /usr/share/opencpn/s57data/chartsymbols.xml
+13:26:22 EST: Using s57data in /usr/share/opencpn/s57data
+13:26:22 EST: Initializing Chart /home/john/Charts/CM93_2011/
+13:26:22 EST: CM93Composite Chart Root is /home/john/Charts/CM93_2011//
+13:26:22 EST: Loaded CM93 Dictionary from /home/john/Charts/CM93_2011//
+13:26:22 EST: Loading CM93 cell /home/john/Charts/CM93_2011//02700780/E/03070834.E
+13:26:22 EST: Loading CM93 cell /home/john/Charts/CM93_2011//02700780/E/03070835.E
+13:26:31 EST: LOGBOOK: 2016-06-19 18:26:31 UTC DR Lat 12.57800 Lon -81.69610
So, something in the above list triggered the pinwheel.
@ Dave, you asked if there was any way I could stop the pinwheel, once started. Just now I found that the pinwheel had stopped, and stayed stopped for the session, but did the usual thing on re-start.
What I did to stop it I am not sure but, I typed the top portion of this post, and I opened the logfile with Kate, and then closed Kate without saving, cut and pasted the differences....and the pinwheel had stopped when I returned to that O window, I panned, zoomed and could not cause the pinwheel to return by all usual triggers, until I restarted O.... Perhaps the problem is to do with the logfile remaining open???