I have used the latest beta for the past few weeks -- even on the water
. Yesterday I used it and had some strange behavior. The charts
began to flicker between being present and then going black. This happened several times until it finally went to only black and the open chart icons at the bottom of the screen
(right above the status bar) went black, as well. I rebuilt the chart database but had the same experience. Even after restarting cpn. Eventually I got a much smaller scale black screen
with chart outlines only. When I clicked on the "go to boat" icon at the top the program crashed.
The only difference with the previous time I used it, when it worked flawlessly, was that I had my instruments connected via NMEA
(using a Keyspan USB to Serial
adapter.) The instruments worked perfectly with the plugin.
When I returned home and started the program (without instruments or GPS), it again worked fine.
Is this a known behavior with a known fix?