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Old 23-10-2019, 15:25   #1
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OpenCPN on a Linux System

Hi, I just joined the forum. I installed OpenCPN Ver 5 on my Linux desktop. I'm using Ubuntu Ver 18 Bionic Beaver. It seemed to install ok. Downloaded a couple of NOAA charts using Chart downloader. A couple were RNC and one was ENC. Seemed to down load them. Used the default directory that is showed. When I click on Show local files nothing happens. It's also not displaying the charts when I open the program. I even clicked on rebuild the chart data base and the ENC button. No joy. When I go straight to the directory in file manager where the charts are they are showing there but not in OpenCPN. I'm using the same version on a Windows 10 laptop with with the same charts with no problems. It's making me nuts. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Jim
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Old 23-10-2019, 16:20   #2
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Jim,

Do you have chart outlines turned on?

Is the location of the screen center actually near one of the chart locations? Does the coastal outline show?

Show files tries to open the default file manager. Does it actually open the file manager? If not that may not be a problem with OpenCPN.

Can we see a log file?
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Yes. Chart outlines are turned on. I think that the center of the screen is centered over the ocean and not close to a coast line. I can't seem to get the screen to move left or right. I'm scaled out to 500NM and when I scale down to 1 NM all I get is blue so I must be a long way from a coast line. Isn't OpenCPN suppose to show a world map when it first loads or do I have to load more charts? Jim
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Re: OpenCPN on a Linux System

Could it be a permissions problem? Check file permission on the charts. You should have
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Yes. Chart outlines are turned on. I think that the center of the screen is centered over the ocean and not close to a coast line. I can't seem to get the screen to move left or right. I'm scaled out to 500NM and when I scale down to 1 NM all I get is blue so I must be a long way from a coast line. Isn't OpenCPN suppose to show a world map when it first loads or do I have to load more charts? Jim
Start OpenCPN and click the ? (Help) icon. On the first dialog is a long to the log file. Click that link and see if the log file opens in a text view.

If it does, copy the last 100 lines of the log file and post them here in a message. Probably there is a message or two in there that tells what is the problem.
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Re: OpenCPN on a Linux System

I opened the help file and clicked on the log file link and this is what was displayed in the text editor.


08:40:02 MDT: 2019-10-24
08:40:02 MDT: ------- Starting OpenCPN -------
08:40:02 MDT: 4.99.1508
08:40:02 MDT: wxWidgets version: wxWidgets 3.0.2 Linux 64 bit wxGTK
08:40:02 MDT: OS Version reports as: 5.0
08:40:02 MDT: MemoryStatus: mem_total: 32074 mb, mem_initial: 1 mb
08:40:02 MDT: SData_Locn is /snap/opencpn/254/usr/share/opencpn/
08:40:02 MDT: PrivateDataDir is /home/jim/snap/opencpn/254/.opencpn
08:40:02 MDT: Using existing Config_File: /home/jim/snap/opencpn/254/.opencpn/opencpn.conf
08:40:02 MDT: Setting Ownship Lat/Lon 33.358, -79.282
08:40:02 MDT: Switch InlandEcdis mode Off
08:40:02 MDT: Styles loading from /snap/opencpn/254/usr/share/opencpn/uidata/styles.xml
08:40:02 MDT: No styles found at: /home/jim/snap/opencpn/254/
08:40:02 MDT: No styles found at: /home/jim/snap/opencpn/254/.opencpn/
08:40:02 MDT: Using SVG Icons
08:40:02 MDT: Detected display size (horizontal): 443 mm
08:40:02 MDT: Getting DefaultSystemLocale...
08:40:02 MDT: System default Language: en_US
08:40:02 MDT: Config file language: en_US
08:40:02 MDT: Adjusted App language: en_US
08:40:02 MDT: Opencpn language load for: en_US
08:40:02 MDT: Loading catalog for opencpn core.
08:40:02 MDT: Getting DefaultSystemLocale...
08:40:02 MDT: Opencpn language set to: en_US
08:40:02 MDT: Loading Configs catalog: /home/jim/snap/opencpn/254/.opencpn/Configs/configs.xml
08:40:02 MDT: Creating MyFrame...size(1551, 873) position(49, 27)
08:40:02 MDT: Creating glChartCanvas
08:40:02 MDT: Metrics: m_display_size_mm: 443 wxDisplaySize: 1600:900
08:40:02 MDT: Loading Tide/Current data source: /snap/opencpn/254/usr/share/opencpn/tcdata/HARMONIC.IDX
08:40:02 MDT: Error loading Tide/Currect data source /snap/opencpn/254/usr/share/opencpn/tcdata/HARMONIC.IDX Error Code: TC_FILE_NOT_FOUND
08:40:02 MDT: UnLoading Tide/Current data source: /snap/opencpn/254/usr/share/opencpn/tcdata/HARMONIC.IDX
08:40:02 MDT: OpenGL-> Renderer String: Mesa DRI Intel(R) Haswell Desktop
08:40:02 MDT: OpenGL-> Version reported: 3.0 Mesa 18.0.5
08:40:02 MDT: OpenGL-> Detected Intel renderer, disabling stencil buffer
08:40:02 MDT: OpenGL-> Texture rectangle format: de1
08:40:02 MDT: OpenGL-> Using Vertexbuffer Objects
08:40:02 MDT: OpenGL-> Using Framebuffer Objects
08:40:02 MDT: OpenGL-> Using FBO Stencil buffer
08:40:02 MDT: OpenGL-> Using Depth buffer clipping
08:40:02 MDT: OpenGL-> Using s3tc dxt1 compression
08:40:02 MDT: OpenGL-> Compressed tile size: 128kb (8:1)
08:40:02 MDT: OpenGL-> Minimum cartographic line width: 1.0
08:40:02 MDT: OpenGL-> Minimum symbol line width: 1.1
08:40:08 MDT: ChartDB Cache policy: Application target is 1024 MBytes
08:40:08 MDT: Loading chart db version: V018
08:40:08 MDT: Chartdb: Chart directory list follows
08:40:08 MDT: Chart directory #0: /home/jim/snap/opencpn/254/Charts/RNC/US_CGD13
08:40:08 MDT: GPS Watchdog Timeout is: 6 sec.
08:40:08 MDT: OpenCPN Initialized in 5865 ms.
08:40:08 MDT: Unable to initialize background world map. No GSHHS datafiles found in /snap/opencpn/254/usr/share/opencpn/gshhs/
08:40:08 MDT: Loading World Chart Q=0 in 0 ms.
08:40:08 MDT: GSHHS World chart files have wrong version. Found -1, expected 210-220.
08:40:08 MDT: Loading World Chart Q=4 in 0 ms.
08:40:08 MDT: DPMM: 3.61174 ScaleFactorExp: 1
08:40:08 MDT: Looking for UserIcons at /home/jim/snap/opencpn/254/.opencpn/UserIcons
08:40:08 MDT: Loading navobjects from navobj.xml
08:40:08 MDT: Done loading navobjects, 0 duplicate waypoints ignored
08:40:08 MDT: Loading World Chart Q=4 in 0 ms.
08:40:08 MDT: Loading World Chart Q=4 in 0 ms.
08:40:08 MDT: PlugInManager: plugins loading from ~/.local/lib/opencpn:/usr/local/lib/opencpn:/usr/lib/opencpn:/snap/opencpn/current/usr/lib/opencpn
08:40:08 MDT: PlugInManager searching for PlugIns in location /home/jim/snap/opencpn/254/.local/lib/opencpn
08:40:08 MDT: Directory /home/jim/snap/opencpn/254/.local/lib/opencpn does not exist.
08:40:08 MDT: PlugInManager searching for PlugIns in location /usr/local/lib/opencpn
08:40:08 MDT: Directory /usr/local/lib/opencpn does not exist.
08:40:08 MDT: PlugInManager searching for PlugIns in location /usr/lib/opencpn
08:40:08 MDT: Directory /usr/lib/opencpn does not exist.
08:40:08 MDT: PlugInManager searching for PlugIns in location /snap/opencpn/current/usr/lib/opencpn
08:40:08 MDT: PlugInManager: Loading PlugIn: /snap/opencpn/current/usr/lib/opencpn/libchartdldr_pi.so
08:40:08 MDT: PlugInManager: /snap/opencpn/current/usr/lib/opencpn/libchartdldr_pi.so
API Version detected: 113
PlugIn Version detected: 103
08:40:08 MDT: chartdldr_pi: /home/jim/snap/opencpn/254/Charts
08:40:08 MDT: chartdldr_pi: /home/jim/snap/opencpn/254/Charts
08:40:08 MDT: PlugInManager: Loading PlugIn: /snap/opencpn/current/usr/lib/opencpn/libwmm_pi.so
08:40:08 MDT: PlugInManager: /snap/opencpn/current/usr/lib/opencpn/libwmm_pi.so
API Version detected: 108
PlugIn Version detected: 101
08:40:08 MDT: WMM: WMM model data loaded from file /snap/opencpn/254/usr/share/opencpn/plugins/wmm_pi/data/WMM.COF.
08:40:08 MDT: Opencpn language load for: en_US
08:40:08 MDT: Loading catalog for: opencpn-chartdldr_pi
08:40:08 MDT: Loading catalog for: opencpn-wmm_pi
08:40:08 MDT: Loading catalog for opencpn core.
08:40:08 MDT: Getting DefaultSystemLocale...
08:40:08 MDT: Loading World Chart Q=4 in 0 ms.
08:40:08 MDT: Loading World Chart Q=4 in 0 ms.
08:40:09 MDT: options: got device count: 1
08:40:09 MDT: Loading World Chart Q=4 in 0 ms.
08:40:09 MDT: Loading World Chart Q=4 in 0 ms.
08:40:09 MDT: Loading World Chart Q=4 in 0 ms.
08:40:09 MDT: Loading World Chart Q=4 in 0 ms.
08:40:10 MDT: ***GPS Watchdog timeout at Lat:33.358 Lon: -79.282
08:40:11 MDT: Loading World Chart Q=4 in 0 ms.
08:40:12 MDT: Error: Unable to open requested HTML document: file:/snap/opencpn/254/usr/share/opencpn/doc/help_en_US.html
08:40:12 MDT: Loading World Chart Q=4 in 0 ms.
08:40:12 MDT: Loading World Chart Q=4 in 0 ms.
08:40:45 MDT: Loading World Chart Q=4 in 0 ms.
08:40:51 MDT: Loading World Chart Q=4 in 0 ms.
08:41:03 MDT: LOGBOOK: 2019-10-24 14:41:03 UTC DR Lat 33.35800 Lon -79.28200
08:42:06 MDT: Loading World Chart Q=4 in 0 ms.
08:42:09 MDT: Loading World Chart Q=4 in 0 ms.
08:42:11 MDT: Loading World Chart Q=4 in 0 ms.
08:42:12 MDT: Loading World Chart Q=4 in 0 ms.
08:42:12 MDT: Loading World Chart Q=4 in 0 ms.
08:42:50 MDT: Loading World Chart Q=4 in 0 ms.
08:42:51 MDT: Loading World Chart Q=4 in 0 ms.
08:43:29 MDT: Loading World Chart Q=4 in 0 ms.
08:43:37 MDT: Loading World Chart Q=4 in 0 ms.
08:43:38 MDT: Loading World Chart Q=4 in 0 ms.
08:43:38 MDT: Loading World Chart Q=4 in 0 ms.
08:43:48 MDT: Loading World Chart Q=4 in 0 ms.
08:43:51 MDT: Loading World Chart Q=4 in 0 ms.


This is after I uninstalled it and started from scratch. Jim
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I opened the help file and clicked on the log file link and this is what was displayed in the text editor.

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This is after I uninstalled it and started from scratch. Jim

Please uninstall your snap package and install OpenCPN from the official repository. https://launchpad.net/~opencpn/+archive/ubuntu/opencpn

More installation instructions for Ubuntu here https://opencpn.org/wiki/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=opencpnpencpn_user_manual:getting_st artedpencpn_installation:ubuntu_ppa

The snap package for OpenCPN is very old, not even version 5.0, and incomplete. It is not officially supported.

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Thanks, That got it working. It still installed in a directory called Snap but it is Ver 5. I though that I was downloading the most current version the first time since it came from a site that a link from a search took me to. Jim
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