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  [OP2] How to get Network to work again
Posted by: SkipperEarly - 7 hours ago - Forum: How do I...? - Replies (4)

RP3b+ with Moitessier. Have suspicion that my internal wlan modul is not working anymore and added a wlanUSB. For the i/net and the headless mode I am currently connected by ethernet cable and switch/router.

can't really reproduce what all I tried to get the op wlan working again.
Have de&re-installed OPnetworking but now when starting OPnetworking I see just the hourglass for ca 10sec and nothing else (no network dialog openin
I add the iwconfig and ifconfig files, any other logs I should share to get help?


  Upgrade from OP1 to OP2
Posted by: DomH - Yesterday, 08:24 AM - Forum: General discussion - Replies (1)


I have used OP1 on PI3B+ (in fact 3 in a network), which a number of specific configuration (network - ethernet and wifi, specialisation of the different PI using OP1 to help as well as some modification of diverse config files.

As it was a evolutive process (try and error) and on board when sailing, I do not have documented and saved all the adaptations...

So I would be happy to be able to upgrade from etch to buster (OP1 to OP2) to be able to use PI4B without having to reconfigure everythning.

Ii seems not possible just to upgrade on PI3 from etch to buster (lost of graphical interface on PI3 and impossible to use on PI4.

I have tried to install  openplotter-settings v2.0.16-beta on my previous installation but it work only with dependencies available on buster.

Any idea to help me to upgrade my installation without starting from scratch.

Thanks in advance.

  nmea0183-signalk-n2k How?
Posted by: Celestine - Yesterday, 06:53 AM - Forum: General discussion - Replies (2)

How do I get converted nmea0183 data out on the can-bus via Actisense NGT-1?
I see the sentenses get converted to signalk but then?
I need sentences like RMB, XTE, APB (sent from ocpn) out on can-bus.
I have installed signalk-nmea200 plugin but I don't understand how to convert the information I need.
Have tried with both OP 1.2 and 2.x but the problem is still unsolved.
Pär W

  missing sources
Posted by: moonman - 11-19-2019, 09:52 PM - Forum: General discussion - Replies (1)

Fresh install of 2.0 on Ubuntu. Followed install directions to a T.   However, upon launching Openplotter Settings and trying to add the missing sources (via "Add Sources" tab), the following error is returned, and the repos are not added. What am I doing wrong?

"Traceback (most recent call last):

  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/openplotterSettings/", line 24, in main
    conf2 = Conf()
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/openplotterSettings/", line 24, in __init__
    if self.user == 'root': self.user = os.path.expanduser(os.environ["SUDO_USER"])
  File "/usr/lib/python3.7/", line 679, in __getitem__
    raise KeyError(key) from None
KeyError: 'SUDO_USER'

During handling of the above exception, another exception occurred:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/settingsSourcesInstall", line 11, in <module>
    load_entry_point('openplotterSettings==2.0', 'console_scripts', 'settingsSourcesInstall')()
  File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/openplotterSettings/", line 95, in main
    except Exception as e: print(_('FAILED: ')+str(e))
NameError: name '_' is not defined"

  Found a great touchscreen monitor for OP
Posted by: terestron - 11-19-2019, 09:09 PM - Forum: General discussion - Replies (3)

I don't see much info on a good monitor for OP in the cockpit.  I came across this one.

It sells new for $1300  but I bought one on eBay for $27 like brand new and there are quite few on there in the $50 to $60 range.

It is 12.1" touchscreen (2 point) and it says it is good for all conditions. High brightness for daylight viewing 1000nit.  12vdc, looks like it may need 4a source but mine is running fine on a 2a supply. Enclosure is made out of aluminium.  has a antiglare screen.  vesa mounting, hdmi.

when i plugged the usb in to the RaspPi the touchscreen worked right away. however it seems to be just one point, need to figure that out.  it has a window key that will drop down the Pi menu if your OpenCPN is full screen. BTW I am running a Pi 3+ B and OP v2.

Hope this helps someone looking for a monitor.

  Sensors aboard
Posted by: flybob - 11-18-2019, 02:16 PM - Forum: General discussion - Replies (3)


So now I am stuck, finally... I can't figure out how to get a proper sensor solution.

Wireless sensors:
Easy to install cable wise, but hard to find a suitable sensor. Has anyone found a sensor that works well with OP?

The problem with the latter is that i have the Moitessier hat, which does not feature any of the needed pins... And if i introduce another shield on the Pi, it does not fit the perfect case. Has anyone else done some sensoring along with the moitessier hat and can provide some guidance?

A great project with the best of two worlds, NodeMCU sensor groups that can be spread out across the boat. Need a reliable NodeMCU though and several power supplies. Anyone has experience here?
"SigkSens is a program that runs on an ESP8266-compatible, or ESP32, micro-controller unit ("the MCU" from now on), for the purpose of collecting data from various pre-defined sensors and sending it to your SignalK Node Server."


  panasonic cf-vdw07 connection need help
Posted by: chech - 11-17-2019, 03:08 PM - Forum: General discussion - No Replies

hello i want to test old cf-vdw07 for have wireless screen i buy one for 11 euro on ebay but i don t know if it possible to hack the non free software if you have an idea work in progress

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.pdf   CF-VDW07M_wireless_config.pdf (Size: 1.02 MB / Downloads: 7)

  pypilot plugin graphical overlay - compass mode green line
Posted by: ironman - 11-16-2019, 04:40 PM - Forum: General discussion - No Replies

I have version 5.0.0 of opencpn on raspberry 3, and latest releases compiled from github of the pypilot plugin and tinypilot. I have Enable Graphical Overlay checked and I do see the nice red and green vectors in GPS mode. So far I'm happy.

However, in compass mode I have this green line that does not seem to be related to either my current heading or commanded heading. Is this known and something I can fix? See picture below.


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BTW in GPS mode the graphical overlay get confused when I choose 'course up', see below two pictures taket at practically the same moment.

north up:

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course up:

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  Kplex functionality in OP2?
Posted by: abarrow - 11-16-2019, 02:37 AM - Forum: General discussion - Replies (2)

I know kplex isn't ready yet on OP2. Is there a work around to bring NMEA 0183 network and USB serial data into OP2 now?

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  [OP2] How to configure Moitessier Hat
Posted by: SkipperEarly - 11-13-2019, 02:15 AM - Forum: How do I...? - Replies (3)


Struggle with the installation on R3B+ OP2.

Anything I am missing to configure?

BTW: would be nice to have in addition to "check pressure" and "check temperature" also a "check position /AIS" tap. I know the blinking LEDs already indicate transmission but in headless mode the LEDs may not be in the visibility.
Maybe a gui-Icon for the cat /dev/moitessier.tty command output would already help.