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  RDP-in to a new installation
Posted by: ElbeTaxi - 09-15-2017, 11:28 AM - Forum: How do I...? - Replies (4)

I new-installed OP off-site, because i have no display for the OP on my boat. I took the Raspy to the boat, plugged in the USB hub with the GPS and AIS and powered it up.

I can SSH-in, but not RDP-in. Its connected via LAN to a 4G Router. That means i dont use WLAN on the Raspy, neither for Connection, nor for Accesspoint.

Does RDP for the LAN needs to be avtivated somewhere? And, if so, is there a way to do it by SSH?

I really love OP. But since NOOBS is the only avaiable image, i had not one day in this summer with a running OP.

Every time i prepared a Raspi for the boat at home, something went wrong when i took it to the boat and tried to connect it headless to my boats LAN or WLAN. Its a little bit frustrating...

Any help very appreciated, thx in advance!

  Probles with IC2
Posted by: Snijdor - 09-14-2017, 04:15 PM - Forum: How do I...? - Replies (4)


Been a while since I was tinkering with Openplotter (see brag-board Smile
With the new version (10) however I am not able to get the IC2 sensors going.
I can see them in Openplotter, selected a SignalK sentence but they don't show up in the SignalK diagnostics (see attachment) I've tried my BMP180 and HTU21, together and separate but with no avail.

/usr/sbin/i2cdetect -y 1

I see that get an address.
Can someone point me in the right direction?

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Wink AIS Setup on 0.15.1
Posted by: felizcortez - 09-14-2017, 12:55 AM - Forum: How do I...? - Replies (16)

I am trying to set up my DVB-T Dongle in 0.15.1 to support AIS in OpenCPN.  I went to the marina this evening to hook everything up.

The GPS works great and is plugged into the same powered hub as the DVB-T dongle.  

I know the DVB-T dongle is getting recognized because here is the output from  lsusb

pi@openplotter:~ $ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 007: ID 1546:01a7 U-Blox AG 
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 0bda:2838 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL2838 DVB-T
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 05e3:0610 Genesys Logic, Inc. 4-port hub
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0bda:8178 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8192CU 802.11n WLAN Adapter
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0424:ec00 Standard Microsystems Corp. SMSC9512/9514 Fast Ethernet Adapter
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0424:9514 Standard Microsystems Corp. 
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

I was able to perform the calibration and came up with the following values for gain and PPM

I have Channel A 161.975M selected
Gain = 49.6
Correction (ppm) = -16

I'm not sure whether the correction should be a negative number, but thats what the calibration tool spit out?  I tried running it a time earlier and Correction (PPM) was around 5.2.  I'm using the included antenna that came with the dongle and was in the Harbor right by San Diego Bay so I thought that I should be able to see an AIS target in the marina on OpenCPN, but nothing came up after enabling AIS monitoring.

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.



  Ethernet Internet while running AP
Posted by: CapnRon - 09-13-2017, 10:56 PM - Forum: How do I...? - Replies (3)

How do I run the OpenPlotter Access Point on Wifi and connect to the internet over the ethernet port simultaneously?  I am running OpenPlotter 0.10.0 alpha on a new RaspberryPi 3.  I am getting instrument data to OpenCPN over the AP, but I have tried all the various combinations  in the WiFi tab to try and get internet access over the Ethernet connection.  It is hit or miss if it works, very hard to figure out what is wrong.  I have an IP address for the Ethernet port, I see it on my home Router, but Chromium says any site is unreachable.


Posted by: Luckbert - 09-13-2017, 02:06 PM - Forum: How do I...? - No Replies

Hallo Zusammen, 
Ich versuche mir kleine Veränderungen an dem Intrumentpanel (http://localhost:3000/instrumentpanel/
ich möchte mehrer Sachen realisieren. 
1. Das Fenster öffnet ohne Menüleiste. das klappt mit "chromium-browser --app=http://localhost:3000/instrumentpanel/

2.Das Fenster soll ohne Fensterkopf  öffnen.  

  • <application title="localhost__instrumentpanel">

    </ application>

      Diese  Zeilen habe ich in der /home/pi/.config/openbox/lxde-pi-rc.xml Das brachte leider keinen Erfolg.

3. ich möchte das Fenster verkleinern. Wenn ich es aber mit der Maus verschiebe werden die Panele auch kleiner und der freie Raum auf der rechte Seite bleibt frei. Ich möchte gerne alle Panele (Daten) untereinander haben.

Hello everybody,
I try to make small changes to the Intrument panel (http://localhost:3000/instrumentpanel/)
I would like to realize several things.

1. The window opens without a menu bar. the folds with "chrome-browser --app = http: // localhost: 3000 / instrumentpanel /"

2. Open the window without the window head.
<applicationTitle = "localhost__instrumentpanel">
<decor> no </ decor>
</ application>

      These lines I inserted in the "/home/pi/.config/openbox/lxde-pi-rc.xml". Unfortunately this did not succeed

3. I want to minimize the window. If I move it with the mouse, the panels will also be smaller and the free space on the right remains free. I would like to have all the panels together (data).

What am I doing wrong?

The size of the window is done.

Unfortunately it is not in the foreground when I start opencpn in full screen.

Setting -> always in the foreground brought no success

  [SOLVED] NMEA 0183 generator losing data..
Posted by: PaddyB - 09-13-2017, 11:00 AM - Forum: Bug Reports - Replies (5)

Hi,   on this setup -
Pi3, openplotter 0.15.1, ads1115, BMP180, MPU9250, dual usb serial ais/gps

I have the generator set to create  a MDA nmea sentence from the BMP180 barometer data and some other sentences  -

sentences = [['MTW', [['propulsion.eng.temperature', 'x.x', '-', 273.15], 'C'], 1.0], ['MDA', ['', '', ['environment.outside.pressure', 'x.xxx', '/', 100000.0], '', ['environment.inside.temperature', 'x.x', '-', 271.15], 'C', '', '', '', '', '', '', '', '', '', '', '', '', '', ''], 1.0], ['HDG', [['navigation.headingMagnetic', 'x.x|deg', '+', 0.0], '0', 'W', '0', 'W'], 1.0]]

Problem is it seems to lose the barometer data after a few minutes. If I edit the generator, or just go in and OK again, this sentence is created -

Then after a few minutes it doesn't add the pressure ..

Nothing showing up in the terminal just this after restarting the NMEA generator..
GET /signalk/v1/api/vessels 200 4.067 ms - 5358

The signalK side seems to be fine, it gets saved to a database an doesn't show any dropout of the barometer data.

Odd one, any ideas anyone?


  One Wire serial number selection
Posted by: JD1 - 09-12-2017, 07:03 PM - Forum: Feature Requests - No Replies

When there are more than a handful of one wire temperature sensors involved, it gets awkward to select a serial number that goes with a particular measurement.
I seem to remember that at one time, when selecting sensor ID's to assign, only the ID's that were not assigned showed up. Now maybe my brain is getting a bit fuzzy and this didn't actually happen but it would be a better way of going than the current method where I have to manually figure out if a particular serial number has been assigned or if it is free.
The current method is of value in certain circumstances but it would be really nice if we could have a choice of displaying all serial numbers or only the serial numbers that are currently not assigned.

  How to publish a timestamp/ environment.time?
Posted by: Alpenskipper - 09-11-2017, 05:31 AM - Forum: How do I...? - Replies (2)

For an airpressure chart, I would need the local time (the time of the raspberry pi, no nmea sequences with a time string available ).
How can the internal raspberry pi time be published in OP?

  [SOLVED] UDP input does not work
Posted by: kste - 09-10-2017, 05:58 PM - Forum: Bug Reports - Replies (8)

I have a Shipmodul Miniplex 3E in the lan.
If I create a TCP Input On Openplotter (0.15.1) connection, it works, connects and receives NMEA 0183 strings
If I configure the Shipmodul with UDP broadcast and set up in UDP also the connection to Openplotter, it does not work, the diagnostics does not display any input string.
If I create the same connection to Opencpn in the same RPI it works correctly.

  Bidirectional TCP (or UDP) connection with Shipmodul Miniplex-3E
Posted by: kste - 09-10-2017, 06:32 AM - Forum: How do I...? - Replies (2)

I have openplotter updated on RPi3, on board I also have a Shipmodul Miniplex-3E that I use as hub / multiplex for nmea ports on cable.
I have set a TCP input on openplotter without problems so I have Openplotter the main multiplex with all the strings.
The Shipmodul (as it says in the manual) handles input and output together in the same connection so it can establish a bidirectional channel on the same port.
Openplotter does not allow to create a bidirectional TCP or UDP connection, and if I try to create two separately, it tells me that there is already a connection to that port.
How can I do? I would like to bring the Openplotter Compass to Shipmodul to have it on the nmea physical network.
I would not use usb-nmea adapters on Openplotter because I did not find them stable in my situation.