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by ExperiMentor
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Cumulus MX
Topic: CumulusMX backend crashes if weather station's USB is unplugged
Replies: 5
Views: 966

Re: CumulusMX backend crashes if weather station's USB is unplugged

It would be nice if the backend would carry on running and resume accepting data if the USB cable fault was rectified. In the real world, and not during testing, it might be caused a momentary disturbance of the cable, and it would be a shame if this required the backend to be restarted. I was aske...
by ExperiMentor
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Cumulus MX
Topic: question about webtages
Replies: 2
Views: 492

Re: question about webtages

I don't understand your question. Try asking again?
by ExperiMentor
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Cumulus MX
Topic: Email notification when no update
Replies: 2
Views: 1175

Re: Email notification when no update

Instead of just getting an email, this should automatically restore the Pi even if you're not there! Try the following - just make your Raspberry Pi reboot each day, or amend to make it reboot every few hours depending on what is needed. You should investigate and fix whatever is making it crash tho...
by ExperiMentor
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Cumulus 1
Topic: Twitter problem with Cumulus v1.9.4 (1099)
Replies: 14
Views: 2074

Re: Twitter problem with Cumulus v1.9.4 (1099)

I have a workaround for this problem that will help if you are using a Linux machine (eg Raspberry Pi) to run Cumulus MX. It involves using Cumulus to generate the text string to be tweeted, then using a separate simple (Python) program to tweet the text string when required (eg every hour). I've go...
by ExperiMentor
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Cumulus MX
Topic: Instructions: Installing CumulusMX on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 19
Views: 3509

Re: Instructions: Installing CumulusMX on Raspberry Pi

Thanks for finding an error in my instructions. The "For some reason" was that I had got a long hyphen (En-dash) instead of a short one in the code section saying sudo crontab -e Now fixed. Daily reboot is not particularly needed. It's just generally a good idea on any computer running any...
by ExperiMentor
Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Cumulus MX
Topic: Froggit WH3000SE
Replies: 5
Views: 630

Re: Froggit WH3000SE

Latest Cumulus MX release - v3.0.0 build 3043 Jan 20 2017. See the link in the 'pink' box at the top of the forums.
Good luck
by ExperiMentor
Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Web site - General
Topic: Google map message on website
Replies: 31
Views: 2477

Re: Google map message on website

It's not working that well, Ray! Your site is showing whatever XXX Woking Road is closest to the viewer (Google knows everything ....)! You should be able to switch it to a postcode without ill effect (and also hiding the address at which we know there's a weather station in the garden ...). Try cha...
by ExperiMentor
Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Cumulus 1
Topic: Not Posting on Twitter
Replies: 24
Views: 3548

Re: Not Posting on Twitter

Yes, Steve, that was the problem.
I enabled autoupdate in Settings / Internet Settings / Web/FTP settings ,and am now happily tweeting both the weather text string and my webcam image at @LiesbergDorf

:D
by ExperiMentor
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Cumulus 1
Topic: Not Posting on Twitter
Replies: 24
Views: 3548

Re: Not Posting on Twitter

Simon, I'm obviously not being clear, or am thicker than I think! I've not done anything like this before and it's not obvious what to do. What do I need to do to tell Cumulus to 'process' my webtags twitter.txt file? I guess it means adding the file into Settings / Extra Files, but that doesn't see...
by ExperiMentor
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Cumulus MX
Topic: USB stop responding
Replies: 34
Views: 3883

Re: USB stop responding

I don't have the same equipment, but here are some thoughts. Can you tell if either the Pi or Weather Station is 'crashing' & rebooting? or do both stay running with failed data collection? There are suggestions that adding USB hub helps some people. The hub should not do much except ensure that...
by ExperiMentor
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Cumulus 1
Topic: Not Posting on Twitter
Replies: 24
Views: 3548

Re: Not Posting on Twitter

Toxic17 wrote:you can get cumulus to process webtags to a file


A pointer on how to do that would be useful. Once I have a text file, I will be able to tweet it, with a corresponding weathercam image (I use Twython).
by ExperiMentor
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Cumulus 1
Topic: Not Posting on Twitter
Replies: 24
Views: 3548

Re: Not Posting on Twitter

Still trying to get a workaround for this.
Steve, is the text that CumulusMX would like to tweet (but fails because of the lack of auth keys) stored in a file somewhere? I am looking for but cannot find a copy of 'twitter.txt' that has been processed to contain the current data instead of the tags
by ExperiMentor
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Cumulus MX
Topic: Instructions: Installing CumulusMX on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 19
Views: 3509

Re: Instructions: Installing CumulusMX on Raspberry Pi

harrym1byt wrote:All now working, after a more thorough reading of the first post in this thread..

I managed (eventually) to download a copy of mono v3.1 directly onto the Pi, rename it, then install it.


Glad it helped. I wasted ages ...!
by ExperiMentor
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Cumulus MX
Topic: CumulusMX - RaspberyPi - Start|Stop|Restart Script V2.5.5.0
Replies: 409
Views: 123295

Re: CumulusMX - RaspberyPi - Start|Stop|Restart Script V2.5.5.0

Not a full reply, but maybe some pointers? First, a Pi 3B+ is unnecessarily overpowered for running CumulusMX. It runs with plenty to spare on a Pi Zero W. Second, it's easy to start CumulusMX on reboot by adding an appropriate "@reboot ..." line into crontab. I've never needed to brave th...
by ExperiMentor
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Cumulus MX
Topic: pre made raspberry pi - Cumulus mx img
Replies: 23
Views: 6047

Re: pre made raspberry pi - Cumulus mx img

Dazza kindly sent me a copy of his image, but I could not get it to work. He’s tried to add some helpful things, but means it ends up with a non-standard Raspberry Pi operating system which makes problems hard to work out.
I gave up on it.

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