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New to Cumulus trying to install on Rpi advice needed please

Postby M6YHW-ROB » Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:46 pm

Hi all,

New to the group and Cumulus other than had it installed on PC for less than a week now,
I want to install it on a Rpi1 and so far have the up to date debians and mono installed, i'm now stuck as to where and how i get the Cumulus on to the pi. on other groups i'm in for ADS-B i compiled an image with all necessary programs for the end user to just install my image and all they had to do was finish the install with two lines of copy paste text from my install sheet with their already assigned username, lon and lat etc for the groups radar / server requirements.
Is there not an image for cumulus than anyone can simply install?

Any help greatly appreciated

Thanks
Rob

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Re: New to Cumulus trying to install on Rpi advice needed please

Postby Herbaldew » Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:53 pm

I'm fairly new at this so take my advice with a grain of salt...

I don't think there is any "install" available.

Does rPi1 have USB? Just zip your CumulusMX folder and transfer it to the rPi on a thumb drive.

I personally use the built in VNC Server and simply zip the CumulusMX folder and transfer it to my rPi with VNC's built in file transfer utility. Unzip it to the root "pi" directory and start it with "sudo mono CumulusMX.exe". You need the client on whatever device you are connecting to the rPi with as well (You do not need to register it or sign up for anything for it to work): https://www.realvnc.com/en/download/vnc/

Actually I start it with a desktop shortcut. On desktop, Create New --> Empty File. Then right click on it and open with Text Editor and enter the text below, editing it for whatever you name it and change the icon to whatever you have or just delete that line.

Code: Select all

[Desktop Entry]
Comment=
Terminal=true
Name=CmX
Exec=sudo mono CumulusMX.exe
Type=Application
Icon=/home/pi/CumulusMX/MyIcons/cmx.ico
X-KeepTerminal=true
Path=/home/pi/CumulusMX
GenericName=Starts Cumulus MX
StartupNotify=false
Name[en_US]=CmX

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Re: New to Cumulus trying to install on Rpi advice needed please

Postby M6YHW-ROB » Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:16 am

many thanks for the help.
what cumulusmx download files are you using? i must be blind as i don't see where they are to download.
i can transfer from pc to pi via my normal winscr program but the pi1 does have 4 x usb

thanks
Rob

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Re: New to Cumulus trying to install on Rpi advice needed please

Postby steve » Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:42 am

The download is an attachment in an announcement in this section of the forum, the post title is "Cumulus MX Announcements and Download - PLEASE READ FIRST". There is a link to that post in the pink 'news' box near the top of the forum pages, where it says "See this post for download".
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Re: New to Cumulus trying to install on Rpi advice needed please

Postby M6YHW-ROB » Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:56 am

thanks i had already read that post so must of missed the link.
i installed mono from that post but my old eyes must of tricked me lol
thanks will check again when home tonight.

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Re: New to Cumulus trying to install on Rpi advice needed please

Postby M6YHW-ROB » Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:55 pm

I have now installed and must say it looks pretty damm sexy the MX version on the pi.
Really needs to be on a Pi2 or Pi3 as although its running it can be a tough laggy and needs a bit more warp drive.
Now my next question please if i may is making a website with my stations data, i believe it can be uploaded somewhere?
I do have my own domain i could use so any tips would be appreciated please.

Thanks Rob

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Re: New to Cumulus trying to install on Rpi advice needed please

Postby steve » Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:12 pm

M6YHW-ROB wrote:Really needs to be on a Pi2 or Pi3 as although its running it can be a tough laggy and needs a bit more warp drive.
The engine doesn't normally need much power, I didn't find it laggy running on a first generation Pi. Or do you mean when running a browser on the Pi itself rather than remotely on another more powerful device? That's quite likely to be laggy on a Pi1, it's not really up to the job for browsing.
Now my next question please if i may is making a website with my stations data, i believe it can be uploaded somewhere?

There's quite a lot of information about uploading to a web site in the wiki.
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Re: New to Cumulus trying to install on Rpi advice needed please

Postby M6YHW-ROB » Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:14 pm

Yes Steve laggy in a pi browser sorry.
Sorry to be such a noob but what do you mean in the wiki? :oops:

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Re: New to Cumulus trying to install on Rpi advice needed please

Postby M6YHW-ROB » Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:19 pm

found it sorry again

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Re: New to Cumulus trying to install on Rpi advice needed please

Postby steve » Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:47 pm

M6YHW-ROB wrote:Yes Steve laggy in a pi browser sorry.

The original Pi isn't much use for running a browser, particularly for something like the MX user interface, it's really only up to running the engine and viewing the UI from a PC or whatever.
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Re: New to Cumulus trying to install on Rpi advice needed please

Postby M6YHW-ROB » Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:54 pm

Hi all.

Ok i have made a subdomain on my own domain,
i have i believe setup all the correct FTP details in the internet settings page,
I have the dashboard on the pc working as it should.
I seem to be not doing something correctly as showing the website details now?

Can anyone lend me some advice on what i have not done or uploaded to the weather subdomin i created please

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Re: New to Cumulus trying to install on Rpi advice needed please

Postby steve » Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:36 pm

Have you tried restarting Cumulus? If so turn on FTP logging and look at ftplog.txt

It may also be useful to give a link to your web site and show your settings
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Re: New to Cumulus trying to install on Rpi advice needed please

Postby M6YHW-ROB » Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:58 pm

Hi thanks again,

ok ftp loging turned on now,
restarted cumulusmx on rpi.
web address is http://www.weather.fotoefex.co.uk

When i click on the url i get this

Forbidden

You don't have permission to access / on this server.

I only have the following in the weather folder =

Images
js
lib
weatherstyle.css

i have checked the ftp settings in cumulusmx and all is well, not sure where the ftp logging .txt file is found to check output?
thanks in advance
Rob

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Re: New to Cumulus trying to install on Rpi advice needed please

Postby M6YHW-ROB » Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:20 pm

OK sorry all it was my fault again, i had entered the sftp settings not the ftp settings, just need to make it look better now, new template i presume?

also how do you show a summary in your forums signatures i see on most members?

thanks rob

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Re: New to Cumulus trying to install on Rpi advice needed please

Postby PaulMy » Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:41 pm

also how do you show a summary in your forums signatures i see on most members?


Would this be what you are looking for https://www.tnetweather.com/projects/phpggbanner

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