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Instructions: Installing CumulusMX on Raspberry Pi

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Re: Instructions: Installing CumulusMX on Raspberry Pi

Postby sutne » Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:45 am

phipps wrote:I do have a couple questions, what's the reasoning behind doing a reboot every night?

I am running CumulusMX on a Pi without problems and I never reboot.

phipps wrote:Also, what's the "safest" way to shut down CumulusMX and the Pi if I need to make changes or move it, etc?


Use this script: viewtopic.php?f=27&t=13767

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Re: Instructions: Installing CumulusMX on Raspberry Pi

Postby ExperiMentor » Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:09 pm

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

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sudo crontab -e

Now fixed.

Daily reboot is not particularly needed. It's just generally a good idea on any computer running anything continuously, a good habit. It just ensures that any over-filling buffers get flushed, etc. And if something had gone wrong with Cumulus MX or any other running program (I run other things too on the same Pi), everything gets neatly restarted, so that problems get a chance to fix themselves eg if you are away on holiday.

To stop a Pi running Cumulus MX, you can just logon using SSH (eg, PuTTY) and type

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sudo halt

and once all the lights stop flashing the Pi has stopped and you can disconnect the power.

If you don't want Cumulus MX to start when you plug the power in again, comment out the relevant line in sudo crontab -e before halting, and put it back in again when you do want it to restart.

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Re: Instructions: Installing CumulusMX on Raspberry Pi

Postby odintheterrible » Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:18 am

Greetings,
I have a spare Raspberry Pi Model B+ V1.2 sitting in the cupboard doing nothing and as I already have MX running on an oldish micro PC I was wondering if this Pi is suitable for the MX installation as per your guide ???

Just as a matter of interest, do you know if anyone has tried using the 'BT's Global Sager Weathercaster PHP Scripts For Cumulus' with any success as I'm running into a brick wall with it ... http://sandaysoft.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=9901'

Thanks
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Re: Instructions: Installing CumulusMX on Raspberry Pi

Postby dazza1223 » Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:24 am

hi yh that will fun fine on the the pi 2 (3 be better ) but pi 2 be ok you just have to set up mono

viewtopic.php?f=27&t=13587
have fun and keep learning

dazza :D

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Re: Instructions: Installing CumulusMX on Raspberry Pi

Postby odintheterrible » Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:50 pm

Cheers ;)
Just one quick question ... when I have MX installed on the Pi, is there a way to change the port settings that CumulusMX will use ??
I ask this as I've already got it running on a stand alone mini pc using ports 8998 and 8002 ... I think.

I know it's theoretically possible to forward these ports to other pc's as well but my TP-Link router won't facilitate forwarding the same port numberto 2 different IPs.

So, is it possible to change the port numbers in MX and if so, how do I do this ??

Many thanks
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