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Cumulus MX on OSX issues

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Cumulus MX on OSX issues

Postby tgaughan67 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:22 am

Hi,

I am very new to weather stations and recently bought a Aercus WS3083, I have mounted and set up the station as per instructions with no issues.
The issues started when I downloaded MX and then the Mono player with no issues, I tried following the OSX set up guide from the post but haven't got any further. In the terminal window the Cumulus directory cannot be found, I have tried looking through various posts for similar issues but with no luck.
If someone could help with an idiots guide to the installation that would be fantastic, I am beginning to feel like my purchase has been a bit of a waste of time due to level of work required to get some software working.

Kind regards

Tom in Stamford, England.

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Re: Cumulus MX on OSX issues

Postby steve » Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:56 am

This isn't a Cumulus issue, this is presumably a lack of experience on your part with using a terminal window? I'm afraid I can't be a lot of help as it's a long time since I owned a Mac and I can't remember exactly what I did. First of all, where did you put the CumulusMXDist3043.zip file, and how did you unzip it?
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Re: Cumulus MX on OSX issues

Postby tgaughan67 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:21 pm

Hi Steve,

Yes you are right I have no clue about terminal windows, the Cumulus MX is on my Desktop as is the Mono player.

Screenshot shows the Cumulus MX file contents and I haven't unzipped any files, it also shows the terminal window I tried.

Sorry to be a bother

Kind regards

Tom
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Re: Cumulus MX on OSX issues

Postby steve » Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:30 pm

You have to unzip the file, and you have to change to the directory containing the unzipped contents (using the cd command), otherwise the system has no idea where to find the Cumulus executable.
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Re: Cumulus MX on OSX issues

Postby tgaughan67 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:10 am

Hi Steve,

The file isn't zipped from this site, it shows as being a zipped file but when I download it it just shows as a normal file on my desktop.
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Re: Cumulus MX on OSX issues

Postby steve » Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:10 am

I suspect that Safari has helpfully unzipped the file for you. So you need to navigate to that folder in the terminal. Might be better to move it rather than leave it on the desktop.
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