VRS V1.2.1

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Re: VRS V1.2.1

Post by Chriso » Sun Mar 24, 2013 7:38 pm

The biggest minus is "mono". He uses a lot of CPU and everything comes very slowly. If you can make VRS without the "mono"? Console versions, like for example "adsbox" (has google maps).

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Re: VRS V1.2.1

Post by agw » Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:45 pm

Chriso wrote:If you can make VRS without the "mono"?
No, not without a complete rewrite.

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Re: VRS V1.2.1

Post by Chriso » Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:26 pm

Another problem in Raspberry.
My receiver: microADSB
ADSBOX works, but VRS does not work. I set the AVR and the serial (ACM0) and is disconnected.

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Re: VRS V1.2.1

Post by agw » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:44 pm

I had an email from RS Components today to say my Pi's on its way, when it arrives I'll give it a go.

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Re: VRS V1.2.1

Post by Chriso » Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:34 am

Raspberry Pi is subjected to "torture" while in use is mono :(

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Re: VRS V1.2.1

Post by shish0r » Sat Mar 30, 2013 7:23 pm

Guys,

Just a quick one to say I'm very happy to say I've got VRS working on my Raspberry Pi thanks to all the help on this thread :) I too had the original Mono problems, but the version uploaded by Chriso seems to work perfectly for me. I'm running dump1090 on a Realtek DVB-T USB stick, VRS via Mono and uploading to fr24 via my 256MB original B model Raspberry Pi and all seems pretty good. I'm even getting much lower loadings than other users reporting: 19:18:46 up 1 day, 57 min, 2 users, load average: 2.51, 2.35, 2.06. Only thing I've not done yet it set up all the nice airline and silhouette pics, but that's next...

The only problem I have really encountered is the corrupt configuration file issue mentioned above, but doing as suggested and deleting it and re-starting VRS solved the problem for me :)

Well done and much gratitude to all of you who have helped with getting this going :D

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Re: VRS V1.2.1

Post by GaryG » Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:11 am

Happy Day!

My Raspberry Pi now has a useful life to lead, showing me the planes my SBS-3 is seeing! I'm using a VPN for network access which blocks all outside access to my "big" computer. The Pi will be outside the VPN so could be accessed externally. Only 800kbit upload capacity so not quite sure if I will allow published access.

I was seeing errors and for me, "sudo apt-get install libgdiplus" fixed the almost final error. Perhaps Andrew could list that is needed for the Pi on his Linux page.

I needed to use port 8282 as the access port to work around other http accesses and ISP port blockages in my system; Andrew's tutorial works perfectly for that setup. Setting up the port forward was no problem. I did have one typo in the 8282 setup which caused the server to start then shutdown but that was my error, Linux and XML are case sensitive.

Looking at the CPU use X-window display, I'd guess that I'm running at between 30% and 60% with an eyeballed average of 35%, not too bad. I don't have a BaseStation database loaded yet so those numbers will probably increase somewhat.

I assume we will need to import the BS database on a regular basis (or network it?) or we won't get info for new aircraft (I can see some Boeing test flights).

I am noticing that "Total messages" counter seems to be static although I do see planes moving so I know they are being received. Maybe overclocking the Pi a bit, 700->800MHz might help.

Thanks to all who have posted the bits of info that finally have brought me a working VRS on my Pi.

GaryG

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Re: VRS V1.2.1

Post by Chriso » Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:58 pm

agw wrote:I had an email from RS Components today to say my Pi's on its way, when it arrives I'll give it a go.
Did you get already "Raspberry Pi"?
Have you tried to do something?

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Re: VRS V1.2.1

Post by agw » Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:25 pm

I did but I've not had the time to play with it properly yet.

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