I have configured the data values (eg temp rain etc) in control panel.
When I start EKOS weather station comes up and loads data, However it doesn't seem to refresh the values on the graphic
weather station tab in EKOS unless I hit the "refresh" button in the indi control panel (the update Period is set to 300seconds)
so is a bit limited. Something missing ?
the graphic tab doesn't refresh; but the values in the WeatherWatcher driver main tab are regularly updated?
if this is the case I would say is an issue of communication between the driver and the weather tab else it is the driver that fails reading the data from file.
To rule out any data format issue, can you try using the exact format provided in the driver manual (e.g. safe as numeric)? dataGMTTime=2019/03/16 13:13:40 clouds=-11.430000 temp=27.810000 wind=4 rain=2432 light=0 switch=0 safe=0
If this doesn't help, sending the log file could help to understand the cause.
Hi there. I am running kstars 3.5.3 on Linux Mint 19.3. There seems to be a discrepancy between
the "Parameters" you and the manual are suggesting and the ones in control panel.
I have RAIN,TEMP, WIND,GUST,CLOUDS,HUMIDITY,PRESSURE,FORECAST (xml file attached).
Also when I am using my original script I also get a "Weather" parameter in the EKOS Weather tab which does not appear either in the control panel option or inthe xml config file. Also you see "switch, safe and light" do not appear. This is a bit confusing.
I lost my own weather station in storm a couple of years ago so am "borrowing" data from guy who lives at the end of my road who has a cumulus set up online so was hoping that Weather-Watcher would work out.
I'll play around with your suggestions and let you know later.
you're right, the data I posted (and the man page I wrote) refers to the standard output of the AAG Solo weather station, while on the other hand, Ekos needs the parameters you listed.
The driver is quite flexible though: you can feed in the Ekos parameters any key/value coming from any weather station. For example you can feed 'rain' into 'temperature' (just doesn't make sense).
My suggestion was to put at first numeric value only: no 'forecast= Stormy, much rain' as it could break the parser.
A further example of this 'flexibility': my weather station doesn't provide forecast values, so I feed in the 'forecast' (ekos side) the 'safe' (0|1) key/value from my weather station and set thresholds accordingly. Thus when the weather is unsafe it triggers obs shutdown.
I do not know which among all parameters the 'Weather' (in the weather tab) is linked to. It could be 'forecast'.
Hi - not much progress, I wasn't entirely correct when I said that Weather Watcher doesn't update. It loads the data when it starts
up . This is fine. The update period is set to 300secs. After 300s I do get an update, but after this I get nothing more, just the one update - unless I press the Refresh button in control panel - then it reads the new data and plots it, but I never get an automatic update.
Here is my (revised) data file sample as per you suggestions:
Also I note that the timestamp in the data file doesn't seem to get used - the time in the plots is just the one when Weather watcher reads data, not the timestamp value. Not sure what try next ? I turned on the Debug option - but it immediately turned itself off.
Weather Watcher is a great idea as it means I can potentially use any weather station that exports data by whatever means - I just have to write an interface script to grab it and feed it to Weather Watcher.
Hi there. Hmm 34C ! It's 10C here..... Book me ticket quick.....
Yes that seems to work. I presume "him" should be "hum" looking at your web output.
Maybe it is some sort of file error thing at my end. Is there perhaps an unprintable character somewhere (CR/LF etc) ?
I'll copy some of your data to a file and see what's happening.......
Thanks for helping.
and change the File option to point to the full path of the file cgiLastData then same problem as before. I get a straight line
connecting the startup value and the first update then no more updates.
Permissions fine - it is rw rw r ....
Will go for break and think about it.