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Offline kd7eir

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Pi 3 B+
« on: March 20, 2018, 12:50:13 PM »
Is Weewx compatible with the new Pi 3 B+?

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Re: Pi 3 B+
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2018, 04:43:54 PM »
Why wouldn't it be?

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Re: Pi 3 B+
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2018, 04:47:55 PM »
I came across some reports that software needed to be updated for the Pi 3 B+

Perhaps they were confusing that with needing to update Raspbian for the 3 B+

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Re: Pi 3 B+
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2018, 05:10:42 PM »
I'd also expect weewx to be fine.

I did get my Pi 3B+ today.  I'll see if I can try a quick load of weewx tonight to see how it goes.

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Re: Pi 3 B+
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2018, 06:24:13 PM »
Everything looks OK with weewx on the Pi 3 B+.

I did a fresh install of Raspbian Stretch from a full NOOBS setup, then loaded weewx using the instructions here: http://weewx.com/docs/debian.htm

Using the weewx defaults and running the simulator, everything seems to come up fine.

The only problems I ran into weren't weewx related. 

The power supply I've been using wimped out on me, and the Stretch installation would fail at about 17%.  I could tell I was having power issues because of the "lightning bolt" that would appear from time to time on the desktop.  Using a beefier power supply fixed that problem.

Setting up the WiFi took a little longer than usual as you now have to set the country code for WiFi in raspi-conf.

Otherwise, setup of the Pi and weewx was typical.


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Re: Pi 3 B+
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2018, 06:35:29 PM »
Everything looks OK with weewx on the Pi 3 B+.

I did a fresh install of Raspbian Stretch from a full NOOBS setup, then loaded weewx using the instructions here: http://weewx.com/docs/debian.htm

Using the weewx defaults and running the simulator, everything seems to come up fine.

The only problems I ran into weren't weewx related. 

The power supply I've been using wimped out on me, and the Stretch installation would fail at about 17%.  I could tell I was having power issues because of the "lightning bolt" that would appear from time to time on the desktop.  Using a beefier power supply fixed that problem.

Setting up the WiFi took a little longer than usual as you now have to set the country code for WiFi in raspi-conf.

Otherwise, setup of the Pi and weewx was typical.

Thank you for testing that for me! I'll get to work on mine tonight.

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Re: Pi 3 B+
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2018, 10:16:39 PM »
I got the RTC setup and weewx installed - all seems to be working fine. Since I'm feeding meteotemplate it makes no difference, but I did notice that there is no /var/www folder.



Everything looks OK with weewx on the Pi 3 B+.

I did a fresh install of Raspbian Stretch from a full NOOBS setup, then loaded weewx using the instructions here: http://weewx.com/docs/debian.htm

Using the weewx defaults and running the simulator, everything seems to come up fine.

The only problems I ran into weren't weewx related. 

The power supply I've been using wimped out on me, and the Stretch installation would fail at about 17%.  I could tell I was having power issues because of the "lightning bolt" that would appear from time to time on the desktop.  Using a beefier power supply fixed that problem.

Setting up the WiFi took a little longer than usual as you now have to set the country code for WiFi in raspi-conf.

Otherwise, setup of the Pi and weewx was typical.