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Anyone working with the new x86 Raspbian

You did the trick!


I’m curious, let me know if graphs1090 and tar1090 work for you if you are interested:

OK. Working on that.
I’ll let you know.

Traficc now is very low. I’ll send you later.

Thanks again


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What antenna are you using?

You might want to read this: How to improve performance of whip antenna of DVB-T

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This one but, inside.
I’ve ordered a blue stick from Flightware and a best antenna.
Meantime, I know that it must be outside.
And, I will follow your advise to improve performance.


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Attics are a good place, too. Higher up and as little obstructions as possible helps


This is a bit weird because piaware explicitly unsets LANG and LC_* before invoking netstat for just this reason.

It seems the English locale isn’t even installed on Ubuntu in this case.
Also i’m not sure what that defaults to when those environment variables aren’t set.

Ubuntu was the only Linux distro I used for over a decade. I have installed it as dual boot (Windows/Ubuntu) on my desktop.

However after trying Debian last year, I found it is much better and faster than Ubuntu, and stopped Using Ubuntu. Now my default x64 distro is Debian (through VM). I still have Ubuntu as 2nd boot option, but rarely use it now.

It should fall back to the compiled-in messages (i.e. the untranslated ones), in theory.

Happy Aniversary

I downloaded it and successfully installed it as a working live USB installation with Rufus.

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What do you mean by “it”? Can you please give the name?

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I’ve noticed that MLAT never worked.
Below the output of systemctl status piaware:

● piaware.service - FlightAware ADS-B uploader
Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/piaware.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
Active: active (running) since Tue 2019-10-01 09:52:44 -03; 16min ago
Docs: https://flightaware.com/adsb/piaware/
Main PID: 1491 (piaware)
Tasks: 3 (limit: 4915)
Memory: 19.2M
CGroup: /system.slice/piaware.service
├─1491 /usr/bin/piaware -p /run/piaware/piaware.pid -plainlog -statusfile /run/piaware/status.json
└─1638 /usr/lib/piaware/helpers/faup1090 --net-bo-ipaddr localhost --net-bo-port 30005 --stdout --lat -22.958 --lon -43.196

Oct 01 10:08:05 allex-Aspire sudo[3364]: piaware : TTY=unknown ; PWD=/ ; USER=root ; COMMAND=/usr/bin/netstat --program --tcp --wide --all --numeric
Oct 01 10:08:05 allex-Aspire sudo[3364]: pam_unix(sudo:session): session opened for user root by (uid=0)
Oct 01 10:08:05 allex-Aspire piaware[1491]: Starting multilateration client: /usr/lib/piaware/helpers/fa-mlat-client --input-connect localhost:30005 --input-type dump1090 --results beast,connect,localhost:3010
Oct 01 10:08:05 allex-Aspire piaware[1491]: mlat-client(3366): Fatal Python error: initfsencoding: Unable to get the locale encoding
Oct 01 10:08:05 allex-Aspire piaware[1491]: mlat-client(3366): ImportError: invalid flags 1566320683 in ‘encodings’
Oct 01 10:08:05 allex-Aspire piaware[1491]: mlat-client(3366): Current thread 0x00007fb7973d2740 (most recent call first):
Oct 01 10:08:05 allex-Aspire sudo[3364]: pam_unix(sudo:session): session closed for user root
Oct 01 10:08:05 allex-Aspire piaware[1491]: got EOF from multilateration client
Oct 01 10:08:05 allex-Aspire piaware[1491]: fa-mlat-client exited with SIG SIGABRT
Oct 01 10:08:19 allex-Aspire piaware[1491]: 190 msgs recv’d from dump1090-mutab (102 in last 5m); 181 msgs sent to FlightAware

Still a language/locale issue ?


python problems.
cxFreeze incompatibility i believe.

You can try this: Piaware v 3.7.1 on Debian 10.0 (Buster) amd64 / Intel PC

You compiled piaware, yes?

Yes, I compiled according abcd567 but, for bionic.
Do I have to follow your link for Freeze ?


It’s just about replacing the cxFreeze folder , not about the version.

I’d just use

./sensible-build.sh stretch
cd package-stretch

then replace the cxFreeze folder and compile/install.

OK. I’ll try that.