After over a year in service, it looks like my Flight Aware Blue dongle isn’t working anymore. I really hope that’s not the case and I can have some direction on what to try.
Raspberry pi 3 with sufficient power
FlightAware Pro Stick Plus purchased from amazon
OS: piaware-sd-card-3.7.1.img written today.
Suspect parts of the dmesg:
[ 878.351019] dvb_usb_rtl28xxu 1-1.3:1.0: chip type detection failed -71
[ 878.351055] dvb_usb_rtl28xxu: probe of 1-1.3:1.0 failed with error -71
[ 878.363529] usb 1-1.3: USB disconnect, device number 5
[ 897.090050] usb 1-1.4: new high-speed USB device number 6 using dwc_otg
[ 897.231770] usb 1-1.4: New USB device found, idVendor=0bda, idProduct=2832
[ 897.231783] usb 1-1.4: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
[ 897.231792] usb 1-1.4: Product: RTL2832U
[ 897.231800] usb 1-1.4: Manufacturer: Realtek
[ 897.231809] usb 1-1.4: SerialNumber: 00001000
[ 897.239289] usb 1-1.4: dvb_usb_v2: found a ‘Realtek RTL2832U reference design’ in warm state
[ 897.298958] usb 1-1.4: dvb_usb_v2: will pass the complete MPEG2 transport stream to the software demuxer
[ 897.299015] dvbdev: DVB: registering new adapter (Realtek RTL2832U reference design)
[ 897.306820] i2c i2c-3: Added multiplexed i2c bus 4
[ 897.306836] rtl2832 3-0010: Realtek RTL2832 successfully attached
[ 897.306897] usb 1-1.4: DVB: registering adapter 0 frontend 0 (Realtek RTL2832 (DVB-T))…
[ 897.307210] r820t 4-001a: creating new instance
[ 897.314158] r820t 4-001a: Rafael Micro r820t successfully identified
[ 897.325590] Registered IR keymap rc-empty
[ 897.325753] rc rc0: Realtek RTL2832U reference design as /devices/platform/soc/3f980000.usb/usb1/1-1/1-1.4/rc/rc0
[ 897.325964] input: Realtek RTL2832U reference design as /devices/platform/soc/3f980000.usb/usb1/1-1/1-1.4/rc/rc0/input4
[ 897.326609] input: MCE IR Keyboard/Mouse (dvb_usb_rtl28xxu) as /devices/virtual/input/input5
[ 897.327050] rc rc0: lirc_dev: driver ir-lirc-codec (dvb_usb_rtl28xxu) registered at minor = 0
[ 897.327070] usb 1-1.4: dvb_usb_v2: schedule remote query interval to 200 msecs
[ 897.345557] usb 1-1.4: dvb_usb_v2: ‘Realtek RTL2832U reference design’ successfully initialized and connected
[ 909.100778] r820t 4-001a: destroying instance
[ 909.101022] dvb_usb_v2: ‘Realtek RTL2832U reference design:1-1.4’ successfully deinitialized and disconnected
I suddenly started seeing emails from flightaware a couple months ago about my feeder being offline, and when I went to the piaware webpage, the tracking was all blank; I saw similar dmesg logs and thought I had updated something incorrectly. Today I reimaged it and connected it up and received the same einitialized and disconnected messages.
The good news is that rtl_test still sees it but can’t open it:
Found 1 device(s):
0: Realtek, RTL2832U, SN: 00001000
Using device 0: Generic RTL2832U
usb_claim_interface error -6
Failed to open rtlsdr device #0.
My piaware-config.txt has only one real change:
PiAware3Configuration.pdf don’t mention a need to blacklist any usb dev rules. Is that not the case?
So what’s next? Try another rpi and see what happens? I’ve tried all four USB ports on the rpi, although I haven’t tried another USB device in it.
Thanks for any guidance!