Mutability... Still relevant?


Getting close to my 3 year anniversary and also found that I need to update my trackers after completely forgetting about them for the last year and a half (or so). Just curious if Mutability is still relevant, or if everyone is using the stock image these days?



Still using mutability ver1.15~dev


Good to see you are still in here! OK, I’ll dig through the forums to see how it’s done now.




Manual Install: Bake a Pi
Automated Install: ADS-B Receiver Project Setup Scripts
Workarounds (if using Raspbian Stretch img): When is STRETCH coming to PiAware SD card image version


Awesome! Thanks for the info. I set up a test rig last night with the stock image. I’ll start it over again tonight. Had almost hit 1000 day streak with my primary, but forgot to check on it when I got an outage report. Turned out my wireless bridge to the basement had gone out, and streak was done by the time I figured it out. My Dad actually tipped me off that his feeder was out, and that’s when I realized that both were down. The pi hardware and samsung SD cards I’ve been using have been rock solid.


I use the June 8, 2016 commit of Dump1090-Mutability. This was before he removed Google Maps support.


Thanks so much for the break-through tip “June 8, 2016 commit”.

Tonight I cloned source code, then issued command git reset --hard dfe3d7af12 to reset git to tree dfe3d7af12 (Merge pull request #126, June 8, 2016 commit), then build the package and installed it.

Step-By-Step Method for Installing June 8, 2016 version of dump1090-mutability v1.15~dev (The last version which had Google Map).

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install librtlsdr-dev libusb-1.0-0-dev pkg-config debhelper
$ sudo apt-get install lighttpd 

$ sudo apt-get install git
$ git clone
$ cd dump1090
$ git reset --hard dfe3d7af12
HEAD is now at dfe3d7a Merge pull request #126 from rxseger/osx

$ sudo dpkg-buildpackage -b

$ cd ../
$ sudo dpkg --install dump1090-mutability_1.15~dev_armhf.deb
$ sudo lighty-enable-mod dump1090
$ sudo /etc/init.d/lighttpd force-reload

$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure dump1090-mutability
$ sudo systemctl restart dump1090-mutability
$ sudo reboot



Can anyone give reason/solution of the strange behaviour detailed below?
Clearing cache (Ctrl+Shift+Delete) and Reloading browser (Ctrl+F5) does not change following behaviour:

After installing the dump1090-mutability ver1.15~dev (commit June 8, 2016), I noticed strange behaviour of Google Map as follows:

  1. Linux Raspbian Pixel x86 on Desktop (Intel Core 2 Duo CPU)
    Firefox Browser: Google Map shows OK
    Chromium Browser: Google Map shows OK

  2. Linux Ubuntu 16.04 amd64 on Desktop (Intel Core 2 Duo CPU)
    Firefox Browser: Google Map is BLANK (see screenshot below)
    Google Chrome Browser: Google Map shows OK (see screenshot below)

  3. Windows 8.1 on Desktop (Intel Core 2 Duo CPU)
    Firefox Browser: Google Map is BLANK
    Google Chrome Browser: Google Map is BLANK




Hi abcd,
I’ve just installed Virtual Radar Server on a Pi Zero connected wirelessly and got the following with Firefox Quantum 57.0.2 (64-bit). I assumed the Zero was struggling.

I tried with IE11. and it works fine.

[Edit] Tracking Protection. Switched it off and the map appeared in Firefox.


Thanks for the tip.

I now tried IE 11 on Windows 8.1, and the Google Map shows.
However only a blank map with planes is shown when I use Firefox 57 or Google Chrome 63.

Here is screenshot for dump1090-mutability v1.15~dev (June 8, 2016 Commit) on Internet Explorer 11


My laptop is Windows 10.

If I switch off Tracking Protection in IE11 the browser hangs when opening once the right hand column of the flight details have come up.



Tried in FF all settings of Tracking Protection, did not solve the problem.

Then Main Menue >> File >> New Private Window, and typed ip-of-pi/dump1090/gmap.html, and the map is there.

FF thinks Google Map is a Pornographic stuff, and opens it only in a private window :slight_smile:


If you use the older version, you will need to sign up and add in the Google API key into the gmap.html.


Well it gets me excited :rofl:


Thanks @N456TS
Can you please tell how to add Google API key into gmap.html?
I tried adding it inside <head></head> part of gmap.html as shown below, but no success.
The map did not show, and even the planes and plane table disappeared :frowning:

... ... ...
... ... ...
<script async defer src="" type="text/javascript"></script>
... ... ...
... ... ...

#NOTE: used actual Google key in place of YOUR_API_KEY in above code


my favorite is still dump1090-mutability v1.15~dev with google maps … :point_up_2:

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