Not my day!


#1

Shutdown my piaware to put on an upgraded power supply.

Epic fail!

Now re-writing two SD cards.

Moral of the story. Just because it says 2 amp doesn’t mean it will work better than a 1.5 amp!

Phill


#2

Are you sure it is not due to FlightAware servers being down?

I swapped 2 of my Pis this afternoon and couldn’t get either to connect to FlightAware. After a frustrating hour I checked the forum.

http://discussions.flightaware.com/ads-b-flight-tracking-f21/fa-down-certificate-validation-failed-certificate-expired-t36424.html

Here is the message I was getting


12/09/2015 16:56:59 got 'couldn't open socket: connection refused' to adept server at piaware.fligh$
12/09/2015 16:58:58 connecting to FlightAware 70.42.6.197/1200
12/09/2015 16:58:59 got 'couldn't open socket: connection refused' to adept server at 70.42.6.197/1$
12/09/2015 17:00:19 connecting to FlightAware 70.42.6.198/1200
12/09/2015 17:00:19 got 'couldn't open socket: connection refused' to adept server at 70.42.6.198/1$
12/09/2015 17:00:28 2869 msgs recv'd from dump1090 (760 in last 5m); 0 msgs sent to FlightAware

Edit} looks like we are back online 17:15 GMT
Well done guys :blush:


#3

You could very well be right!

That would be an “unfortunate” coincidence! The servers go down and I reboot my pi with new power supply. Even worse I slated my supplier and told him the supply was carp!

:blush: :blush: :blush: :blush: :blush: :blush: :blush: :blush: :blush: :blush: :blush:

Thanks for the heads-up.

Phill


#4

Let your supplier know of your error. They rarely hear ‘oops, sorry’ and usually makes their day better when they hear that or ‘thanks’. Both rarities.


#5

It seems you came to conclusion “epic fail” by viewing your flightaware stats. Now this is a lesson for all of us: Dont make a conclusion based upon Flightaware stats page only, first check locally. Run “top” in commandline, and “http: ///dump1090/gmap.html” in your browser. Also check piaware log file “piaware.out”.


#6

@ Joelwiley, Have done so.

@ABCD Thanks, shows a hole in my general knowledge of piaware and raspian.

I did know that mutability was running but didn’t correctly identify that piaware was too.

I didn’t know about, “top” thanks! I had to search to find out how to cancel it! :blush:

Had I not changed the power supply I would probably have noticed nothing!!!

Have a great weekend!

Phill


#7

It is very simple. On your keyboard press key “q” :slight_smile:. The values in the “top” table will stop changing & the command prompt will appear below (or may be above) the table.