Piaware not running

pi@piaware:~$ piaware-status

PiAware master process (piaware) is not running.
PiAware ADS-B client (faup1090) is not running.
PiAware mlat client (fa-mlat-client) is not running.
Local ADS-B receiver (dump1090-fa) is running with pid 1010.

dump1090-fa (pid 1010) is listening for connections on port 30005.
faup1090 is NOT connected to the ADS-B receiver.
piaware is NOT connected to FlightAware.

I tried a few reboots and restarts but without success
Feeder Type: PiAware (SD Card) 3.1.0

Thanks for looking

As note
Feeding on fr24 plane spoter is running and fine. Only piaw are feeding is affected

I have an identical problem

What does /var/log/piaware.log say?

@ obj

Wed Nov 16 11:11:32 2016 UTC dump1090-fa v3.1.0 starting up.
Using sample converter: UC8, integer/table path
Found 1 device(s):
0: Realtek, RTL2838UHIDIR, SN: 00000001 (currently selected)
usb_claim_interface error -6
Error opening the RTLSDR device: Device or resource busy

pi@piaware:~$ cd /var/log
pi@piaware:/var/log$ du
du: cannot read directory ‘./lighttpd’: Permission denied
4 ./lighttpd
4 ./ntpstats
du: cannot read directory ‘./lightdm’: Permission denied
4 ./lightdm
124 ./apt
900 ./pfclient
12 ./fsck
283704 .

Regarding your question, sorry, i’m just starting my way in linux so… show me the way :slight_smile:

But I guess that something else is getting exclusivity on the receiver

Maybe I will reinstall the entire image from ground.

Run ‘less /var/log/piaware.log’
‘>’ to go to the end of the file
‘q’ to exit

Or try ‘sudo journalctl -u piaware’

You have an incorrect username/password configured:

Nov 16 11:10:46 grung fa_adept_server[24151]:  login as user EmilK was unsuccessful: incorrect username or password, exit in 60 seconds

I’d recommend clearing that config entirely, piaware will log in by MAC.

Thank you but how do I clear that
I know that I have done something wrong he he but how U reverse it?
Thanks again for your support


clear which config, how? linux newbie

$ piaware-config flightaware-user ""
$ piaware-config flightaware-password ""
$ sudo systemctl restart piaware


Working now. Thanks.

Hurray back online
Thanks a lot

@ obj
You saved me… I really appreciate your help, great to see an active community.
I hope that in one day I will be capable to help other too.

Take care

I’m having the same problem but the listed steps did not work for me
$ /var/log/piaware.log
bash: .var.log.piaware.log: Permission denied

sudo less /var/log/piaware.log

piaware version 3.1.0 is running
login failed: Status 'error': reason 'creation of new feeder sites requires a newer piaware client that supports feeder ID's please update and try again'

Do i have an out of date version?

I got it working now. Thank you.

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Probe to run piaware as root.
in piaware.service change

Don’t do that, piaware is not designed to run as root.

If you’re trying to fix some other problem by doing that … please create a new thread with details. This thread is several years old.

Why you want to run piaware as root?

By default, the piaware is run by User=piaware.
If I recall correctly, this user is a system user created by
useradd --system piaware

Later addition:
Further info:

pi@piaware:~ $ cat /etc/passwd | grep piaware