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Weather Display Linux Installation & Setup Guide


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Weather Display Linux Installation & Setup Guide

  1. How to get Weather Display Linux:

*Check the system requirements. (see at bottom of page).

* Go to http://www.weather-display.com/linuxdownload.html and download both the setup file (WeatherD.tar.gz) and the executable file (WeatherDLinux.zip).



  1. How to install Weather Display Linux:

*Extract the setup file (WeatherD.tar.gz) to your installation location (most likely the /home/user directory).

*The extraction will create a wdisplay directory.

*Open the executable file (WeatherDLinux.zip) and extract the WeatherD executable into the wdisplay directory.


  1. How to configure Weather Display Linux for the first run:

*Check the permissions on your comport. This can be accomplished by starting up a command line prompt. Then

ls /dev/ttyS0

Where ttyS0 is your comport. ttyS0 is comport 1, ttyS1 is comport 2, etc....

*If the permissions are not 777(crwxrwxrwx) then you must

su

chmod 777 /dev/ttyS0

*Now you must check the permissions of the WeatherD. This time

cd /home/user/wdisplay

ls -l WeatherD

**If the permissions are not 777(crwxrwxrwx) then you must

su

chmod 777 WeatherD


  1. How to start and use Weather Display Linux for the first time:

*Once again open a terminal open in your wdisplay directory (if you aren't still there from the above step ;-D) and enter

./GoWeather.sh

*Now a window will open and load Weather Display Linux and ask you for your language.

*Now select from the top menu, setup, control panel. This will cause another window to appear.

*Now select comport setup, and select the correct comport for your station and select ok when done.

*Now in the control panel window select units/other settings and choose your units you wish to use. Select ok when done.

*Now in the control panel window select weather station type and choose your particular station. Select ok when done.


  1. Congratulations!! You are now ready to run normally. Just as in the windows version there are many options, and they operate in the same way. For more help visit the Weather Display website http://www.weather-display.com/ or the Weather Display forum http://www.weather-watch.com/phpBB2/

********System Requirements**************

The following are known requirements and a variety of Linux distributions that Weather Display Linux is known to run on. However, this doesn't mean that it won't work on any untested systems(OpenBSD, FreeBSD, NetBSD, Solaris, etc...)

*X windows running

*Supported Weather Station(all supported in the windows version http://www.weather-display.com/supported.php except Dallas One Wire should work.)

* at least 30 mb of RAM

* 50 mb of hardrive space for system files, more for log files(about 150mb for every year of data).

* Log files, datafiles, and webfiles from the windows version can be copied and pasted into the Weather Display Linux and used as normal.

*Known (tried!) Working Distributions:

Slackware 10.0

Slackware 9.1

Mandrake 9.1

Mandrake 9.2

Debian Testing

Debian Stable (does require installation of libc6)

Fedora Core 1

Susie 8.2



Susie 9.1

Red Hat 9.0


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