Oziexplorer software

Submitted: Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 23:03
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Hi all, yes I am new to this software but able to follow the tutorials, the problem is that I hook up the GPS to the laptop, take the lot out to the car and commence moving map function with a map loaded. This last about 2 minutes and it shuts down and restarts the computer. Whilst still travelling along I select the oziexplorer program again and as soon I select the commence NMEA communication with GPS it shuts down without even loading a map. Any Guru's able to shed some light on this please.

Cheers

Andy
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Reply By: Willem - Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 23:22

Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 23:22
These things are a mystery. I had no end of trouble when I started and still only know about 5% of it.

When you start your computer make sure that the GPS is switched off. Once Oziexplorer is up and running with a map loaded then turn the GPS on. Then go to NMEA.

Are you running your GPS off AA batteries? This might be a problem. Or are you powering the GPS from your computer? My GPS is hardwired to the Aux Battery.

If all else fails Read the HELP section :o)
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Follow Up By: Jeepster-WA - Saturday, Jan 21, 2006 at 00:37

Saturday, Jan 21, 2006 at 00:37
Thanks for the input willlem, I have the GPS running off the cig lighter attachment, and I wanted the software to find the map for me when the GPS is turned on. It does that but then when I get going it shuts down. I don't want to guess where I am in the back boonies of vic high country as i wouldn't know which map to load etc. Will search the help files and keep trying.

Cheers

Andy
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Reply By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 23:23

Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 23:23
Use the built in .map file editor to edit the .map files to reflect the correct path.
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 23:30

Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 23:30
Sorry, ignore me. I'm replying to the wrong question. Haven't even had a drop to drink tonight...very strange
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Follow Up By: Willem - Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 23:31

Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 23:31
Yes VERY strange.....LOL

11pm here and still 35 degrees..phew!
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 23:34

Friday, Jan 20, 2006 at 23:34
Had a stinker here also Willem 38C then got slammed with a storm that quickly dropped 26mm and cooled it down for us.
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Saturday, Jan 21, 2006 at 08:00

Saturday, Jan 21, 2006 at 08:00
hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah roflpmp
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Reply By: knight44 - Saturday, Jan 21, 2006 at 08:55

Saturday, Jan 21, 2006 at 08:55
Andy,

Other than not moving, does the moving map work OK when you're hooked up to mains power at home?

If it does, I'd suggest checking that your power supply in the car is supplying sufficient power to the laptop. I had a problem with my laptop because the power supply in the car wasn't putting out the 19V my laptop needs to run, the battery was going flat, the computer went into auto standby, the power supply couldn't give enough "kick" to start the computer and I had to wait until the battery gained enough charge (very slow when it needs 19V and was only getting 12V).

Also, have you checked the delay times before your laptop goes into standby or hibernates?

As somebody else said, you can have your GPS connected to the laptop, but don't turn it on until the laptop is running, then start NMEA communications.

Cheers

Richard
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Follow Up By: Jeepster-WA - Saturday, Jan 21, 2006 at 14:23

Saturday, Jan 21, 2006 at 14:23
Thanks for that Richard, I was running the laptop on it's own battery and It was fine whilst stationary, jjust happened when started moving. And no it wasn't the hibernate mode that it switched to, it rebooted the laptop. Thanks for the help.

Regards

Andy
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Reply By: Pluto - Saturday, Jan 21, 2006 at 09:32

Saturday, Jan 21, 2006 at 09:32
I have read somewhere that the shutdowns may be caused by your graphics drivers. Have a look at the troubleshooting info in nthe online help and on the Ozi website.
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Follow Up By: Pluto - Saturday, Jan 21, 2006 at 10:00

Saturday, Jan 21, 2006 at 10:00
Here's the link OziExplorer Support.
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Follow Up By: Jeepster-WA - Saturday, Jan 21, 2006 at 14:24

Saturday, Jan 21, 2006 at 14:24
Thanks pluto, i will have a look there

Cheers

Andy
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