--- In LinkStation_General@yahoogroups.com
, "Dave Kristol"
> --- In LinkStation_General@yahoogroups.com, "rod_tucker"
> <rod_tucker@y...> wrote:
> > Has anyone tried running a weather monitoring program such as
> > Display on the LinkStation?
> > I have a Davis Weather Station with a serial (RS232) output,
> > be fed into a computer running Weather Display (which comes in
> > and Linux versions). Weather Display provides a web interface
> > enables various things such as rainfall, temperature and wind to
> > stored and plotted. The Linkstation seems like an ideal box to
> > kind of thing.
> Neat idea.
> > I tried running Weather Display on my Linkstation, but I got the
> > followong error:
> > user@LINKSTATION:/mnt/WeatherDisplay/wdisplay$ ./GoWeather.sh
> > ./GoWeather.sh: ./WeatherD: cannot execute binary file
> > Can anyone offer advice or help?
> The WeatherD program is almost certainly an x86 binary. That means
> it's meant to run on PC-style Linux boxes. The LS is a different
> architecture (PowerPC), so x86 binaries won't run on it. Your only
> hope is if you could get hold of the source files for the software
> compile it yourself, or get the vendor to produce a binary for you
> the LS. I would consider both those options to be longshots.
> Dave Kristol
I think you are right. It seemed like a good idea at the time - a
low-power stable computer (rather than a power-hungry, noisy PC) to
collect weather data.
But surely I'm not the first person to think of this. Has anyone
solved this problem????