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Re: LinkStation and Weather Display

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  • rod_tucker
    ... Weather ... which can ... Windows ... which ... be ... to this ... and ... for ... Dave, I think you are right. It seemed like a good idea at the time - a
    Message 1 of 3 , Mar 31, 2005
      --- In LinkStation_General@yahoogroups.com, "Dave Kristol"
      <o8l4febh@y...> wrote:
      > --- 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,
      which can
      > > 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
      to this
      > > 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????

      Rod Tucker
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