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Dear X-Air and WeatherCat cautious netizens,


Thanks for the head's up.  I had noticed this "improvement," because for the first time in many months I had to share a large file with an editor and I thought it was safe to use DropBox.  Hopefully, it will be a few months before I need this again and the DropBox gang will learn some manners.

Oh well, . . . . Edouard
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General Computing/Macintosh / Using CCC with Catalina
« Last post by Blicj11 on July 20, 2019, 06:46:10 PM »
For those of us who use Carbon Copy Cloner as part of our overall backup strategy, there is some news about CCC and the next release of macOS, Catalina.

From CCC regarding the current Catalina-capable beta version: Copying macOS Catalina system volumes to or from a Remote Macintosh is not a supported configuration, nor will CCC copy the contents of a System volume to a subfolder on a locally-attached volume. The logistics of producing a bootable copy of the bifurcated system are too complex to manage on or from a remote Mac, so we're only going to support making bootable backups of macOS at the root-level of locally-attached volumes.

For those of us backing up more than one Mac to a single drive with CCC, this is not good news, as we will now have to consider attaching a drive to each Mac in order to get a bootable CCC backup.
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Dear lakedog, X-Air, and WeatherCat troubleshooters,

Well, I'm good at going down cul de sacs here. I tried to use the uninstaller that came in the SL package, but it tells me I don't have permission to run it. "Get info" shows me (I am administrator) as read/write. Re-installing the driver again says that it is removing old version, but still did not clear up the issue. BTW, on the second install it did not send me to Security preferences, and going there I found no option to allow the new driver.
. . . . . .


Try running System Information (Utilities folder or About this Mac).  Bring up the Extensions and scroll over to the Silicon Lab driver(s).  Here is what you should see based on what is on my computer:



It includes the path to the extension file (near the bottom.)  Try simply removing the file directly and emptying the trash.  If that doesn't work try this UNIX command in the terminal:

sudo rm /Library/Extensions/SiLabsUSBDriver.kext

The sudo command will give you administration permissions after you type in your password.  Once you have removed all existing copies of the Silicon Labs driver, you should be able to install a fresh copy and have an hour to authorize it.

Let us know if this gets you finally unstuck.

Cheers, Edouard
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WeatherCat General Discussion / Re: USB to serial
« Last post by xairbusdriver on July 19, 2019, 03:25:37 PM »
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the second install it did not send me to Security preferences
The Security System "saw" the same thing when it reviewed the second install. You had previously approved/allowed the first install so it "knew" this was the same item. "Computer Intelligence" is really not very smart and it will not replace the human capacity to 'trick' it. [lol] Nor does it use 'human logic'. Just remember to not speak too badly about your computer, you do realize there is a microphone on those machines, right?! [computer] :o  [coffee]
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WeatherCat General Discussion / Re: USB to serial
« Last post by lakedog on July 19, 2019, 04:32:34 AM »
Well, I'm good at going down cul de sacs here. I tried to use the uninstaller that came in the SL package, but it tells me I don't have permission to run it. "Get info" shows me (I am administrator) as read/write. Re-installing the driver again says that it is removing old version, but still did not clear up the issue. BTW, on the second install it did not send me to Security preferences, and going there I found no option to allow the new driver.

?????????????!!!
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WeatherCat General Discussion / Try authorizing again. (Re: USB to serial)
« Last post by elagache on July 18, 2019, 11:22:57 PM »
Dear lakedog, X-Air, and WeatherCat troubleshooters,

Thanks, but my problem has moved to the next level. I re-installed and authorized the drivers. Now the program finds the communications and runs a check for Davis products communication. However, now the log shows that it is waiting for data to be ready and then that it could not fetch data from the weather station:

Actually this is the same problem.  You haven't successfully authorized the driver.  If you look at the start of the thread you'll see that I was getting exactly the same problem.  You'll find my own log postings here:

http://athena.trixology.com/index.php?topic=2933.msg28460#msg28460

You might have more than one copy of the Silicon Labs driver on your machine.  Try to make sure that you have removed everything, then install a fresh copy of the driver, authorize it, and you should be back in business.

To go back to one of your earlier postings - *Sigh*, Apple isn't doing a very good job of maintaining ease of use while tightening security.  :(

Oh well,
. . . . . Edouard
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WeatherCat General Discussion / Re: USB to serial
« Last post by xairbusdriver on July 18, 2019, 03:37:51 PM »
Do the easy, simple steps first:
1. Check all connections
2. Re-boot the Davis Console
3. Try another cable
4. Quit WC, shutdown the computer, wait a few seconds, restart things
5. Remove/rename any old versions of the affected software
6. Run Apple Hardware Test
7. See if the dealer will swap the adaptor

That's about all I can think of. Hope something/someone helps.
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WeatherCat General Discussion / Re: USB to serial
« Last post by lakedog on July 18, 2019, 05:58:21 AM »
Thanks, but my problem has moved to the next level. I re-installed and authorized the drivers. Now the program finds the communications and runs a check for Davis products communication. However, now the log shows that it is waiting for data to be ready and then that it could not fetch data from the weather station:

 Fetching data from weather station...
12:52:07 AM 18-Jul-2019: ***WARNING*** WeatherCat was not able to fetch all the weather data from the hardware after repeated tries.
12:52:07 AM 18-Jul-2019: Error: Didn't get pressure, dewpoint, temperature, windspeed or direction.
12:52:07 AM 18-Jul-2019: Couldn't fetch data from hardware. Data not valid.
12:54:30 AM 18-Jul-2019: Fetching data from weather station...
12:54:30 AM 18-Jul-2019: Temperature not ready...
12:54:30 AM 18-Jul-2019: Dewpoint not ready...
12:54:30 AM 18-Jul-2019: Pressure not ready...
12:54:30 AM 18-Jul-2019: Precipitation rate not ready...
12:54:30 AM 18-Jul-2019: Rain count not ready...
12:54:30 AM 18-Jul-2019: Wind speed not ready...
12:54:30 AM 18-Jul-2019: External rh not ready...
12:54:30 AM 18-Jul-2019: Weather data not ready - retrying in 30 seconds.
12:55:00 AM 18-Jul-2019: Fetching data from weather station...
12:55:00 AM 18-Jul-2019: Temperature not ready...
12:55:00 AM 18-Jul-2019: Dewpoint not ready...
12:55:00 AM 18-Jul-2019: Pressure not ready...
12:55:00 AM 18-Jul-2019: Precipitation rate not ready...
12:55:00 AM 18-Jul-2019: Rain count not ready...
12:55:00 AM 18-Jul-2019: Wind speed not ready...
12:55:00 AM 18-Jul-2019: External rh not ready...
12:55:00 AM 18-Jul-2019: Weather data not ready - retrying in 30 seconds.
12:55:33 AM 18-Jul-2019: Fetching data from weather station...
12:55:33 AM 18-Jul-2019: Temperature not ready...
12:55:33 AM 18-Jul-2019: Dewpoint not ready...
12:55:33 AM 18-Jul-2019: Pressure not ready...
12:55:33 AM 18-Jul-2019: Precipitation rate not ready...
12:55:33 AM 18-Jul-2019: Rain count not ready...
12:55:33 AM 18-Jul-2019: Wind speed not ready...
12:55:33 AM 18-Jul-2019: External rh not ready...
12:55:33 AM 18-Jul-2019: Weather data not ready - retrying in 30 seconds.

Thoughts? Console displays outside and inside data.
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Dear Blick, X-Air, Weatheraardvark, and WeatherCat faithful,

Yes indeed it is something of a surprise!

This mystery routine might affect the program if it can't do whatever it does.   
. . . . 

The caution is appropriate, but I'm reasonably confident that this bit of code is never run anywhere except on one of Stu's development or testing Macs.  There is a direct path with Stu's name in it.  The long file path is quoted in all its complexity in my reply to Jenna.  I'm too chicken (and pressed for time) to try running it on my Mac, but it will fail.  I just don't really want to find out how!  :o

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]
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