[sarex] Re: Predict

Greg D. ko6th_greg at hotmail.com
Sun Oct 19 10:37:20 PDT 2008

Hi Norm,

The problem is that the install is missing two files in the ~/.predict directory.  I'll send a copy of what I'm using in a separate email, just to get you started.  One is the Keps file (predict.tle), and the other a database of the satellites' modes and frequencies (predict.db).

If you compile predict from source, the source rpm has a copy of the files in the defaults subdirectory.

I've had little to no problems with gpredict; it seems to work just fine here.  On one system I have an older version, and once in a while it just goes away.  Seems to be related to switching desktops back and forth, but I haven't pinned it down.  The system I use most of the time is running OpenSuSE 10.2, and gpredict 0.9.0, and it's quite stable there.

Greg  KO6TH

> Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2008 18:47:34 +1100
> From: vk3xci at aanet.com.au
> To: sarex at AMSAT.Org
> Subject: [sarex]  Predict
> Hi all,
> Thought I'd give Predict a try, since gpredict regularly crashes. I get 
> the "welcome new user..." screen, followed by the QTH editing screen, 
> followed by an exit after I hit return on the Elevation input line. 
> Obviously remembers my data as it comes up with the new data as default 
> next time I start it.
> Bit stuck here as I can't get to the main menu.
> Any clues????
> -- 
> Regards de Norm, VK3XCI
> Mildura on the Murray
> QF15bt
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