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Latest Cumulus MX release 3.6.10 (build 3086) - 24 June 2020 (please see important announcement regarding releases since 3.5.0)
Legacy Cumulus 1 release v1.9.4 (build 1099) - 28 November 2014 (a patch is available for 1.9.4 build 1099 that extends the date range of the NOAA report and Snow Index drop-down menus to 2030)

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From build 3044 the development baton passed to Mark Crossley. Mark has been responsible for all the Builds since. He has made the code available on GitHub. It is Mark's hope that others will join in this development, but at the very least he welcomes your ideas for future developments (see Cumulus MX Development suggestions).

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Post by andrea_iw2ntf »

Hello everyone!

I created a new image, with the new Raspy 10 BUSTER, however it seems there is a problem in the management of the log.
Version: Raspbian Buster Lite V. 20/06/2019 (and 10/07/2019) & Cumulus MX Release 3.0.0 b3050
This involves problems with graphics, and NOAA file management.

When the raspberry is restarted, a NUL line is created.
The line is very long, after the NUL series a data string appears. But cumulus goes wrong. Test done with raspy Pi0W and Pi2b.

This happens to me because every night, I restart the raspberry. Or if I restart it to do tests.

Pay attention that before the restart, the command is launched

sudo /home/pi/CumulusMX/cumulusmx.sh -q
sudo shutdown -r now

this to avoid a sudden closure of cumulus.

What do you suggest ????

Thank you!

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Post by ExperiMentor »

I'm using a similar setup - RPi Zero W, CumulusMX and a scheduled daily reboot at 0253

I recently changed From Stretch to Buster, and from an earlier CumulusMX build to 3050,

I have no such similar problem. In these examples, the RPi rebooted between the lines shown
With the old system:

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and with the new:

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I don't know what your shutdown script (cumulusmx.sh) contains. It's not part of the distribution - so must be something you've added and may be the cause of your problem?

All I do is run the standard reboot command

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sudo reboot
from my crontab without stopping CumulusMX first. I believe this properly closes all running programs (or at least it tells them to close - but will still reboot if something has crashed).

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