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    Banana Pi / armbian fr24feed not starting

    Hi there,

    as the FR24 website suggest I got myself a ADS-B USB Dongle R820T2 from jetvision.
    Today I flashed the Banana Pi's SD-Card with the latest armbian.

    After that, I installed fr24feed as suggested with the bash-script.
    Now the service won't start properly, see log.

    Code:
    May 13 20:05:42 server04 systemd[1]: Started Flightradar24 Decoder & Feeder.
    May 13 20:05:42 server04 systemd[1]: fr24feed.service: Service hold-off time over, scheduling restart.
    May 13 20:05:42 server04 systemd[1]: Stopped Flightradar24 Decoder & Feeder.
    May 13 20:05:42 server04 systemd[1]: Starting Flightradar24 Decoder & Feeder...
    May 13 20:05:43 server04 systemd[1]: Started Flightradar24 Decoder & Feeder.
    May 13 20:05:43 server04 systemd[1]: fr24feed.service: Service hold-off time over, scheduling restart.
    May 13 20:05:43 server04 systemd[1]: Stopped Flightradar24 Decoder & Feeder.
    May 13 20:05:43 server04 systemd[1]: Starting Flightradar24 Decoder & Feeder...
    May 13 20:05:43 server04 systemd[1]: Started Flightradar24 Decoder & Feeder.
    May 13 20:05:43 server04 systemd[1]: fr24feed.service: Service hold-off time over, scheduling restart.
    May 13 20:05:43 server04 systemd[1]: Stopped Flightradar24 Decoder & Feeder.
    May 13 20:05:43 server04 systemd[1]: Starting Flightradar24 Decoder & Feeder...
    May 13 20:05:44 server04 systemd[1]: Started Flightradar24 Decoder & Feeder.
    May 13 20:05:44 server04 systemd[1]: fr24feed.service: Service hold-off time over, scheduling restart.
    May 13 20:05:44 server04 systemd[1]: Stopped Flightradar24 Decoder & Feeder.
    May 13 20:05:44 server04 systemd[1]: Starting Flightradar24 Decoder & Feeder...
    May 13 20:05:44 server04 systemd[1]: Started Flightradar24 Decoder & Feeder.
    May 13 20:05:44 server04 systemd[1]: fr24feed.service: Service hold-off time over, scheduling restart.
    May 13 20:05:44 server04 systemd[1]: Stopped Flightradar24 Decoder & Feeder.
    May 13 20:05:44 server04 systemd[1]: Starting Flightradar24 Decoder & Feeder...
    May 13 20:05:45 server04 systemd[1]: Started Flightradar24 Decoder & Feeder.
    May 13 20:05:45 server04 systemd[1]: fr24feed.service: Service hold-off time over, scheduling restart.
    May 13 20:05:45 server04 systemd[1]: Stopped Flightradar24 Decoder & Feeder.
    May 13 20:05:45 server04 systemd[1]: fr24feed.service: Start request repeated too quickly.

    starting the dump1090-mutability alone works like a charm. Even the little preview using 192.168.2.80/dump1090 works (when dump1090 is running).
    Just fr24feed doesn't seem to startup.

    Starting it manually as root it just spits out:
    Code:
    # fr24feed
    ______  _  _         _      _                    _              _____    ___ 
    |  ___|| |(_)       | |    | |                  | |            / __  \  /   |
    | |_   | | _   __ _ | |__  | |_  _ __  __ _   __| |  __ _  _ __`' / /' / /| |
    |  _|  | || | / _` || '_ \ | __|| '__|/ _` | / _` | / _` || '__| / /  / /_| |
    | |    | || || (_| || | | || |_ | |  | (_| || (_| || (_| || |  ./ /___\___  |
    \_|    |_||_| \__, ||_| |_| \__||_|   \__,_| \__,_| \__,_||_|  \_____/    |_/
                   __/ |                                                         
                  |___/                                                          
    [main][i]FR24 Feeder/Decoder
    [main][i]Version: 1.0.23-8/generic
    [main][i]Built on Oct 16 2018 08:10:47 (HEAD-2d57e58.git/Linux/static_armel)
    [main][i]Running on: debian9
    [main][i]Local IP(s): 192.168.2.80 2003:f6:6bd6:5e00:a09f:cfe4:ede6:965a
    [main][i]Copyright 2012-2018 Flightradar24 AB
    [main][i]xxx__URL__xxx
    [main][i]DNS mode: PING
    
    FR24 Feeder/Decoder usage:
    fr24feed --fr24key=0123456789ABCDEF| Start feeding process manually
    fr24feed --signup                  | Sign up and configure
    fr24feed --reconfigure             | Change configuration
    fr24feed --version                 | Show binary version number

    The config looks like this:
    Code:
    # cat /etc/fr24feed.ini 
    receiver="dvbt"
    bs="yes"
    raw="yes"
    logmode="1"
    procargs="--net"
    logpath="/var/log/fr24feed"
    mlat="yes"
    mlat-without-gps="yes"

    does somebody have any suggestions on how to fix this?

    Cheers,
    Fawkes

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    Missing feeder key
    You have to add this line in file /etc/fr24feed.ini

    fr24key="xxxxxxxxxxxx"

    Replace xxxxxxxxxxxx by your actual feeder key.


    If you dont have a key, then signup, and the key will be emailed to you by Flightradar24 on the email address you provide during signup

    sudo fr24feed --signup
    Last edited by abcd567; 2019-05-13 at 19:35.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abcd567 View Post
    Missing feeder key
    You have to add this line in file /etc/fr24feed.ini

    fr24key="xxxxxxxxxxxx"

    Replace xxxxxxxxxxxx by your actual feeder key.


    If you dont have a key, then signup, and the key will be emailed to you by Flightradar24 on the email address you provide during signup

    sudo fr24feed --signup
    Do you know how long this will take?
    Just wondering, tried to signup using another E-Mail address. Now it shows

    Code:
    Submitting form data...ERROR
    
    Could not insert new feed into database, please contact service support!
    
    Would you like to try again?

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    If you were already feeding Flightradar24, and want to use its key during signup, then you have to use same email by which you got that key. Using another email address will not succeed.

    If you were feeding from Windows, then you can find key from windows feeder's file fr24feed.ini
    This file is located in folder "fr24feed_win32"

    Once you find the key, add it to the file /etc/fr24feed.ini as shown in my post above. In this case you will not need to signup, neither enter any email address.
    Dont forget to save the file, and then restart fr24feed (or reboot Pi) after adding key to file fr24feed.ini

    VM - FR24 ini - 1.png
    Last edited by abcd567; 2019-05-13 at 20:37.

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    I wasn't already feeding. And I have no key.

    Is the key supposed to be sent to me by support during the next days?

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    Try the signup again, seems there was some maintenance the last couple of days.

    The key will be mailed to you and written to /etc/fr24feed.ini

    Did you install dump1090-mutability separately?

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    works now. Thank you :-)

    Nope i did not install it separately.

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