I think that my issues with Thermiq and Ubuntu are a result of access rights issues. I need to run the scripts manually to get all error messages visible and then try to fix any issues. If I figure something out I will post it here.
I have noticed some other strange behavior with the USB serial port on my Ubuntu machine. The serial port had changed from ttyUSB0 to ttyUSB1 yesterday (noticed after taloLogger crashed) and today it switched back to ttyUSB0. I assume that this is a Ubuntu 11.10 issue.
Also as I have an 8Gb SDHC card attached to thermiq. There seem to be issues with that also. It gathered information for a while and then I manually downloaded it and renamed the VP.log file. It started to create a new VP.log file, but then some strange issues appeared:
ls: cannot access MapLoader: Input/output error
3 sami sami 32768 1970-01-01 02:00 ./
drwxr-xr-x 5 root root 4096 2012-01-31 23:39 ../
d????????? ? ? ? ? ? MapLoader/
-rw-r–r– 1 sami sami 2889 2005-05-16 15:20 VP.LOG
-rw-r–r– 1 sami sami 198671 2005-05-16 15:19 VP.LOG.old
The row with “MapLoader” is a big question. It cannot be deleted. Trying to delete will result in the I/O error and the VP.log file has not been updated.