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Garbage on APM CLI

Discussion in 'General Drone Manufacturer Discussion' started by sp4rky-m4rky, Feb 1, 2015.

  1. sp4rky-m4rky

    sp4rky-m4rky Member

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    Posted by sp4rky-m4rky, Feb 1, 2015 #1
    Has anyone else had a problem with an APM 2.5 or 2.6 where when connecting via CLI on the terminal tab, it just returns non stop garbage and doesn't let you do any set up, tests or download logs? I will admit that it isn't a 3dr made board. I have used rctimer boards in the past though and they have worked fine. Its a board from china but is the second, from different buyers, that has done this.

    Here is a video of what it does...




    Surely the hardware is the same, is there a way of getting it work? Thanks.
     
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    Posted by sp4rky-m4rky, Feb 2, 2015 #2
    Just to add, I checked and changed the baude rate but it did the same on all.
     
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    Posted by sp4rky-m4rky, Feb 8, 2015 #3
    No one bought an APM from hobbyking and had this same issue?
     
  4. dazzab

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    Posted by dazzab, Feb 8, 2015 #4
    I've seen this before with 3DR APMs. I really can't remember how I dealt with it. I think that I just restarted it and hit enter a few times while it was starting up. It might have something to do with getting some keyboard input at the right time in the boot process. Sorry I can't remember the details but it really was just a case of hitting enter a few times.
     
  5. sp4rky-m4rky

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    Posted by sp4rky-m4rky, Feb 8, 2015 #5
    Ok so there may be some hope for a full life yet? What do you mean by restarting, just power cycling it?
     
  6. dazzab

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    Posted by dazzab, Feb 8, 2015 #6
    Yes. Before the garbage comes up slowy hit Enter a few times and see if you get the command prompt. BTW, the CLI was removed in some versions to save space. I've lost track of when. What is it you are trying to do from within a CLI? I think most everything can be done from the GUI now.
     
  7. sp4rky-m4rky

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    Posted by sp4rky-m4rky, Feb 9, 2015 #7
    Ok thanks, I will give it a try when I get the chance and get back after. I primarily need to connect to access logs and on occasions use it to help fault find.
     
  8. dazzab

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    Posted by dazzab, Feb 9, 2015 #8
    You can access the logs, download and graph them, from tabs below the Heads Up Display in the Flight Data screen of Mission Planner. I'm sure the other GCS programs have the same capability.
     
  9. sp4rky-m4rky

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    Posted by sp4rky-m4rky, Feb 9, 2015 #9
    Thank you, that is useful. I wasnt aware that you could download them in that way. I have given it a number of tries hitting enter when restarting CLI but havnt had any luck, will keep playing and see if I can achieve any success.
     
  10. R_Lefebvre

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    Posted by R_Lefebvre, Mar 10, 2015 #10
    I assume you have upgraded to AC3.2 recently?

    CLI is deprecated for AC3.2 on APM-class hardware, as a requirement due to lack of memory for other more important features.
     
  11. sp4rky-m4rky

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    Posted by sp4rky-m4rky, Mar 10, 2015 #11
    I guess that may well be it. The APM I have where CLI still works must just be running older firmware. I will check that I can download the logs from my seemingly faulty board through the mission planner HUD, if that works I guess it is problem solved.
     
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