Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

weather configuration question

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • weather configuration question

    Well, I'm enjoying seeing the labor of my first install and getting to use RR now for the first time. I'm loving it so far and am learning as much as I can.

    I have a newbie question that I couldn't find enough info for doing searches.

    How do I get weather to update in RR?

    I'm running Iphone skin and it already has weather images. I believe I already set my city and state and configured for usa. but I don't see any specific weather info when i access it in RR. iphone skin just shows the same rain and shine for each box of time (shouldn't RR be automatically updating my weather info when Im sitting in my wireless network area?) and is this how other plugins work like the gas prices finder (does it self update when your internet is working when RR boots up?) or do i need to set RR to go to a weather info website?

    I have a wireless connection when I'm parked at my house that works in my truck. (i can surf the web ok through RR) which leads me to another question. when I use the onscreen keyboard in RR of iphone skin on the firefox menu, it doesn't put what i write in the search box. (what am i doing wrong?)

  • #2
    well, I figured out the weather. sorry but I guess i didn't have config setup because i went back and it was blank.

    weather info now works in iphone. but I'd still like to know how it gets the data? (RR is logging onto a weather server I assume when I have internet access?) cool.

    but I still don't know why the onboard keypad in RR iphone doesn't work when i hit enter. (the search box on browser is blank after i hit enter)

    Comment


    • #3
      The weather is scraped from Weather.com by RR. It is done behind the scenes, and when set up, like it sounds like you have now, no further intervention is needed.

      There are 2 different On Screen Keyboards (OSK) one for normal entry, and another used for Internet browsers WebOSK, I believe..... It is due to the way that when you type in something, in the browser address bar, the way it maintains focus or something. It has been a problem for a while, and thus the WebOSK was created.
      Front End of Choice: Ride Runner (Is there anything else??? ) & Powered by the DFX5.1 Skin Available in the Mobile App Mart

      My Fiero Build Thread

      Comment


      • #4
        Hello all, i tried hours to get Weather working with RR DigitalFX Skin,
        i have changed the rr.ini without success, always getting Denver, NewYork weather ;( anyone knows whats wrong

        [Weather]

        cityweather=Stuttgart,Deutschland

        weatherunits=WORLD

        weatherdegress=

        localdatacaptureinterval=1

        Comment


        • #5
          Try:
          cityweather=Stuttgart, Germany

          If that doesn't work, try a nearby city -- still I'd say "Germany" is the correct country since it pulls info from weather.com (US based site).
          Ride Runner RR's Myspace

          "Being happy is not about having what you want, it's about wanting what you have."
          "The best things in life are always free - but that doesn't mean money can't buy you good things."

          Comment


          • #6
            sorry for the misstyping, ive allready used Germany instead of Deutschland, it was the xyxz try to get it running. Ive choosen a lot of big cities nothing worked, even Berlin doesnt work for me ;(

            Comment


            • #7
              das ist sehr merkwurdig...... (I was in the American Army, stationed in Butzbach (Just south of Giessen, for 3 years, but my German is sehr rusty! )

              I just tested Stuttgart, Germany here and it worked for me. Try pressing and holding one of the weather keys at the top, and when the on screen keyboard pop's up, enter Stuttgart, Germany. That will make that button Stuttgart, Germany for good, or until you change it again.

              When you installed the DFX skin, it also included all the necessary weather icons and such, so weather should be set up and working when the skin is installed.

              Are you able to see the weather for the ones listed at the top by default, Denver, Chicago ect?

              Front End of Choice: Ride Runner (Is there anything else??? ) & Powered by the DFX5.1 Skin Available in the Mobile App Mart

              My Fiero Build Thread

              Comment


              • #8
                Thanks the hint with pressing a town button and entering Stuttgart,Germany worked for me

                Comment


                • #9
                  Glad you got it working. If you re having any other issues, make sure to check the help file. (A shortcut was placed on your desktop and in the start menu when the skin was installed) For instance, there is a section at the very top that is labeled "How do I configure the weather?" that explains the steps I mentioned above
                  Front End of Choice: Ride Runner (Is there anything else??? ) & Powered by the DFX5.1 Skin Available in the Mobile App Mart

                  My Fiero Build Thread

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Hi John
                    well i have the weather working fine for me.... Thanx
                    but now i have new question ( hopefully no 1 asked b4 )
                    I DO NOT have an internet connection in my car.......
                    Is it possible to have the weather updated every few days on my desktop ( back in home ) and copy the relavent files in the car comp so that i can have the updated weather......

                    thanx
                    Commell LV-677 DC 6 x 6" Mother Board
                    2.6 GHz; 1 Gb Ram
                    120 Gb Laptop HD
                    7" InDash Xenarc MTD - X7000 Screen
                    Gyration Mouse ; GPS Mouse ; ELM Scan ; TPMS
                    Parrot MK 6000 & iPhone
                    ----------
                    Re done the carputer...Into the Glove Box !!

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by tbb View Post
                      Hello all, i tried hours to get Weather working with RR DigitalFX Skin,
                      i have changed the rr.ini without success, always getting Denver, NewYork weather ;( anyone knows whats wrong

                      [Weather]

                      cityweather=Stuttgart,Deutschland

                      weatherunits=WORLD

                      weatherdegress=

                      localdatacaptureinterval=1
                      for the record... if you're in germany theres no reason to have localdatacaptureinterval=1 in you rr.ini. This enable features for the states only and you're wasting cpu cycles having it activated. Set it to 0 or remove it from rr.ini altogether. If you WERE in the states you could use the WEATHER command without setting up anything else in rr.ini because the weather command is now defaulted to provide you weather based on your gps connection and not whats listed in rr.ini.
                      mp3Car.com Senior Tech Blogger (Want a product reviewed? Contact me.)
                      Follow Me on Twitter or Facebook
                      Live mp3Car Facebook Chat

                      Comment

                      Working...
                      X