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Upgrading jAmaSeis on the Raspberry Pi

Updating the version of jAmaSeis on a Raspberry Pi is a pretty straight forward exercise. jAmaSeis will perform a check from time to time, when a new version is available a pop up window will appear detailing the new version.

Upgrading is not necessary for uploading you stations image to the University but it is a good practice to keep the software up-to-date. If you are sharing your data with IRIS you will need to upgrade your software.

To update visit the IRIS website, from the Raspberry Pi using the Web Browser. Download the Linux to your Downloads directory.

Download latest jAmaSeis

Make sure to close jAmaSeis before updating. You will need to open a Terminal prompt and make the script executable. It’s important to run the script with the sudo command, this will upgrade the currently installed version of jAmaSeis.

Run jAmaSeis installer

Commands to run, replace with your downloaded version. You can use tab completion to fill in the filename by typing jA then pressing the tab key. The shell will fill out the rest for you.

cd Downloads
chmod +x 
sudo ./
Enter the seismometeruser password to start the installer

Follow the installer prompts to complete the upgrade.

Setup jAmaSeis 00

Setup jAmaSeis 01

Setup jAmaSeis 02

Setup jAmaSeis 03

Fix for Safari too many tabs open

If your station’s Safari browser has an excessive amount of open tabs or has run out of application memory.

Force Quit Apps - System run out of application memory

Use this method to reset Safari.

  1. Reboot the iMac
  2. Stop the roller
  3. Make sure Safari is not running
  4. Hold SHIFT down and click Safari
  5. Confirm Safari opens without any tabs.
  6. Clear the browsers Cache by clicking History from the Safari menu and then Clear History and Website Data
  7. Select all History and click Clear History
  8. Restart the iMac and check that Jamaseis launches correctly