At 18:40 -0800 8/3/07, John Warren wrote:
Hello all, This is related to the GPS subsystem of kismac. I have received two GPS units from a friend. One is a BU-303 and one is a DeLorme Earthmate Model 9538 v1.0. Does anybody know how to get either of these working with kismac. Both units work on a windows based computer. System: Macbook Pro 2.16 Intel Core Duo OSX 10.4.8 Kismac R228 (compiling my own) by the way, good work on the DWL-G122 on PPC. I tried it today and it was grabbing packets. also have gpsd as created by gpsdXConfig. Subsystem works with a Garmin GPS serial device using a Prolific USB->Serial converter. I've played around with the settings in gpsdXConfig a bunch but haven't gotten anything out of it. Supposedly the BU-303 uses the same Prolific chipset (or at least a prolific chipset), but I'm not too sure. This device only shows up as "USB Device" in System Profiler.
According to <http://www.gpscentral.ca/products/usglobalsat/bu303.htm> the bu303 has a PL2303 (which unit hasn't, these days) and the driver support is confusing, but you can get working drivers. I had hangups (up until the grey screen with the chinese characters) earlier, but since using more recent drivers from <www.prolific.com.tw (Chris Kuethe has a usable driver mirrored at <http://pyxis.cns.ualberta.ca/~ckuethe/md_pl2303H_HX_X_dmg_v1.2.1r2.zip> in combination with GPSdX and gps2geX, plus using Kismac's gpsd support, I have had no hangups (n=1) while other days, I'd at least have one hangup a day (n=4).
I must confess this is on a Powerbook G4, not a macbook. ard