[pskmail] Re: No problem with gpsd

  • From: "David Vrona" <dave@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2007 16:40:07 +0000

Ok, well I guess the -p option I found was a typo.  I can dig up the link
for the page I found it on if you like.

Anyway, I restarted gpsd without the -p and gpsdrive still works.

Now, I did not realize that the Options display was updated only after a
beacon.  I have not attempted a beacon yet so I guess I can't tell if this
is working or not.

BUT, the terminal does NOT state:  GPSD /dev/.....

So, I am guessing it still does not work for me on Ubuntu 6.10


On 3/2/07, Rein Couperus <rein@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

As already stated in the wiki:

* First start gpsd with you gps connected.
* The man page of gpsd says you start gpsd with 'gpsd /dev/xxx' (gpsd
/dev/ttyUSB0 in my case)
* It also says the -f option is depricated. An -p option is not mentioned
at all  (which is why I did not check it in the first place.)
* Then start the pskmail client. The client checks if gpsd is running (it
looks for 'gpsd /dev in the process table), if yes it starts the gps thread
and the termnal will say 'GPSD /dev/ttyUSB0'.
* Pskmail now uses the gps value for beaconing, either by hand or
* The Options display is updated AFTER the first beacon has been sent.
* If there is no gps value the position of the Options dialog will be

Work on UBUNTU 6.06 here.

Rein EA/PA0R/P

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