[pskmail] Re: gpsd, problems

  • From: kd4e <kd4e@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, gpsdrive@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, gpsd-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2007 08:35:06 -0500

gpsdrive with gpsd opens up OK under Puppy Linux 2.13
and 2.14 but since I am having difficult getting my
USB-Bluetooth adapter working I have been unable to
test it with my Bluetooth GPS!  :-(

I have copied the gpsd and gpsdrive lists in hopes
someone there can assist you.

I have almost worked through the night to get gpsd to work on mandriva
without success. I hope its just me and perhaps I have made a mistake
somewhere but I can not get gpsd to do anything. When I launch it from
within gpsdrive it works fine but if I launch it in any other way
(including hotplug) it just does not work.

I did notice that novell/suse may drop gpsd from the distro completely:
http://blog.cynapses.org/2006/06/05/gpd-gdal-and-gpsdrive/

Slackware has problems:
http://www.arcknowledge.com/gmane.comp.hardware.gps.gpsd.user/2005-12/msg00003.html

Gentoo has a bug very similar to what I experience:
http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=132288

But, I hope these are just some simple bugs. Also, none of the mentioned
fixes worked for mandriva. So, has anyone (apart from Rein
naturally ;-)) gotten gpsd to work ? On some other distro than
ubuntu/debian ? I am just about to give up on gpsd and start writing
something from scratch. But, I hope I wont have to.

73 de Per, sm0rwo


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