[pskmail] Re: gpsd, problems

  • From: "David Vrona" <dave@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2007 15:04:48 +0000

For what it's worth.  This is what I am doing with my _working_ gpsdrive
setup on Ubuntu Edgy 6.10

sudo rfcomm bind /dev/rfcomm0 00:02:C7:2B:7A:1F

This binds the port to the bluetooth GPS; note the hardware address for the

Then you can do this to see the GPS sentences:

cat /dev/rfcomm0 count=5

And finally, to setup gpsd:

gpsd -p /dev/rfcomm0

I hope this is useful.  But, this only results in gpsdrive working for me.
I cannot get my position with the pskmail client.


On 2/27/07, Per Crusefalk <per@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Ok, gpsdrive+gpsd works fine here too. I wonder how they use gpsd, if I
telnet to it I only get 'GPSD' and no data but gpsdrive works. Strange.
Thanks for copying it to their list, will be interesting to see any

As a fallback I have built a simple thing in perl that gets the data
from the gps and I am now interfacing that with pskmail. It works and
its uses 0% cpu (according to top) :-).

Ok on the bluetooth adapter, I have a d-link adapter here somewhere and
that worked right away (plug n play) with mandriva. You could try the
live distro and see if that works any different than puppy.

73 de Per, sm0rwo

tis 2007-02-27 klockan 08:35 -0500 skrev kd4e:
> 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
> > http://blog.cynapses.org/2006/06/05/gpd-gdal-and-gpsdrive/
> >
> > Slackware has problems:
> >
> >
> > 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
> > 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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