Connection with Garmin Etrex GPS
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: March 10, 2013
I use Ubuntu 12.10. I have a GPS (Garmin Etrex 30) that I use to record my flights into track logs. The only software for Linux that can download valid track logs is called GPS Dump. It is downloadable here: http://www.gethome.no/stein.sorensen/
There was a lot of tricks I used to make it work. For those who are having problems, this link is very useful: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/U...n_on_GNU/Linux
However, I am still having problems most of the times I try to download a new log. The error that I get from gpsdump is:
"Product data request response timeout"
Explaining what I already did:
In the last link, it explains how to create a new udev rule so that the device file is created with the right permissions. I put it MODE = 666. Also, it says this:
"Much of the software that reads the current position from GPS devices does so via gpsd. gpsd is a daemon that understands various protocols used by GPS devices and presents a consistent interface that othe
Bicycling GPS device with no subscription/data plan
location: linuxquestions.com - date: August 20, 2011
I have been riding a bicycle 6 days a week for about 18 months to improve my breathing, stamina, and lose a good deal of weigh. I have gone from 6-8 miles a day last year to 25/30 miles 6 days a week, using the same amount of time.
I have gone from a 42 inch waist pant to a 34/36 inch jeans and have a goal of being able to maintain a 32 inch waist size by the end of the year.
I have a simple wireless computer on the bicycle, and want to step up to a GPS device that has no subscription/data plan, that will work with my 64-bit KDE 4 Debian based Mepis Distro.
Any Linux Bicycle riders using software and devices with suggestions.
2. Works with http://www.mapmyride.com
3. No monthly fees
4. KDE software compatible
5. USB 2.0 connector
My (NTP, GPS and LinuxPPS) Saga
location: linuxquestions.com - date: July 13, 2009
I work in a lab doing non-NTP/GPS work, yet, nevertheless, my boss was like "Hey kid, why don't you hook this GPS device up to a computer around here and setup an NTP server. It would be nice to have our own NTP server," at which point I was like "What's NTP?" --- that was about a week and a half ago.
I've scoured the web and read a ton of resourceful pages, but I've primarily been following Rodolfo's wonderful LinuxPPS wiki: http://wiki.enneenne.com/index.php/L...S_installation
Where I'm at now: I've obtained the latest LinuxPPS Git repository, configured the kernel appropriately (AFAIK), compiled, etc. as the install guide suggests. No errors or anything catastrophic has occurred.
At this point the LinuxPPS install guide says one can test to see if the PPS signal is there and the devices are configured correctly. This is where my understanding starts to really fall apart and I am unable to find further helpful information.
My problem: W
PPS TOOLS with PPS via DCD RS232 with a sure GPS BOARD PPSTEST problem
location: linuxquestions.com - date: January 8, 2013
Linux*: ubuntu 12.04.lts
Kernel > 3.2
SURE GPS modded with PPS to serial (DCD)*:
location: linuxquestions.com - date: January 24, 2009
Well, this one is a two part problem: Connecting, and using. I have a bluetooth GPS device for use with my palm pilot, that I was hoping I would be able to put to use with my laptop. Specifically, it's a Garmin Mobile 10, if that is of any help here.
The first problem is being able to link the two devices up over Bluetooth. When I try connecting to it using Gnome's Bluetooth Applet, the laptop sends out the usual four-digit number that needs to be returned as a security precaution. Problem is, it chooses a random four digits, and the GPS is designed to return only 1234. Since I don't want to try up to a statistical 8999 attempts, here's the first question: Is there any way of forcing the number 1234 to be sent, rather than a random number?
I know I could go, grab the source code, modify this little part of it, compile, launch, connect, have it added to the known list, then go back to using the normal version, but this is a bit more than I'd like the do.
The second part is
location: linuxquestions.com - date: March 14, 2009
I am the new proud owner of an old GPS unit, Pharos GPS-360 that shipped with Microsoft's Streets and Trips 2006. Can an experienced user point me in the direction.
What I have tried: gpsdrive
I installed gpsdrive via Yast2 and it runs just fine, but it doesn't notice (or maybe it shouldn't even notice) that I have the GPS connected via USB. Here is the output of dmesg showing the GPS usb:
What GPS is compatible with Linux?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: April 22, 2013
I'm looking for a GPS (global positioning system) that's compatible with Linux. I just converted my brother to Linux, Fedora 18. He's a bit bummed 'cause his TomTom One isn't supported. Yeah, I've heard it is but we run the risk of bricking the TomTom. So I'm steering clear of that. I DON'T want him going back to Windows. The TomTom is over 5 years old and it shouldn't be too hard to talk him into buying a new one if it's compatible. He's using a 4 year old Asus laptop that's pretty fast so that's not a problem. Plenty of RAM and hard drive space, Intel CPU. Thanks ahead of time.
Linux Friendly GPS?
location: linux.com - date: May 14, 2009
I'm looking for a relatively cheap GPS system that can track my vehicle or personal movements (so needs to have a batter) that works well in reporting tracks to Linux.
My goal is to write code to determine automatically if my travels were for business purposes (determined by the stops along the trip) and generate a nice monthly or yearly report of business vs personal usage.
The cheap Cobra model I started with wasn't Linux friendly. I'm currently looking at possibly building something with an Audrino Mega, but would rather not re-invent the wheel.
Thanks for any tips.
GPS, geocaching & Linux
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: June 26, 2005
All right gang, I need to see if I can do something that I really would like to do. I enjoy geocaching and I currently have an older Garmin GPS that I use. I am looking into purchasing a new GPS though. My question here is...
Are there any GPS units or mapping programs that will work with Linux/Ubuntu? So far, I still have to go take over my wife's Windows box or wait till I get to work to load updated maps or save what I have manually entered. I generally load several cache locations and save them on the units software for upload to the unit.
This is my only area that I still need Windows (Other than work, but that's not my computer).
Any other cachers out there that have worked around this?
Anyone do Geocaching? Best cheap linuxfriendly GPS?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: April 17, 2008
I am looking around for a new GPS (forget about the graphics card, I don't "need" it anytime soon ) and am wondering if anyone here does Geocaching, and also would like to know, if you do, what GPS you would recommend. My buget has a cap (just over $120 is my max except from Circuit City, where I have a $40 gift card). I have been looking into getting the Garmin GPS 60, but would like to know what your opinions are on this. Thanks.
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