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Old 23-06-2011, 02:42   #1
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Connect USB GPS with Ubuntu for OpenCPN

Hello,
This is just my first post, Im from Spain and looking for using this great OpenCPN program with my new Linux system. I started my tests with Windows and my USB GPS (Hollux) works well, now I want to use another laptop with Linux (Ubintu) and Im totally lost how to activate the USB prt for my GPS. Some advices about this topic?

Thanks a lot for your help!

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Old 23-06-2011, 07:35   #2
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Re: Connect USB GPS with Ubuntu for OpenCPN

Got to toolbox --> gps tab --> choose /dev/ttyUSB0 , and change it yourself into /dev/ttyACM0 in case it it not listed in the pulldown menu.
In case you have more usb devices you might try to change the last zero into 1 or 2.
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Re: Connect USB GPS with Ubuntu for OpenCPN

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Have you read the manual - Setting Up GPS | Official OpenCPN Homepage ?
Scroll down to the Linux section. These instructions should work for you.

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Old 24-06-2011, 05:24   #4
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Thanks a lot for your advices, I ll try this afternoon to finally connect my USB GPS!

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Old 25-06-2011, 00:38   #5
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Perfect! The GPS is finally running with Linux without problems! Thanks for your helps!


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