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Old 28-04-2016, 17:07   #1
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Getting gps to register in openCPN

Hey all-tried to search for this and didnt find anytning but aim sure its been covered. If anyone has any suggestions Id appreciate it.



I read the users manual and installed up to date drivers for the gps. Gps is reading on the gps utility.



When I go to OpenCPN and wrench and connections. Add a connection. Select the dev/usb and it never seems to read the gps. Ship location never changes and icon in the status bar stays red.



What am I missing? Is there something else I have to check or uncheck?



In the manual it says open settings(wrench) and go to gps. But I see no gps option. Only "connections"



Any advice and help would be much appreciated. Tia





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Re: Getting gps to register in openCPN

I assume you are using Linux since you are looking for /dev/usb ?

  • Operating system and version
  • How did you install Opencpn ?
  • Witch version of opencpn ?
  • What type / brand of GPS ?
For Ubuntu and most other Linux system, the easiest way is to use GPSD connection.


Please read GPS Setup | Official OpenCPN Homepage and scroll down to the Linux section if you are using linux
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Re: Getting gps to register in openCPN

Omg Im so sorry!

Duh

Macbook pro

Os 10.11.4

Open cpn version 4.2.0

Gps is BU-353S4


I think I got it working on reboot.

Omg I feel like an idiot.

More incredibly simple questions to follow.....hopefully with an accurate description

Thanks


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