I am playing around with OpenCPN
(tried both 3.3.1824 (beta) and 3.2.2) on my Fedora 20 system, and everything seems to be working, except the GPS
connection. I want OpenCPN
to connect to GPSD, and I have confirmed that GPSD works. That is, I can get the correct position using GPSD test programs such as xgps or cgps. I am also pretty sure that OpenCPN is configured correctly (see the attached screenshot). I can even confirm that OpenCPN is connected to GPSD:
lsof | grep opencpn.*gpsd
opencpn 3894 hakonrk 6u IPv4 2797099 0t0 TCP localhost:38139->localhost:gpsd (ESTABLISHED)
So, everything seems to be working perfectly, except that OpenCPN's GPS
status icon shows just a red circle. Any ideas what could be the reason for this? Since OpenCPN gets the position from GPSD, it should not matter which GPS device I have, as long as GPSD supports it, correct? Maybe OpenCPN 3.2.x and 3.3.x does not support GPSD 3.9?