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Old 15-07-2014, 06:58   #1
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Microsoft USB GPS, meet OCPN/Ubuntu!

I ordered one of those BU-whatevah GPS pucks but I am out of town right now. Meanwhile, rummaging around in my briefcase found an old GPS dangle that came free with Microsoft Streets And Trips. I opened terminal and installed the gpsd and gpsd-client packages, restarted the puter, started OCPN, told it to look at Port 10 at 4800 baud, and wa-lah! Gee, thanks, Microsoft!

Only prob is the light on the GPS blinking "Microsoft" every second. But it works. I honestly didn't think it would.
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