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Old 01-06-2016, 08:17   #1
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OpenCPN & etrex 20 & ubuntu = no position

Hello,

I tired to connect my Garmin eTrex 20 to OpenCPN in Windows 10 and in Ubuntu 16.04. In Windows it's works but I can't set up GPS under Ubuntu. I read twice manual on OpenCPN and it doesn't work. Is anyone have idea how to make Ubuntu & OpenCPN & eTrex 20 to work together?

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Old 01-06-2016, 12:03   #2
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Re: OpenCPN & etrex 20 & ubuntu = no position

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Hello,

I tired to connect my Garmin eTrex 20 to OpenCPN in Windows 10 and in Ubuntu 16.04. In Windows it's works but I can't set up GPS under Ubuntu. I read twice manual on OpenCPN and it doesn't work. Is anyone have idea how to make Ubuntu & OpenCPN & eTrex 20 to work together?

best regards,
da1k
Assume that you are using the USB cable described in accessories for this GPS

( UBUNTU):

Install the gpsd and gpsd-clients packages
Code:
sudo apt-get install gpsd gpsd-clients
Go to Options-> Connections-> Add Conection and select "Network" plus the GPSD radio button. Address should be "localhost" and DataPorts should be set to 2947. Press ok, and it should work.

OpenCPN User Manual
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Old 02-06-2016, 04:30   #3
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Re: OpenCPN & etrex 20 & ubuntu = no position

Hello,

Thanks for an answer. I did it what you wrote before posting here. It doesn't work for me. Have you got any other idea how to fix it?

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Old 02-06-2016, 04:51   #4
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Thanks for an answer. I did it what you wrote before posting here. It doesn't work for me. Have you got any other idea how to fix it?

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If your GPS is in NMEA mode, this will work. Check the GPS's settings and be sure it is set to NMEA output.

Also, in Opencpn, go to settings -> connections and "show nmea debug" can you see any activity in the debug window ??
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Old 02-06-2016, 05:18   #5
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Hi,

eTrex 20 works only in Garmin USB Mode not in NMEA, but in Windows OpenCPN works well.

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Old 02-06-2016, 05:47   #6
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eTrex 20 works only in Garmin USB Mode not in NMEA, but in Windows OpenCPN works well.

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If so, plugin the GPS usb cable to the computer, go to tools, connections and add a new serial connection in opencpn. Check the "garmin mode for indata" check box in the connection. Data port will typically be /dev/ttyUSB0 , but choose the option shown in your drop down list.
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Old 15-06-2016, 04:35   #7
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Re: OpenCPN & etrex 20 & ubuntu = no position

Hello,
there is a similar problem on my installation. It doesn't work not under rpi3 ubuntu Mate 16.04. No NMEA activity.

I'd checked both ways: serial (/dev/ttyS0 and /dev/ttyUSB0) and network both with Garmin input. Garmin device is detected under bus 1 device 6, and a "usermod -a -G dialout __" is set .

Does anyone has an idea how to make it working together?
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Re: OpenCPN & etrex 20 & ubuntu = no position

Solved - I'd bought a new GPS Mouse, and saved our time...
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