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Old 31-01-2011, 08:07   #1
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OpenCPN and gpsd 2.95 (Revision 2010-11-02T15:45:01)

Hello,

I'm working under OpenSuse Linux 11.3 64bits with a serial over USB GPS antenna (Evermore SA-320 USB) that is working fine with gpsd and cgps in NMEA mode.

My version of OpenCPN is 2.3.1 compiled from source (using git), with gpsd-devel option.

I've wasted a lot of time to understand that to make the "Network LIBGPS" option available, I've to install gpsd-devel. So finally it works.

Now, my problem is that when I launch OpenCPN it randomly connect to GPSD without error message (if GPSD is not launched I get an error message), and after a certain number of try (with changing from "None" option to "Network LIBGPS) I can get again gps data display.

Is anybody know some workaround about this ?
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Old 01-02-2011, 12:22   #2
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From time to time, it's working fine

So, just a picture that show OpenCPN is working good from time to time, but only from time to time ....

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Old 03-02-2011, 12:28   #3
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Tcpdump out

More information about my investigation :

When I launch OpenCPN while tcpdump is running the out is like this :

o.{"class":"SKY","tag":"GSV","device":"/dev/ttyUSB0","xdop":1.51,"ydop":0.97,"vdop":2.38,"tdop ":1.99,"hdop":1.80,"gdop":3.58,"pdop":2.98,"satell ites":[{"PRN":5,"el":55,"az":199,"ss":45,"used":true},{"P RN":8,"el":53,"az":55,"ss":44,"used":true},{"PRN": 26,"el":69,"az":308,"ss":43,"used":true},{"PRN":28 ,"el":49,"az":118,"ss":51,"used":true},{"PRN":7,"e l":20,"az":58,"ss":50,"used":true},{"PRN":10,"el": 17,"az":161,"ss":0,"used":false},{"PRN":15,"el":27 ,"az":291,"ss":0,"used":false},{"PRN":21,"el":13," az":308,"ss":0,"used":false},{"PRN":27,"el":19,"az ":242,"ss":0,"used":false},{"PRN":33,"el":31,"az": 203,"ss":43,"used":true}]}

20:18:40.116791 IP6 localhost.32990 > localhost.gpsd: Flags [.], ack 13017, win 386, options [nop,nop,TS val 34239072 ecr 34239072], length 0

So gpsd is working, but OpenCPN seems to not be able to display data. But it's listening on data and connect to gpsd.




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Old 03-02-2011, 13:49   #4
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How is your gps working if you kill gpsd and do a direct connection via /dev/ttyUSB0 ?

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Old 03-02-2011, 14:13   #5
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I've tried this way, but it doesn't work. Anything to test via direct connection ?

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Old 03-02-2011, 14:27   #6
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I've tried this way, but it doesn't work. Anything to test via direct connection ?

Yann
I have tried to find what chip is in your gps, but I fail to find out. Do you know.
Have you read this Setting Up GPS | Official OpenCPN Homepage?

When trying a direct connection, is there anything in your "NMEA data stream window" ?
If you only see binary garbage, try to reset your gps to NMEA mode.

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Old 04-02-2011, 12:41   #7
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Some more test

Hello,

Yes I've read and read again this page .... (and all the help)

After plugged in the gps receiver (dmesg out) :

[ 9023.522098] usb 4-1: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 2
[ 9023.675140] usb 4-1: New USB device found, idVendor=10c4, idProduct=ea60
[ 9023.675147] usb 4-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
[ 9023.675153] usb 4-1: Product: CP2102 USB to UART Bridge Controller
[ 9023.675157] usb 4-1: Manufacturer: Silicon Labs
[ 9023.675162] usb 4-1: SerialNumber: 0001
[ 9024.035920] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbserial
[ 9024.035938] USB Serial support registered for generic
[ 9024.035989] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbserial_generic
[ 9024.035992] usbserial: USB Serial Driver core
[ 9024.046558] USB Serial support registered for cp210x
[ 9024.046596] cp210x 4-1:1.0: cp210x converter detected
[ 9024.199089] usb 4-1: reset full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 2
[ 9024.334426] usb 4-1: cp210x converter now attached to ttyUSB0
[ 9024.334465] usbcore: registered new interface driver cp210x
[ 9024.334469] cp210x: v0.09:Silicon Labs CP210x RS232 serial adaptor driver

lsusb out :
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 10c4:ea60 Cygnal Integrated Products, Inc. CP210x Composite Device

Now I launch OpenCPN, so it complain that gpsd is not running, and choose /dev/ttyUSB0 from NMEA data source and activate the NMEA data dump windows.

But nothing is displayed, not the position, nor the NMEA data dump in the windows that is untitled "/dev/ttyUSB0".

I'm very disapointed ... because I think that OpenCPN is a very very good work.

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xgps running fine, but not OpenCPN

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Please attach your ~opencpn.log
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OpenCPN log file

Hello,

Thanks a lot for your help. Opencpn.log is attached. Please rename it as .txt .

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Thanks for the log file.
Two things caught my eye. You have a later version of gpsd and libgps than what is currently used on Ubuntu 10.10. This probably doesn't mean a thing, but maybe....
When you tried a direct connection you probably did not kill gpsd first.
Quote:
21:08:24: NMEA input device open failed: /dev/ttyUSB0
This most likely means that gpsd is blocking /dev/ttyUSB0.
To try again first
Quote:
#killall gpsd
The direct connection should work. Something should come up in the data stream window if a connection is established.

Back to gpsd. First if xgps works so should OpenCPN. If you read this bug report:
FS#221 : OpenCPN and GPSD you will find out that we have been through similar bugs before.
It is possible that the code still isn't right.
If I understand you correctly gps works on OpenCPN sometimes?
When it works....do you have any other problems.
Is there a scenario, that you can repeat, when OpenCPN can't connect to gpsd?
What are your results, if you try similar tests, as I did in the bug report?

Nice to have a Suse user here, by the way. Perhaps this could be the start of a dedicated Suse rpm package

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And all is working good now

Hello,

Here is the solution :

cray@linux-495g:~$ ls -l /dev/ttyUSB0
crw-rw---- 1 root dialout 188, 0 févr. 12 15:07 /dev/ttyUSB0

So, we can see that the virtual tty that is linked to the gps device is owned by root and dialout group, so I've just added my user to the dialout device that and all is working fine.

I've got the idea to verify this right issue because I've launched OpenCPN with the root user and all was became to run with my GPS.


Here is a screen capture where we can see that gps is working, and now I know where I live :




Mr cagney thanks a lot for your help and attention, and sorry for my later answer but I was very busy this week ;-)
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I'm happy you found the problem.
In Ubuntu the user is automatically added to the "dialout" group.
So, it is one of these small differences between Linux distros.
I'll make a note about this in the wiki text.

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