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Old 28-04-2013, 09:47   #1
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OpenCPN on MacBook, GPS will not work

I am running latest OpenCPN on a Mac Book w/ Mountain Lion & CM93 charts.every thing works fine except I can not get GPS to work, GPS is BU-353 and have installed drivers(I think) Any help is appreciated. I have read the users manual and my screen does not work quite like the manual says it should?
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Old 28-04-2013, 10:03   #2
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Re: OpenCPN on MacBook, GPS will not work

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Could you please elaborate a little bit on "my screen does not work quite like the manual says it should"? My imagination is unfortunately not vivid enough... It would also be helpful if we knew how did you try to configure the GPS, if it works for you in other apps and saw your logfile.

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Old 28-04-2013, 10:15   #3
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Re: OpenCPN on MacBook, GPS will not work

Yes, when I go to tools and open GPS the manual says when you go to NEMA data source
it should show a bunch of GPS receivers to choose from that does not happen.

The GPS does work with other apps. Not sure how I open my log file.
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Re: OpenCPN on MacBook, GPS will not work

Ok...
Then just copy the name of the GPS device (you should be able to find it in those other apps) to where you don't see the list...
One more thing - which version of OpenCPN are we talking about? If it's not 3.2 (on a Mac I would say the yesterday released 3.2.1), I would strongly recommend an upgrade...

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Re: OpenCPN on MacBook, GPS will not work

No I can't find it. It was on another Mac. There is no name on the GPS, it just says GPS Model BU-353 Made in China. This version of OpenCPN has been on this mac about 6 months. I had such a hard time installing The CM-93 charts I am not going to try to upgrading it.
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Re: OpenCPN on MacBook, GPS will not work

hooligan...
That you had seen the GPS working on another computer unfortunately takes us back to the beginning. Are we sure it actually works on this one (are the drivers OK)?

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Re: OpenCPN on MacBook, GPS will not work

I am using OpenCPN 3.0.2 How do I up grade it? How do i tell if the drivers are working?
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I'm not a Mac user myself, so all I can tell is you download from Download OpenCPN | Official OpenCPN Homepage and then, according to Installing OpenCPN | Official OpenCPN Homepage drag and drop the dmg to your Applications folder.
There are some Mac related fixes coming in 3.2.2 maintenance release, so you might want to wait until it's out in a couple of weeks if you don't want to go with 3.2.1 testing release (the risk should be low though).
As for how to tell if your GPS works, I would say that the "Mac OS X GPS Utility" from USGlobalsat Corporate should be your tool to see if you have installed it right.

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Re: OpenCPN on MacBook, GPS will not work

The drivers are installed I am trying to upgrade to 3.2.0 now
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I'm not a Mac user myself, so all I can tell is you download from Download OpenCPN | Official OpenCPN Homepage and then, according to Installing OpenCPN | Official OpenCPN Homepage drag and drop the dmg to your Applications folder.
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The described Mac installation is wrong!
There is no drag and drop of a dmg file!
The dmg file has to be opened (it will mount then as a virtual device) and the app icon in the opened device window must be draged and droped to the application folder.
After that the device window can be closed and the mounted virtual device can be ejected.

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Re: OpenCPN on MacBook, GPS will not work

Gerhard...
Many thanks for your information. I just tried to use it to update the installation instructions, could you please check them and tell me if they now meet the expectations of a Mac OS user or do I have to update something further to finally make them not wrong?

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How do i tell if the drivers are working?
Open a terminal window and type: ls /dev/cu*

You should see your serial devices on your system because I guess your BU-353 will be an USB device and his driver emulates a serial port. Enter the right port name of the resulting list of the command above into the OpenCPN settings for Connections.

Pavel: It is correct now.

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