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Old 17-07-2013, 19:38   #1
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Setting up GPS on Mac

New to OpenCPN. Versin 3.2.2. Software update says all OK. Trying to set it up on my iMac at home before getting it going on a MBA. Have BU353S4 GPS. 2 questions.

System information shows a "USB-Serial Controller D" by Prolific Technology. That doesn't sound like a GPS and the GlobalSat manual says it should say "USB device." When I unplug the GPS the USB Serial Controller does not remain in the device tree. Plug it back in and it returns. Am I seeing the BU353? If not, how do I get it to show up?

The OpenCPN manual says to click tool box. I assume that's the icon with the wrench on it? Then goto the GPS tab. There isn't one. There is a "connections" tab. Will that help me? Is there another place to look for the tool box and GPS tab?

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Old 17-07-2013, 20:06   #2
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Re: Setting up GPS on Mac

Geoff...
Yes, the Connections tab is the place. The Mac specific instructions in the manual need a bit of attention. Preferably from someone having a Mac, a GPS and a little bit of insight in how it works...

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Old 17-07-2013, 21:26   #3
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Re: Setting up GPS on Mac

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New to OpenCPN. Versin 3.2.2. Software update says all OK. Trying to set it up on my iMac at home before getting it going on a MBA. Have BU353S4 GPS. 2 questions.

System information shows a "USB-Serial Controller D" by Prolific Technology. That doesn't sound like a GPS and the GlobalSat manual says it should say "USB device." When I unplug the GPS the USB Serial Controller does not remain in the device tree. Plug it back in and it returns. Am I seeing the BU353? If not, how do I get it to show up?

The OpenCPN manual says to click tool box. I assume that's the icon with the wrench on it? Then goto the GPS tab. There isn't one. There is a "connections" tab. Will that help me? Is there another place to look for the tool box and GPS tab?

Geoff
Yes, the USB-... is your GPS. Create a connection for it in OCPN and it'll work.
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