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Old 30-05-2013, 07:27   #1
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upgrade to 3.2 then no gps??

Ubuntu version
The look is different.
So i looked at ports and there are no ports setup?
3.0 gave me a list.

in 3.0 I select /dev/ttyusb0
then it works

What do you do for 3.2 and why is it become so much harder?

I downgraded to 3.0 till I find out what to do.
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Re: upgrade to 3.2 then no gps??

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It's all explained in Data Connections | Official OpenCPN Homepage .

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Re: upgrade to 3.2 then no gps??

Thanks for showing me that page.

I had been thinking a port for /dev/ttyusb0 will be the gps. What would the baud rate be set to 4800?

Does GPSD have to also be setup to make it function?

I may have to bring home the gps to figure it all out.

I found a nice program which is called xgps will show the satellites.
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Thanks for showing me that page.

I had been thinking a port for /dev/ttyusb0 will be the gps. What would the baud rate be set to 4800?

Does GPSD have to also be setup to make it function?

I may have to bring home the gps to figure it all out.

I found a nice program which is called xgps will show the satellites.
Ubuntu users take note! If gpsd is installed - use it. If you prefer a serial connection, uninstall gpsd. The reason is that gpsd starts automatically when,for example, an usb gps is connected. This will block the serial port that the gps communicates with( /dev/ttyUSB0 in many cases), hence no separate serial connection to the gps is possible. So it's an either or situation.

The baud rate is normally 4800 baud, but check on your gps documentation.

xgps is a utility that comes with gpsd. I you use a serial connection a satellite view is available through the dashboard plugin.

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