I have been very impressed by the ease of connecting the GPS
through gpsd, selecting "Network LIBGPS". It lets me connect the GPS
to any port and it finds it automatically.
However, most of the time, I use a shared AIS/GPS input to OpenCPN
and, unfortunately, there is no "Network LIBGPS" option in the AIS
port selection drop down list.
I checked gpsd website and it seems to handle AIS
as well as GPS data.
Even worse, at some point, I had AIS /GPS coming in on a set port and working with Opencpn
; then I started xgps just to check, and Opencpn lost
the input, couldn't get it back without restarting the laptop
. Both programs seemed to compete for the same input.
I would appreciate some advice/explanation in the matter.
AIS/GPS enter thru prolific usb/serial adapter