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    What GPS unit is everyone using in Linux?

    I have recently purchased a Holux gr-231 and am fighting with it, I was wondering what everyone else is using and what sort of sucess you are having with Linux.
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    Garmin GPS15H. First unit was DOA, I RMAd it and I'm waiting for it to come back.
    System status: in progress

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Change
      Garmin GPS15H. First unit was DOA, I RMAd it and I'm waiting for it to come back.
      What modules are you loading for the GPS device to work? usbserial?
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      • #4
        I have a Holux-GM210; I got it off E-bay from gps4evyone. I have had it running with GPSDrive on Slackware 10.1. According to dmesg it is a prolific pl2303 usb-to-serial adapter on /dev/ttyUSB01. All I had to do was include the pl2303 driver in the kernel (as a module). I am planning on spending some time this weekend getting it and iGuidance 2.1 running on my laptop (Ubuntu 5.10).
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        • #5
          Originally posted by aultl
          I have a Holux-GM210; I got it off E-bay from gps4evyone. I have had it running with GPSDrive on Slackware 10.1. According to dmesg it is a prolific pl2303 usb-to-serial adapter on /dev/ttyUSB01. All I had to do was include the pl2303 driver in the kernel (as a module). I am planning on spending some time this weekend getting it and iGuidance 2.1 running on my laptop (Ubuntu 5.10).
          Interesting, the same driver is used for the 231. I am getting weird usb errors with mine (error device does not accept ID [number] error: -71). -71 is a protocol error. I haven't spent much time on the GPS unit as I am still trying get the touchscreen working. Let me know how it goes for you, I may pick one of the 210s up if I get tired of fighting with the 231.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by pkg
            I am getting weird usb errors with mine (error device does not accept ID [number] error: -71). -71 is a protocol error.
            Are you using gpsd to communicate with your GPS?
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            • #7
              Yeah I have gpsd installed, but the problem seems to be at a lower level. The GPS isnt getting a usb ID # and is not showing up in the /proc file system. I will get some more info on this.
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              • #8
                Ha! You said unit!

                NavMan, just testing it tho.
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                • #9
                  Im using a cypress based USB > Serial adapter with a Garmin GPS 12.
                  read the Documentation for your kernel in /usr/src/Documentation/usb/usb-serial.txt

                  gpsd, kismet & gpsdrive all work great!
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by pkg
                    What modules are you loading for the GPS device to work? usbserial?
                    Nope, no modules necessary. It spits out RS-232, I plug it straight into one of my car PC's serial ports.
                    System status: in progress

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                    • #11
                      well it looks like I was using the wrong cable the GPS. I have ordered a data cable and it should arrive soon. LOL, I will let you all know if it works with the right cable .
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                      • #12
                        Garmin GPS-18

                        I am using the Garmin GPS-18 serial version. I modified the power adapter to run off the 5v rail of my PC instead of the cigarette lighter adapter. Works great under Linux.

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                        • #13
                          just waiting for that near perfect GPS Linux solution and then it's Linux and no turning back...
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                          • #14
                            Deluo USB device here, using GpsDrive. Works great, plug and play using SuSE 9.3.

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