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    Red face Route 66 Mac USB GPS connection

    My MAC iBook runs Route 66 but I cannot initialize the GPS. The receiver is USB and it seems to want com port 1.
    How do I configure?
    Thanks
    Bob

    p.s. this is my first post and hope to learn much.

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    Welcome to the forums, and if you spend a ridiculous amount of hours like i have in the past two months you will learn a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcoe View Post
    My MAC iBook runs Route 66 but I cannot initialize the GPS. The receiver is USB and it seems to want com port 1.
    How do I configure?
    Thanks
    Bob

    p.s. this is my first post and hope to learn much.
    Hi, I think MacCar is the right place for this question.
    Anyway, I can help a little, cause I had the same trouble on my macbook.
    First of all, what GPS receiver do you use? most usb receivers use a USB-to-serial adapter in them, so you need the driver of that adapter.
    My reciever is a BU-303 that requires the PL2303 drivers.
    I had trouble installing the drivers I found on the net firs, then I found the latest version that works well in Mac OS X 10.4.10
    Take a look at system profiler in the USB section to see if your receiver is detected (and write down manufacturer and product id if you don't know the model).
    once you installed the drivers, you should have a new device in /dev/.
    mine is /dev/tty.usbserial, so I have to start gpsdX with that device as parameter.
    I don't know how route66 works, but probably you have to set the device path in the preferences.
    Hope this helps.
    Good luck

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