Freerunner GPS not working
spam at keymeulen.com
Fri Aug 1 12:13:09 CEST 2008
Op Fri 01 August 2008 om 10:54:07 GMT wist Al Johnson te vertellen:
> On Friday 01 August 2008, Jan Keymeulen wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I'm unable to get a GPS fix on my Freerunner, S/N 8A8602882. I'm using
> > a "Linux om-gta02 2.6.24 #1 PREEMPT Wed Jul 30 11:56:48 CEST 2008"
> > kernel with the stock 2007.2 that came with the Freerunner.
> > After trying agpsui as descibed in the wiki for about an hour - without any
> > satellites seen and trying the instructions given in
> > http://lists.openmoko.org/pipermail/support/2008-July/000899.html I still
> > don't get squad. Of course, tangogps and the lot don't work either.
> > For those who understand NMEA, I'm seeing the following sequence in a
> > apparently endless loop:
> > $GPRMC,,V,,,,,,,,,,N*53
> > $GPVTG,,,,,,,,,N*30
> > $GPGGA,,,,,,0,00,99.99,,,,,,*48
> > $GPGSA,A,1,,,,,,,,,,,,,99.99,99.99,99.99*30
> > $GPGSV,1,1,00*79
> > $GPGLL,,,,,,V,N*64
> > $GPZDA,,,,,00,00*48
> > For as far I can see, the internal antenna connector is seated well.
> > Any ideas?
> Is it in a location that's known to have a usable GPS signal? I found that in
> some locations my Garmin sometimes couldn't get a fix either. If you can do
> it side by side testing would be useful.
My ancient Garmin GPS-45 manages to get a fix, so I don't think that's the
> Have you tried without the SD card present? While the kernel you have gives
> reasonable performance with the SD present in my experience, testing without
> SD would help to narrow things down a bit.
Yup, no SD card present.
> Do you have access to an external antenna?
No, unfortunatly not.
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