GPS rework: Please test and report on software fix prior to attempting any hardware fix

Andy Green andy at
Wed Aug 6 09:14:45 CEST 2008

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Somebody in the thread at some point said:

| I started a draft of a wiki page here
| to describe the test and to collect the results. Can you please add the
| line you suggest to the script?

I started editing that page but I don't know what we're trying to do
with asking for mass data collection.  I think it's OK to get a few
results from this script and we get a clear idea, that and Stacy's work
yesterday anyway put a limit on how bad the situation is with SD Card
loaded: it's not that bad.

People don't need to nuke their machine and rootfs two different ways,
all they need is current kernel and they can turn the various changes on
and off with the script.  Plus, it is dangerous to go on just updating
kernel partition by hand, people need to use kernel packages so their
modules get updated too.

The line in the script I mentioned is just something to try to see if
there is a bias against the first test run, it changes an existing line
there which is otherwise OK.  I guess results from this script get
skewed because of this "sticky" behaviour that the GPS chip can
apparently remember things between power cycling.

- -Andy
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