Marcus Bauer marcus.bauer at
Mon Jul 7 19:04:50 CEST 2008

On Mon, 2008-07-07 at 18:24 +0200, Mathias Ballner wrote:
> hi all,
> today i tried to get the gps running, but i didn't get a gps fix
> i tested it with tangogps (nice tool!) and openmoko-agpsui
> the only output i got was:

> what do i do wrong?
> mathias

It seems nobody gets a quick fix. Times range from 10 to 60 minutes if
any fix at all. There is a similar thread running on the developer list
but no answers from Openmoko. Normal for a cold start would be 
45secs-2min and with agps ~15secs. This is industry standard and stated
on the specs page of u-blox. The GTA01 (Neo 1973) gets a fix in one
minute after a cold start.

All modern chips (and the u-blox is a modern chip) can get a fix without
downloading the full almanac (which takes 12.5 minutes). The ephemeris
is sufficient and comes in 30secs.

I think this is an important issue and hope that Sean or Wolfgang can
give answers. I CC'd Steve too, because this equally effects the VAR

If they don't answer it is probably the best to send your FR back before
the warrenty expires and buy a new FR once this issue is resolved.


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