[Om2008.9] How to use GPS?

Stefan Monnier monnier at iro.umontreal.ca
Tue Oct 28 09:37:24 CET 2008

> The next think I want to try is using GPS on my FR with Om2008.9.
> I've never used GPS before and so I'm a bit lost in how to do with FR
> :-)
> The desktop has an icon 'Locations' and by launching it it asks me if I
> want to switch-o GPS, I press 'yes' and then nothing more happens, there
> is only a map with a red dot in Asia. What to do next?

That's it.  All you need to do next is wait for the GPS to "get a first
fix".  This may take a minute or so if you're in an outside open area
with a nice view of the sky, and it may take forever (literally) if
you're in a building, or if the GPS antenna (which is located at the
top of your FR) is buried in your coat pocket or facing towards
the earth.

You only need to be that careful in order to get the first fix.
Afterwards, you can go about your business, put the FR in a pocket,
etc and the GPS will keep track of your movements.


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