[Om2008.9] How to use GPS?

Joel Newkirk freerunner at newkirk.us
Tue Oct 28 19:52:46 CET 2008

On Tue, 28 Oct 2008 14:19:04 +0100, Matthias Apitz <guru at unixarea.de>

> I have now installed and configured:
>    # opkg install gpsd
>    # opkg install
> http://www.tangogps.org/downloads/tangogps_0.9.3-r1_armv4t.ipk
>    # vi /etc/default/gpsd
>    GPS_DEV="/dev/ttySAC1"
>    # /etc/init.d/gpsd stop
>    # /etc/init.d/gpsd start
> because 'Locations' always claims that in can't find the Fix for my
> actual location;
> TangoGPS starts fine, connects to the 'gpsd' and downloads the maps
> through the USB interface from Internet; sometimes is just segfaults :-(
> I can't see if TangoGPS knows where I am;
> how can I prove this if GSM is really working?
> 	matthias


Below the map display in TangoGPS is a line of text.  If it starts with 'D'
followed by digits then it has that many map tiles it's queued up to
download.  Following that, or first if it's not downloading, are speed,
heading, etc.  

Or tap over to the 'Trip' tab and check the status there.  'Satellites'
will be X/Y where X is the number it can see and Y (hopefully >4) is how
many it's using.


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