2008.9 GPS

Stephen Pape srpape at gmail.com
Mon Sep 22 23:02:12 CEST 2008

On Mon, Sep 22, 2008 at 3:59 PM, Michael Frandsen
<mf1910 at vip.cybercity.dk>wrote:

>  On Mon, 2008-09-22 at 13:33 -0400, Matthew Lane wrote:
> I can't get my GPS to get a fix, even outside.  I'm using the latest
> 2008.9 distro from the wiki (as of 9/18/08).  My Locations app shows a
> map, attempts to get a fix, and always tells me I can't get a fix in
> sunny weather!
> Is anyone else having this issue, or does anyone know of a solution?
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>  I have some experience with 2008.8/9. Since I upgrades to 2008.9 I had
> more difficulties but since I found out that settings doesnt show current
> status of gps-power example if wake up from standby (its always off no
> matter what shown).
> I get a fix after approx. 2min when enter outside best not to close to
> house wall. I also have external antenna which is more reliable and can see
> and track more sattelites.
> Once I thought that gpsd was not runnning when I had problems but since I
> keep focus on it it always run (I expect the problem was power that was
> off).
> The most frequent problem I have now is that tangogps crash with segment
> fault after run for a while. Didn't have time to investigate that.
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I'm glad it's not just me. I'm beginning to think my phone is defective, I
cannot get a fix. In the agps-ui, I'm not even seeing a signal from any of
the satellites. Running 2008.9 with the latest kernel. I've even tried using
the agps program with assist online. That makes agps-ui show a list of
satellites, and have the current GPS time, but no signal. I was thinking of
trying the antenna repair SOP.

Ironicly, one of the biggest reasons I wanted the Freerunner, besides
openness,  was to create a GRPS/GPS app.
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