2008.9 GPS

Stephen Pape srpape at gmail.com
Mon Sep 22 23:21:09 CEST 2008

On Mon, Sep 22, 2008 at 5:02 PM, Stephen Pape <srpape at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.

By the way, every time i try to use agps-ui, after a minute and a half or
so, the phone completely freezes up. Holding the button down doesn't even
turn it off, I have to remove the battery.
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