2008.9 GPS

Sarton O'Brien roguemoko at roguewrt.org
Tue Sep 23 02:21:05 CEST 2008

On Tuesday 23 September 2008 03:33:59 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?

Running om2008-testing booting from single partion uSD (kernel on same 
partition, loading from /boot/uImage.bin symlink), I have no direct problems. 
Performance is a bit meh and it's glitchy.

For locations to work I need to have turned on GPS and let it sit. This can 
take a while. If I use tangogps it picks up quicker and then switching to 
locations it identifies my position. Tangogps seems to require a bit of task 
switching to update the screen, you'll notice this when the map moves but none 
of the buttons function. This seems to be a graphical problem.

The accuracy of the GPS seems to be ok. Tangogps reports the speed of my car 
almost to the kilometer :) ... which I didn't expect.

Good luck!


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