[debian & gps] How to check gps

Sascha Wessel wessel at nefkom.net
Wed Sep 24 02:54:32 CEST 2008

On Tue, Sep 23, 2008 at 05:24:16PM -0700, Dima Kogan wrote:
> To check the raw data coming out of the device, do 
> cat /dev/ttySAC1 | grep GGA
> This should give you a line of data every second or so. Once a fix has
> been established, these lines contain latitude,longitude values in
> plain ASCII. The gpsd daemon (whether true gpsd or fso-gpsd) should
> make this data available on port 2947. Check this with
> nc 2947 | grep GGA
> If the daemon works, you should get the same data here, as above. Good
> luck.

Exactly this is the most common problem. Please...

* do NOT echo 1 > neo1973-pm-gps.0/pwron
* do NOT read from /dev/ttySAC1
* do NOT write to /dev/ttySAC1
* do NOT run the original gpsd

Then it should just work.


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