[QtMoko] GPS navigation apps for QtMoko

Tony McKeehan mckeea at rpi.edu
Thu Dec 17 01:51:26 CET 2009

Yeah, NeronGPS is in the QtMoko feeds and all you need to install it is 
a recent version of QtMoko and an internet connection. It's native to 
the Qt framework that QtMoko uses and doesn't need an X server. It has a 
slightly different interface from Navit and tango, but it's pretty easy 
to get used to.


Brolin Empey wrote:
> Hello list,
> Are there any GPS navigation apps for QtMoko, i.e., any usable without 
> an X server? I cannot use QX because every time I try, I end up having 
> to remove the battery from my FreeRunner because my FreeRunner locks 
> up and is unusable. I wanted to use Navit, but it requires a working X 
> server.
> Alternately, is there any way to get a working (non-QX) X server on 
> QtMoko, or use QtMoko with an X server (maybe on plain Debian)?
> Months ago, I asked for recommendations of MicroSDHC cards to buy to 
> install plain Debian on. I still have not even found a place to buy 
> any of the recommended cards because I have not made doing so a 
> sufficiently high priority for it to ever be done.
> My parents gave me a Garmin nûvi GPS navigator (I do not remember 
> which model, but I can find out if you want) as an early Christmas 
> gift, so I at least have a working GPS navigation solution, but it 
> would be better if I could use my FreeRunner as a GPS navigator. I 
> never use cell phones while driving because doing so is a recipe for 
> disaster for me: I always pull over and stop before using a cell 
> phone. I am mentioning this because I wonder if it simplifies finding 
> a GPS navigation app because I do not use cell phones while driving, 
> so I do not have to answer nor make calls while the GPS navigation app 
> is running. I still need to log missed calls and receive SMS messages, 
> though. I also do not want messages about missed calls or received SMS 
> messages blocking my view of the GPS navigation app on the screen 
> while I am driving because I may not even be able to safely pull over 
> to use my FreeRunner.
> I am using QtMoko v14, but will see if v15 looks like it is worth 
> upgrading to.
> Thanks,
> Brolin
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