SHR Unstable

Helge Hafting helge.hafting at
Tue Jan 27 12:29:48 CET 2009

Joel Newkirk wrote:
> On Mon, 26 Jan 2009 09:36:56 -0800 (PST), Chris Syntichakis
> <chris at> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> How can I activate the GPS with the SHR?
>> I open the tangoGPS but I got no info if the gps is on or getting data..
>> Chris
> The line of text across below the map view (above the Map|Trip|Track etc
> tabs) shows GPS info as does the Trip display.  Of particular interest on
> the map view is the last group of characters - 0/0/0.0 when first started. 
> On mine (SHR-unstable+updates) it changes to "12/0/0.0" after about 10-15
> seconds.  The "12" is referring to 12 satellites for which it thinks it has
> positions.  The second number is the number of those satellites it is
> actually tracking.  For me that stays at zero (no fix until 3-4 sats
> tracked) for anywhere from 45 secs to 5 mins depending on sky visibility,
> at which point I almost always pick up 3-5 sats at once and have first fix.
when debugging, try the "trip" page of tangogps.
It will show "gps time" long before it gets a fix - I guess this is 
because it tracks 1 satellite. Not enough for a position, but enough to 
get displayable time.

Helge Hafting

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