No gps connection in navit with SHR-unstable

D. Gassen dirk.gassen at
Wed Nov 25 23:21:59 CET 2009

Am Nov 25, 2009 um 17:07  schrieb Fox Mulder:

> Carsten Gerlach wrote:
>> Hello at all,
>> sorry for this crosspost, but I think this topic is for both list interesting.
>> Today I flashed the new SHR-Image (lite) from 24. nov. 2009 on my freerunner, 
>> and installed the latest svn version from navit, 2797.
>> At the start of navit I get this error message:
>> ===============================================
>> vehicle_gpsd:vehicle_gpsd_try_open:Trying to connect to localhost:default
>> vehicle_gpsd:vehicle_gpsd_try_open:Warning: gps_fd is 0, most likely you have 
>> used a gps.h incompatible to 
>> libgpsvehicle_gpsd:vehicle_gpsd_try_open:Connected to gpsd fd=0 
>> evwatch=0xaa3e0
>> navit:main_real:Using '/home/root/.navit/navit.xml'
>> ===============================================
>> In general the gps is working, tested with tangogps. Only navit doesn't see 
>> the gps.
>> What can I do to solve this problem? If any further information is needed, 
>> I'll try to give my best. :-)
> I'm at the same error right now. I tried different settings but nothing
> helped. Now i wanted to compile navit on the freerunner myself but
> within the shr feeds are not all required packages to do so. And i don't
> know how to cross-compile it on my pc. :/
> Gps works right with tangogps, omgps and advanced-geocaching-tool so it
> have to be something with navit. I have the latest 2797 version from [1]
> installed and not the one in the shr feeds. I also linked
> to When i look in my current position navit shows
> something with 832° in front which is a bit off my current position. ;)

Have you tried (re)starting fso-gpsd?

AFAIK, tangogps, omgps and advanced-geocaching-tool are all using gypsy and navit is still using gpsd (and fso-gpsd is a compatibility daemon).

I sometimes had the same problem and each time fso-gpsd was not running. It should normally be started when the system boots but I found that sometimes it was'nt running when navit tries to use it.


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