QtMoko v26

Alexander Lehner lehner at edv-buero-lehner.de
Thu Sep 16 21:10:39 CEST 2010

On Thu, 16 Sep 2010, Ori Pessach wrote:

> I'd also like to mention that I was able to get GPS fix before with this
> hardware, but that was a while ago.

I don't know if this is available on QtMoko and don't know the package 
managing system - on SHR I did in such cases:

opkg install gps-utils
gpspipe -r localhost

Check if there comes out some NMEA data which looks somehow reasonable 
(changing) or rather static.

opkg install openmoko-agpsui
Run openmoko-agpsui (from the console maybe)

It shows the output of gpspipe in a GUI, and even if you don't have a fix, 
you can see if the GPS chip receives signals from satelites, how many of 
them, the signal strength etc. You also can cold/warm/hot reset the GPS 
chip etc.
Extremely useful tool for such cases.

I had a similair case where first the kernal support for GPS changes/was 
broken, then in the same time I somehow managed to break the _very_ thin 
coax cable to the GPS antenna, and it was very troublesome to track this 


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