GPS device missing in debian

Sascha Wessel wessel at
Thu Sep 4 17:56:56 CEST 2008

>    Regarding the gps device, I noticed that occasionally when I cat 
> /dev/ttySAC1 I get little snippets of text, like "$GPZDA,,,,,00," and 
> ",,,,,,99.99,99.9", although I usually get nothing. I was surprised in 
> 2008.8 when cat /dev/ttySAC1 kept listing output as it was generated - 
> more like tail -f. However, tail -f /dev/ttySAC1 gives no output for 
> debian.

Is frameworkd running? Or is another process reading from ttySAC1?
What does `lsof | grep ttySAC1` say?

>    Is the driver module for the gps compiled into the kernel, or is it 
> supposed to be loaded? My lsmod gives:

No module needed.


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