GPS stopped working, can't figure it out... what else?

Timo Juhani Lindfors timo.lindfors at
Sat Jul 10 18:59:43 CEST 2010

Joachim Ott <jo.omsl at> writes:
>> The alternative is to keep GPS constanly on but in low power
>> state. This gives you privacy and you don't need internet connectivity
>> either.
> How to I set that low power mode? GPS time is the cheapest clock
> source on the FR.

I personally do

darcs get
cd ubx
./ off
./ off
./ on

to turn the power saving mode on and then use

./ off
./ on
./ on

to return to normal mode. If you want to suspend you also need to say

om gps keep-on-in-suspend 1

to make sure that the GPS stays on during suspend.

NOTE: This works only if you make sure that no other process is using

(om is part of omhacks which you can get from debian or SHR (I think)

Note that I added 2.6.32 support just yesterday to and it hasn't been propagated yet to SHR or


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