FSO - GPSD problem

Al Johnson openmoko at mazikeen.demon.co.uk
Sun Aug 31 16:01:58 CEST 2008

On Saturday 30 August 2008, rhn wrote:
> Hi
> I'm using the testing branch of FSO and was unable to get GPS working right
> yet. The version is 2.34-r9, so I think it's somewhat current.
> The first problem was the antenna not seated well (resolved, obviously).
> The other problem is that the gpsd itself (?) is behaving odd.
> I was trying to troubleshoot using the GPSD FAQ. I found out that
> gpsd -D 4 -N /dev/ttySAC1
> provides some useful output and I can try to connect to the gpsd via
> telnet. Trying that, I noticed that most of the time the connection is
> accepted but stalled... sometimes I get to the GPSD "console" and the
> daemon prints:
> gpsd: client connect on 6
> but usually telnet just prints nothing.
> This occurs regardless of the IP I'm using (loopback or ethernet), and port
> (tried 998), dropbear's ssh also can listen properly.
> Is there anything I can do to make sure it's not my fault before filing a
> bug report?

IIRC FSO uses a different gps daemon (ogpsd?) that makes GPS data available 
over dbus using the gypsy protocol, plus extensions to support control of the 
hardware. If you don't kill this before starting gpsd they will fight over 
the serial port and one, other or both will not work. 

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