GPS Dongle

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kloaper
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GPS Dongle

Post by kloaper » Sat Jun 19, 2004 12:57 pm

Hi there.
is it possible to compile and run gps drive??it's a linux gps positioning system

http://www.gpsdrive.cc

i think it might be possible but am i able to hook up a gps usb receiver ?

any1 got an idea??

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Post by bikr » Tue Jun 22, 2004 2:35 am

simple answer: yes , gentoox has excellent usb support and pretty much all usb devices work natively in linux without the need for a 3rd party drive , gps devices are just dummy serial devices that relay info to whatever process is looking for it at that time so I don't see any problems with it working out of the box...

not simple answer: depends , all companies make their krap different , you never can be 100% sure if something will work untill you plug it in and watch what syslog spits at you..

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Post by kloaper » Wed Jun 23, 2004 12:31 pm

thanx for your answer
afaik is there a standard protocol that is used by every gps dongle, and gps drive supports it.
but i didnt had the chance to test it .i will give it a try

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Post by nobspangle » Wed Jun 23, 2004 12:55 pm

gpsdrive is available in portage so you can install it by doing
emerge gpsdrive
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