[Qgis-developer] thanks for the gpsd support!
Jürgen E. Fischer
jef at norbit.de
Thu Oct 7 15:40:05 EDT 2010
On Thu, 07. Oct 2010 at 20:08:52 +0100, Giovanni Manghi wrote:
> it seems that with the garmin_gps kernel module loaded the connection
> via gpsbabel does not work anymore (at least on Ubuntu), but gps tools
> work using /dev/ttyUSB0! this should be documented.
Not really. The gps tools uses gpsbabel. gpsbabel can access the garmin
directly via usb w/o a special kernel driver.
The garmin_gps module provides a /dev/ttyUSBn device for the garmin. At the
same time is blocks direct usb accesses to the GPS. So when the module is
loaded, gpsbabel cannot be used with "-f usb:" anymore.
However gps tools/gpsbabel apparently can use the /dev/ttyUSBn device to access
the gps. I just downloaded waypoints, routes and tracks from my hcx, which
garmin_gps (of kernel 220.127.116.11) was loaded. Although  claims that this is
Still that probably won't work while gpsd is running.
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