[GRASS-user] v.in.gpsbabel, Garmin USB and Macintosh
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Fri Sep 22 11:31:34 EDT 2006
I've tried some gpsbabel stuff on Mac OS X. I have a Magellan MAP
330, it's serial, so I need to run in thru a USB-Serial converter.
So far not much luck with gpsbabel, tho I can get it to work with
other Mac GPS apps. I don't have a USB GPS device to test.
I don't see any *usb* devices, like Paolo mentioned, even cu.usb*. I
guess usb keyboards and mice get their own special naming, and the
usb-serial converter is cu.USA19QW3d1P1.1. You could try ls -l cu.*
instead to see what's there, maybe the Garmin is named without
'usb'. Try it before and after the Garmin is plugged in.
What gpsbabel are you using? The GPSBabel+ you can find for Mac OS
X, or your own build? Which version? PPC or Intel Mac? That
GPSBabel+ is PPC-only, and may have problems running thru Rosetta on
Intel Macs (it shouldn't).
On Sep 22, 2006, at 12:45 AM, Dave Kent wrote:
> Hi all.
> I am trying to download gps data using v.in.gpsbabel. I have a
> Garmin C60 gps and am using Grass 6.3CVS on mac os 10.4. I am
> using the USB connection.
> The gpsbabel application on its own works.
> When I try v.in.gpsbabel I get.
> Downloading Tracks from GPS
> [ERROR] XSERIAL: Cannot open serial port '/dev/cu.usbserial0': ?ÿç
> No such file or directory
> [ERROR] Cannot open serial port '/dev/cu.usbserial0'
> GARMIN:Can't init /dev/cu.usbserial0
> v.in.gpsbabel: Error retrieving data
> I have tried many device names including those in the help pages. /
> dev/cu.usbserial0 in the above example was from http://
> Has anyone had success with this combination? What device name works?
> Thanks for your help.
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