[Live-demo] [OSGeo] #1120: gpsbabel works only as root

OSGeo trac_osgeo at osgeo.org
Sat Apr 6 23:38:34 PDT 2013

#1120: gpsbabel works only as root
 Reporter:  micha        |       Owner:  live-demo@…              
     Type:  enhancement  |      Status:  new                      
 Priority:  normal       |   Milestone:  OSGeoLive7.0             
Component:  LiveDVD      |    Keywords:  gps, gpsbabel, GPSTools  
Changes (by hamish):

  * keywords:  gps gpsbabel GPSTools => gps, gpsbabel, GPSTools


 I'd prefer a more general permissions fix than just solving it for a
 single USB make:model ID code. What is the 'ls -l' owner,group of the
 device in /dev/ after it is pugged in?

 Is gpsd also suffering? with 'gpsd' running can you see satellites with
 the 'xgps' program?  (see also the gpsdrive quickstart page)
 How about OpenCPN, can you do a direct or gpsd connection & get a


 ps- It's not really documented AFAIK, but trac needs commas between
 keywords to parse them properly.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo/ticket/1120#comment:1>
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