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

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Sun Apr 7 00:31:20 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  

Comment(by micha):

 Replying to [comment:1 hamish]:
 > 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?

 user at IAEA-Tutorial:~$ lsusb
 Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
 Bus 001 Device 002: ID 80ee:0021 VirtualBox USB Tablet
 Bus 001 Device 003: ID 091e:0003 Garmin International GPS (various models)
 user at IAEA-Tutorial:~$ ll /dev/bus/usb/001/003
 crw-rw-rw- 1 root plugdev 189, 2 Apr  7 10:25 /dev/bus/usb/001/003

 > Is gpsd also suffering? with 'gpsd' running can you see satellites with
 the 'xgps' program?  (see also the gpsdrive quickstart page)

 I also tried gpsdrive (uses gpsd) and my GPS was not recognized...

 > How about OpenCPN, can you do a direct or gpsd connection & get a
 > Hamish
 > ps- It's not really documented AFAIK, but trac needs commas between
 keywords to parse them properly.
 (Argh, you already mentioned that, but I forgot.)

Ticket URL: <http://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo/ticket/1120#comment:2>
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