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

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Sun Apr 7 23:41:33 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 hamish):

 micha wrote:
 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 that before or after the adding the udev rule?

 'plugdev' was not on the list of groups to sign the user up to in
 setdown.sh, I've just added it in r10101.

  sudo adduser user plugdev
 then logging out and back in again, then plugging in the GPS.

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

 you don't mention, so just in case: gpsd must be started manually,
 gpsdrive doesn't launch it for you; see the gpsd man page for details.
 (auto-probing some Bluetooth GPSs can put the device in an unstable state)

 what model garmin is it?
 does 'dmesg | tail' give any other hints?


Ticket URL: <https://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo/ticket/1120#comment:3>
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