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Old 05-05-2005, 04:40 PM   #1
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gpsd on a zaurus 6000L


I have a fortuna U2 gps puck that I am trying to get working with gpsd on a Zaurus 6000L.
I have cross compiled a pl2303 driver so the gps shows up on /dev/ttyUSB0
I can minicom on to /dev/ttyUSB0 and watch the NMEA stream scroll down the screen.

but what ever i do I can't get gpsd to see it.

I ran gpsd -p /dev/ttyUSB0 -s 4800 (the same port and speed I used in minicom)

when I telnet onto 127.0.0.1 2947 I get nothing (except 'GPSD' if I hit return)

Can anyone help?
 
Old 05-05-2005, 05:06 PM   #2
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Would you believe it! I've been playing with this for weeks now (literally) and got absolutely nothing.
Within 20 mins of posting this and after stabbing a few random keys the little bugger starts working.

it seems that hitting 'r' and pressing return magically gets the nmea stream showing through telnet.

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Old 07-06-2005, 12:48 PM   #3
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gpsd on a zaurus 6000L

Hello skunkburner

I have the Zaurus-similar unit 'Archos PMA430' (running on ARM / Linux 2.4.19-rmk7-omap1) and the same 'Fortuna U2 USB GPS' receiver as you. I have downloaded the linux driver (pl2303_v0213) but it's not compiled and have no idea how to. Could you post a copy of your compiled driver or maybe give short instructions on how to compile it? - (I'm using FC3)

I'm using 'qpeGPS 0.9.2.3 pre' on the PMA430 with the following arguments -p /dev/ttyS0 -s 4800 and host as 127.0.0.1:2947
 
Old 07-07-2005, 03:57 AM   #4
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Hi forestmountain

I'm afraid your out of luck for my pre-compiled version. My kernel is 2.4.18-rmk7-pxa-embedix so the kernel module I have compiled won't work with your kernel : (

I think I ended up cross-compiling the driver (tho' I might have compiled the driver on my Zaurus I can't remember - It was a long time ago)!

Either way I needed (apart from gcc) the kernel source for my Zaurus (the pl2303 driver has been included in the Linux kernel for a while).
*Note* I couldn't get the driver from Prolifics site to compile. I had to use the one that came with the kernel.

There are plenty of tutorials on the net about cross compiling (remember google is your friend) so I won't tell you how to do that!

I found this one very helpful - but it is specifically for the Zaurus.

http://linuxdevices.com/articles/AT6830035793.html

If you manage to get gcc for your Archos

From your kernel source find the '/linux/drivers/usb/serial/' dir.
within that will be pl2303.c & pl2303.h

to compile them type (as root) 'gcc pl2303.c'


Hope this helps

Skunkburner
 
Old 07-07-2005, 11:31 AM   #5
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Hi Skunkburner.

Thanks! You have been much helpful.

Archos has just released the SDK for the PMA (including gcc) so I think there's a chance of getting it to work.

Nice link!
 
  


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