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Old 12-01-2007, 07:34 PM   #1
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ndiswrapper... can I use it for a USB GPS?

hey all. ndiswrapper is used to wireless cards, but it seems logical that it would be able to be used to make a gps card work. I loaded the .inf file for my Haicom 305III gps card but don't really know how to make it load the driver so I can use it under a usb alias so that gpsd can use it to collect information. Anyone have any experience with this, or any theories on the subject? thanks again.
Old 12-01-2007, 07:45 PM   #2
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I have no experience with that make of GPS, but I have recently gotten my Garmin eTrex to work perfectly, though it goes through a serial-USB adapter first. To do this, I plugged it in, and ran
dmesg | tail

This will get any hardware activity that has been happening, and grab the last 10 lines. Looking through this might give you some information to use. If you're using GPSDrive, you might be able to set it up to use that make of GPS, and tell it to point to the correct USB place, as will be stated from dmesg. For mine, it mapped it to /dev/ttyUSB0, so I simply entered that in, and it worked.

Beyond this, I have no idea.
Old 12-01-2007, 07:58 PM   #3
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ahh, I totally forgot about dmesg... that info will help a lot in seeing if ndiswrapper is working through the usb driver. if I get it to work, I'll let you know.
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Ndiswrapper only works with ndis driver interface. If the GPS has a ndis type driver then I would think it would work.



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