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Re: F8 and a GPS -



Bob Goodwin USA wrote:

I have a Magellan 3100 GPS device that came with a USB cable and a collection of Windows software on a CD.

Is there an application for F8 that will permit me to communicate with it. At first I thought I would just plug it in and extract coordinate information for my present position but it's not that easy.

I don't know your unit, but my (black box) USB GPS is just a USB-serial
converter (prolific 2303) and a serial GPS unit.

Linux detects a new serial port and GPS coordinates can be read from that.
Best done by using gpsd.

Try plugging the GPS in and have a look at dmesg and lsusb output.
Or, have a look at the Windows drivers (*.INF). You could probably
discover it's just a simulated serial port.

Best regards.

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   Roberto Ragusa    mail at robertoragusa.it


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