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Posted by:dragorn
Subject:Getting kismet and gpsd to work with a usb GPS
Date:20:53:06 13/02/2006

> We recently purchased a GPS to use with wardriving here, and ended up with a usb one instead of a serial. We use a distro of knoppix with kismet to wardrive, and I cannot for the life of me get the gps daemon to listen in on the usb GPS. The default listen port for kismet is the ttyS0, the serial port, and I cannot figure out what to set it to in order to get it to listen to the USB. Thanks!

Kismet has nothing to do with default listen ports for gps.

You need to start gpsd using a different port. For kismet it's exactly the same.

How you set gpsd depends on the version you're using, look at gpsd --help and see, theres been a few different methods. Some gpsd's don't work well at all, depending on the usb model you have, the newer code adds some good benefits but a lot of weirdness.

-m


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