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Posted by:itsnotme
Subject:gpsd weirdness fixed in kismet yet?
Date:02:42:34 09/04/2006

> > I'm going on a pretty long drive soon, I was hoping to use kismet, so I'm wondering how everybody's getting around the gps problem?
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> Depends on the gps you have. Some people have had good luck with the berlios.de gpsd -- for me, it doesn't work with sirf-II at all, it completely screws up the speed and altitude. I've had passable luck with the old gpsdrive-gpsd, but it still randomly crashes, especially when it can't open the device right away (as is the case with bluetooth).
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> -m

Yeah interestingly, I was reading the gpsd mailing list, and it was saying that Kismet was using an old measurement. They said that xgps supposedly used the better measurement so that it was more accurate. Fired that up, and it wouldn't even keep a 3d lock for longer than half a second. It'd switch between having the elevation and no elevation so that was defnitedly telling me that it was gpsd. I'm surprised, quite frankly, that they didn't decide to leave the speed setting in so that way you could override the autobaud problem.


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