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Posted by:Dutch
Subject:gpsd fix issues
Date:01:27:15 23/04/2007

> I realize this isn't a problem with Kismet, but I'm hoping to get some advice. I'm using ubuntu feisty, and fetched gpsd via apt, and it installed 2.33, which looks fairly new, but it looks like the problems people were having with kismet showing fix: none 10x more often than it shows fix: 2d or 3d is still there.
>
> If I telnet to gpsd directly at port 2947, and type M a few times, you can see that the problem is gpsd itself.
>
> m
> GPSD,M=0
> m
> GPSD,M=0
> m
> GPSD,M=0
> m
> GPSD,M=0
> m
> GPSD,M=0
> m
> GPSD,M=0
> m
> GPSD,M=0
> m
> GPSD,M=2
> m
> GPSD,M=0
> m
> GPSD,M=0
> m
> GPSD,M=0
>
> Another weird thing is that PAVM reports a location even when M=0:
> PAVM
> GPSD,P=37.757737 -122.255538,A=?,V=0.000,M=0
>
> I've tried running gpsd with -n, but that doesn't help either.
>
> I'm using a Kensington USB bluetooth adapter, and an i.Trek M1 bluetooth GPS.

Ask your distro's maintainer for gpsd to update the package, or download the current versions source from the gpsd site, and compile it yourself.

gpsd is currently at version 2.36 which should have fixed those issues.
Otherwise you can use the old forked gpsd from the gpsdrive versions less than 2.09, which was based on version gpsd 1.06. Most people has far better luck with that version, than any of the gpsd 2.xx series.
I've posted a version that should work on all kernels and distros for the x86 platform on the NS forums Wigle Stats thread. Link to the post is : http://www.netstumbler.org/showpost.php?p=158973&postcount=1600

Dutch


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