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Posted by:dragorn
Subject:Kismet-2009-11-R1 on the N900
Date:23:29:33 18/12/2009

I've never seen a N900 in person, let alone had one to play with, so don't have any real suggestions.

If it's anything like the 8xx series, gpsd is already built in, and it probably won't play along with running it independently.

Kismet doesn't bind to the device, so bind problems you have there have to be something to do with the n900 software itself. Maybe dmesg or syslog will tell you more there. Kismet CANNOT establish or shut down the rfcomm connection, so you'll have to look at the system level.


> hi,
> i'm trying to port kismet and gpsd to the n900. both compiled well and are working for their own, but as soon as i start the kismet_server the gpsd device paired to the n900 loses his connection.
> There is a blue light on the gps receiver (a navilink bt-359 -they are sold under a diffent vendor name in the states) that indicates the bluetooth status on the device i.e. slow blinking for no connection and faster blinking for an established one.
> normally, i use a little shellscipt to pair the device and start kismet:
> "rfcomm bind /dev/rfcomm0 00:de:ad:be:ef:00 && sleep 15 & gpsd /dev/rfcomm0 & kismet" (this works for me on the nokia 770)
> when the kismet-server gets started, the blue light flashes for 2-3 seconds (way longer than normal), then stops blinking for 4-5 seconds (also way longer than normal) and then it indicates no connection. if i try to start gpsd with the -b switch for a read only connection, it only stops blinking for 4-5 seconds, but also loses the rfcomm connection. gpsd runs fine but lost the connection to the device-link. i checked this with a telnet connection to the gpsd. I've also tried to fiddle around in the kismet.conf i.e. changing the "gpsmodelock" and "gpsreconnect" values, but nothing solved the problem.
> This is reproducable with different versions of kismet and gpsd:
> kismet-2009-11-r1
> kismet-2009-06-r1
> gpsd-2.90
> gpsd-2.39
> any idea how to fix this?
> greetings from germany
> andrè

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