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Antikx
post Nov 23 2006, 05:37 AM
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Is anyone using a USB GPS device on their Zaurus? I know the guts of a USB GPS are typically serial but now days they use USB instead of serial for the interface.
If you have been using a USB GPS... I would really like to know the make/model and what your experience was getting it working (preferably under pdaXrom).
I'm gonna ask for one from Santa if can find one that I know will work without too much fandangling.
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ldrolez
post Nov 27 2006, 09:19 AM
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I'm using a cheap USB GPS bought on Ebay. It uses the cp2101 driver which is available on latest 2.6 kernels. It works fine, but on a 2.4 kernel I have to stop GPS apps before unpluging the receiver if I don't want to see an OOPS.
Perfect with a Wifi CF and Kismet for wardriving !
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Antikx
post Nov 27 2006, 02:49 PM
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QUOTE(ldrolez @ Nov 27 2006, 11:19 AM)
I'm using a cheap USB GPS bought on Ebay. It uses the cp2101 driver which is available on latest 2.6 kernels. It works fine, but on a 2.4 kernel I have to stop GPS apps before unpluging the receiver if I don't want to see an OOPS.
Perfect with a Wifi CF and Kismet for wardriving !
Cheers,
  Ludo.
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Cool. Thanks. Do you know what the model/make of the device is?
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ldrolez
post Nov 28 2006, 12:07 AM
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This one IIRC:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Evermore-12-Channel-GP...1QQcmdZViewItem
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Antikx
post Nov 28 2006, 10:09 AM
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Thanks.
I found a company in Canada that sells something similar:
http://www.gpspeople.ca/CF-R900.htm
Any idea if it would work?
It says:
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SiRF starIII Chipset 20 Channels all in view tracking

Not sure if that's any help.

They have a bunch more on their home page:
http://www.gpspeople.ca/
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post Nov 28 2006, 03:21 PM
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QUOTE(ldrolez @ Nov 27 2006, 12:19 PM)
I'm using a cheap USB GPS bought on Ebay. It uses the cp2101 driver which is available on latest 2.6 kernels. It works fine, but on a 2.4 kernel I have to stop GPS apps before unpluging the receiver if I don't want to see an OOPS.
Perfect with a Wifi CF and Kismet for wardriving !
Cheers,
  Ludo.
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So it does work with 2.4 kernel, as long as you stop the GPS apps before unplugging? Does this require a powered USB hub, or can this run directly off the Zaurus? The manufacturer's site only states that it is "low power."

Fairly pricey shipping rates to the U.S., probably because the seller appears to be based in Singapore. But if the winning bid is relatively low, I would certainly be interested.

Besides war driving, does the Z support any decent mapping / navigation software? I got the impression that there isn't much available.

Antikx- Are you also planning to use this simply for war driving, or is there some other clever application you have in mind? smile.gif
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Antikx
post Nov 28 2006, 06:49 PM
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QUOTE(Drake01 @ Nov 28 2006, 05:21 PM)
Antikx- Are you also planning to use this simply for war driving, or is there some other clever application you have in mind?  smile.gif
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smile.gif I would like to start playing with some GPS mapping and maybe some geocaching fun.
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ldrolez
post Nov 28 2006, 11:33 PM
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QUOTE(Drake01 @ Nov 29 2006, 01:21 AM)
So it does work with 2.4 kernel, as long as you stop the GPS apps before unplugging?  Does this require a powered USB hub, or can this run directly off the Zaurus?  The manufacturer's site only states that it is "low power."

Yes, with a 2.4 kernel you have this problem with the cp2101 driver. I'm sure that it does not happen with a 2.6 kernel. For power, you can plug it directly on the Z, it uses less than 100mA.
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post Nov 29 2006, 12:43 PM
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I use a Haicom 303 series and it worked fine. I was using qpeGPS on the sharp rom 3.10. Have not tried it in pdaXrom.

Here is a link to a list of units that work with qpeGPS...http://qpegps.sourceforge.net/gps_units.html
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post Nov 29 2006, 04:10 PM
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QUOTE(Antikx @ Nov 28 2006, 06:49 PM)
QUOTE(Drake01 @ Nov 28 2006, 05:21 PM)
Antikx- Are you also planning to use this simply for war driving, or is there some other clever application you have in mind?  smile.gif
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smile.gif I would like to start playing with some GPS mapping and maybe some geocaching fun.
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Other than opentom I haven't seen anything that looks really good. However I don't have a gps card. So my research was minimal.
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post Nov 29 2006, 09:47 PM
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QUOTE(zbeckerd @ Nov 29 2006, 02:43 PM)
I use a Haicom 303 series and it worked fine.  I was using qpeGPS on the sharp rom 3.10.  Have not tried it in pdaXrom.

Here is a link to a list of units that work with qpeGPS...http://qpegps.sourceforge.net/gps_units.html
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So your using a CF card then?
similar to this one?: http://www.gpspeople.ca/hi303lll.htm
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post Nov 30 2006, 03:44 AM
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check my sig. works fine with zroadmap
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Antikx
post Nov 30 2006, 10:23 AM
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Thanks.
It looks like the UG-200 is a bit hard to get ahold of: http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=USB-UG-200&cat=CON
Do you have any idea if the UT-41 would have the same/similar chipset.
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post Dec 1 2006, 09:38 PM
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QUOTE(Antikx @ Nov 30 2006, 01:23 PM)
It looks like the UG-200 is a bit hard to get ahold of: http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=USB-UG-200&cat=CON
Do  you have any idea if the UT-41 would have the same/similar chipset.
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I'm able to found this review. So i guess the chipset is not that different.
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post Jan 16 2007, 07:17 AM
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OK, my present arrived. smile.gif
I got it working under Mac OSX, WinXP and then tried the Zaurus.
Here's some info:
-When I plug it in it seems to detect it ok and assign a driver (pl2303.c)
-I dloaded gtkroadmap from here: http://www.oesf.org/forums/index.php?showt...indpost&p=55912
-I copied the application files into the /usr/local/bin/roadmap
-I copied gpsd into /sbin
-I run gpsd by just typing gpsd from the terminal
-I downloaded the North American map and map directory and ut them in one of the paths where gtkroadmap can see them
-insert the gps device
-I run gtkroadmap and change the following prefs:
-changed res to zaurus screen size
-changed the device to /dev/ttyUSB0 like it says in dmesg.
-increased the timeout
-after restarting gtkroadmap I don't really see anything happening. *shrug*
-I close gtkroadmap and run gtkroadgps
-it doesn't complain or do anything about anything but just sits there saying "Initializing..." at the bottom of the window.


Any tips for me, please?

EDIT:
I should add that when I start gtkroadmap I get the following errors:
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s** roadmap_locator.c, line76: cannot open map database usc26073
and also for usc26111
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