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drakecoldwinter
post Aug 17 2006, 11:26 AM
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Is there somewhere a list of compatible CF GPS cards for Zaurus ? I am looking over ebay and sometimes some GPS cards go out for only 30$ but I don't grab them out of fear of not working under Zaurus (I use cacko 1.23 on a 3100) I know that the software support is very weak and poor, but even them I'm interested in the GPS card as I know is only a matter of time before someone adapts Tom Tom Go or something like that.

So my question is, can I grab any GPS CF card and use it or I need to check for special drivers for the zaurus in wich case where can I find a compatible list?

thank to all.
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pelrun
post Feb 10 2008, 08:40 PM
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There aren't any real model variations as far as the Z is concerned; you really only need to choose based on chipset(go MTK or SiRFStarIII) and price. Any USB GPS 'mouse' will present itself as a USB serial device to the kernel*, and will spit out NMEA data when opened. And everything understands NMEA.

Installing gpsd is a good bet; many linux gps utilities use it, although most can be configured to read the GPS serial device directly.

(* there's a chance that the USB serial chipset might be unrecognised by linux, but I think support is getting very good these days...)

The bluetooth GPS units are essentially identical; but use a BT serial link instead of a USB one.
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post Feb 11 2008, 06:41 PM
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QUOTE(pelrun @ Feb 11 2008, 03:40 PM) *
Any USB GPS 'mouse' will present itself as a USB serial device to the kernel*, and will spit out NMEA data when opened.
(* there's a chance that the USB serial chipset might be unrecognised by linux, but I think support is getting very good these days...)


I don't think there's really any standard for serial over usb, so you need a driver for whatever is in your device. For example, to use an itrek-z1 over usb under linux you need the cp2101 driver in the kernel.

QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Aug 9 2007, 01:37 PM) *
What I want is:

-USB (not bluethooth)
-Works well with pdaXrom
-The ability to upload data to Google Earth or a similar app ( not compiled yet is OK)
-Externally powered would be nice, or not too draining on the battery


You should check out the itrek-z1, it outputs NMEA over usb and bluetooth, is self-powered (with solar panel for extra life), can records tracks itself, and there's java software to config the device and download tracks over usb and convert into a kml google earth file.
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post Feb 11 2008, 09:17 PM
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QUOTE(gojira @ Feb 12 2008, 12:41 PM) *
I don't think there's really any standard for serial over usb, so you need a driver for whatever is in your device. For example, to use an itrek-z1 over usb under linux you need the cp2101 driver in the kernel.


I thought that went without saying - but the chances of running into a chipset that linux doesn't support are pretty slim these days (usb-serial.o handles *heaps*), especially in the cheap-usb-gps space. I don't particularly see it as something to worry about. smile.gif

Capn_Fish: you should have no problems with the GR-213. It's got a PL2303 serial chip in it, which is the most common one out there. Linux definitely supports it. biggrin.gif
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post Feb 12 2008, 04:22 AM
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QUOTE(pelrun @ Feb 12 2008, 04:17 PM) *
I thought that went without saying - but the chances of running into a chipset that linux doesn't support are pretty slim these days (usb-serial.o handles *heaps*), especially in the cheap-usb-gps space. I don't particularly see it as something to worry about. smile.gif

Capn_Fish: you should have no problems with the GR-213. It's got a PL2303 serial chip in it, which is the most common one out there. Linux definitely supports it. biggrin.gif


if your only experience with usb is mass storage and ptp, where there is only one standard and drivers are common, then you might think there was a usb serial standard too and that your kernel is going to have support for it. that's not the case, and on the z getting a new kernel module isn't necessarily trivial. the device I mentioned, for example, needs a less common module, and another device mentioned in this thread apparently requires a third party driver, so it's definately something to check if you are going to buy a new device to use with a z

QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Feb 12 2008, 02:37 PM) *
Gojira: Do you have a link to that GPS?


product home: http://www.transystem.com.tw/p-gps-iblue757.htm

review: http://www.gpspassion.com/forumsen/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=81290

java app: http://sourceforge.net/projects/bt747

perl app: http://www.rigacci.org/wiki/doku.php/doc/a...gger_i_blue_747

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drakecoldwinter   Gps For Zaurus   Aug 17 2006, 11:26 AM
Jon_J   Ambicom CF-GPS card works well on my C3100 using C...   Aug 18 2006, 02:13 PM
BarryW   I think the Pharos igps with the cf adapter will w...   Aug 18 2006, 03:15 PM
zeigerpuppy   I am looking for a gps solution that is external t...   Oct 23 2006, 06:31 PM
BarryW   QUOTE(zeigerpuppy @ Oct 23 2006, 05:31 PM)I a...   Oct 23 2006, 07:18 PM
Capn_Fish   Kind of an old thread, but what do people recommen...   Aug 8 2007, 06:37 PM
louigi600   Hum .... those are 2 questions really .... the map...   Aug 9 2007, 12:03 AM
Capn_Fish   I don't need navigation. Sorry, I'm kind o...   Aug 9 2007, 07:06 AM
louigi600   snoop around in the forums ... I've forgotten ...   Aug 10 2007, 01:56 AM
Capn_Fish   Once again looking into GPSs, so, any more suggest...   Feb 10 2008, 07:48 PM
pelrun   There aren't any real model variations as far ...   Feb 10 2008, 08:40 PM
gojira   QUOTE(pelrun @ Feb 11 2008, 03:40 PM) Any...   Feb 11 2008, 06:41 PM
pelrun   QUOTE(gojira @ Feb 12 2008, 12:41 PM) I d...   Feb 11 2008, 09:17 PM
gojira   QUOTE(pelrun @ Feb 12 2008, 04:17 PM) I t...   Feb 12 2008, 04:22 AM
pelrun   QUOTE(gojira @ Feb 12 2008, 10:22 PM) if ...   Feb 12 2008, 02:21 PM
Capn_Fish   So basically if I go and find the cheapest USB GPS...   Feb 11 2008, 04:34 AM
jpmatrix   QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Feb 11 2008, 01:34 PM) ...   Feb 11 2008, 08:31 AM
pelrun   Yup. All the usb gps mice should be quite cheap th...   Feb 11 2008, 07:27 AM
Capn_Fish   Awesome. Thanks!   Feb 11 2008, 09:56 AM
jpmatrix   QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Feb 11 2008, 06:56 PM) ...   Feb 11 2008, 12:17 PM
Capn_Fish   http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E1...   Feb 11 2008, 02:10 PM
Capn_Fish   The latest GPS I'm looking at (cheaper, same c...   Feb 11 2008, 07:37 PM
Capn_Fish   QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Feb 11 2008, 10:37 PM) ...   Feb 19 2008, 02:31 PM
Blake   FWIW I have a Pharos Bluetooth iGPS working with m...   Feb 14 2008, 11:46 PM


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