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jansenq

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« Reply #15 on: October 25, 2004, 07:15:26 pm »
hmm  been there, done that.

the gps is on and functional.  it has a gps lock and everything.  just need to get the silly serial port up.
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« Reply #16 on: October 27, 2004, 04:26:25 am »
I second the objection about bluetooth. I love being able to access the internet using my cell phone without cables. I haven't set it up yet on my 6k since it doesn't have internal bluetooth and I haven't gotten my Belkin CF card working yet (see other thread).

As for GPS, I happen to have the Pharos iGPS-CF. It worked great with my iPAQ, but I'm getting a bit worried as I look for software for the 6k. I was using Mapopolis which meant I could download maps (no scanning in images), look up points of interest or addresses, generate a route from my present location to the POI/address, see directions to my route in both text and drawn on the map, and hear audio prompts as I drove. So far the GPS software options for the 6k are looking pretty shoddy...but I'd love to be proven wrong. Anyone?

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« Reply #17 on: October 27, 2004, 04:54:03 am »
As I mentioned here, I have the Pharos iGPS-CF which worked fine on my iPAQ, but I haven't been able to get it working wiht my 6k. Any tips?

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« Reply #18 on: October 27, 2004, 09:33:33 am »
Look here, http://seclists.org/lists/fulldisclosure/2004/Oct/0310.html  They modified the product id in the hardware with the serial to usb cable.  They may have done the same with the cf card.  So the gps will power up and everything but the Z doesn't know what drivers to use.  I'm currently doing a kernel recompile to fix mine on my laptop.
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« Reply #19 on: October 27, 2004, 10:09:18 am »
I got the Haicom MMF GPS and it's working fine. I am using zGPS, but as Gaines said, not really impressive. My problem is I didn't find good maps. Since I am not in the USA, I cannot use the maps pointed to by zRoadmap and others.

I found very good maps, but unusable since encrypted and used to be used in conjunction with the editor's software running only on Windows or Windows CE.

Is there any resources on the web to learn maps formats and howto produce them?
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« Reply #20 on: October 27, 2004, 10:44:56 am »
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Seems to me there is two options to consider:

- CompactFlash GPS Card
- Bluetooth enabled GPS with a CF Bluetooth card

What about a plain serial link?

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« Reply #21 on: October 29, 2004, 08:39:50 am »
I was just wondering if anyone has tried hooking up a USB GPS reciever to their Z, or if an adaptor even exists that would convert a USB cable to the size a 6000 could handle.

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« Reply #22 on: November 01, 2004, 11:12:19 pm »
I tried the Delorme USB GPS before but didn;t work. Zaurus think it's a HID device. I later read in some GPS forums that the Delorme somehow "cheated" in their config.

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« Reply #23 on: November 02, 2004, 03:15:34 pm »
I've connected a garmin using the SerialIO RS-232 connector.  

http://www.serialio.com/products/adaptors/ZThinCable.htm

 I was able to read the satelite data with qgps.  I only wish I could get better map software  for Z.  Ideally, I wish I could read the screen bitmap from the Garmin and just duplicate it on the Z.  Some time back I thought I saw a Mac or PC gps program that had decyphered enough of the Gramin protocol and knew the secret codes to request a bitmat dump from the garmin.  I can't find it anymore though.

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« Reply #24 on: November 06, 2004, 02:01:30 am »
Hi Guys and Gals...

Just got the ambicom cf-gps.

Plug it in, see the serial port in dmesg

start gpsd -p /dev/ttyS3 -s 4800
telnet localhost 2947
hit r

get a whole bunch of giberish.  can't make anything out.

tried zgps, both nmea and sirf mode...  nothing.

I did plug the unit into a windows laptop, ran the diag util and saw a bunch of  nmea sentences flowing.

Any hints/suggestions?

Thanks,

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« Reply #25 on: November 06, 2004, 09:27:45 am »
I am using an ambicom cf-gps with qpegps on my sl6000 and it works great.  Haven't tried zgps.

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Plug it in, see the serial port in dmesg

start gpsd -p /dev/ttyS3 -s 4800
telnet localhost 2947
hit r

Not sure if it is required in your case, but when I start gpsd from the command line I first have to issue a 'cardctl resume' to get the gps to power on and see the blue status light.  But if you are seeing lots of messages when you telnet in then you probably are catching that step somewhere.

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« Reply #26 on: November 06, 2004, 12:22:02 pm »
Hmmm...

Maybe I've messed something up then.

Any chance someone can tar up their /etc/pcmcia for me?

(That would be a stock 6000L, with sharp rom.)
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« Reply #27 on: November 28, 2004, 11:11:06 am »
Hi Bamzi

What maps software you use with your Ambicom CF GPS card?

thx

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« Reply #28 on: November 28, 2004, 04:04:53 pm »
Anyone try this software called GPSDrive on their Zaurus ?

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« Reply #29 on: November 28, 2004, 10:03:10 pm »
I would be very interested in hearing about any success with GPSDrive. I use it frequently with my laptop and really hope to get it running with the Z soon. Haven't seen any iplks though, so  off to figure out xqt/deb...
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