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Say I want gpsd to monitor a bluetooth device, therefore replacing DEVICES line in "/etc/defaults/gpsd" with:


Say I also have the following content in "/etc/bluetooth/rfcomm.conf":

rfcomm0 {
    bind yes;
    device xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx;
    channel 1;
    comment "blah";

I would have expected the bind yes thing to have the connection auto-start on boot-up (source), but it didn't.

Note that this works on Ubuntu 12.04.

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closed as off topic by gertvdijk, con-f-use, Eric Carvalho, Chris Wilson, Eliah Kagan Feb 3 '13 at 5:25

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Do not ask why 10.10. – Tshepang Feb 2 '13 at 11:53
Questions about Ubuntu 10.10 are off-topic, as per the FAQ. "This is not the right place for: Support of versions for Ubuntu releases past End of Life (EOL)" – gertvdijk Feb 2 '13 at 11:55
Your best bet would be to upgrade to a either Ubuntu 12.04 or 12.10… – Chris Wilson Feb 2 '13 at 16:58
@ChrisWilson I wish that was my decision. – Tshepang Feb 2 '13 at 17:51
@Tshepang, Whose decision is it? If you can convince them that you're having problems getting this feature working and that you can't get support for the currently installed version, then maybe they're get you upgraded to 12.04. – Chris Wilson Feb 2 '13 at 21:17
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I added this to "/etc/init.d/gpsd" in the do_start() function:

rfcomm bind rfcomm0

I was happy afterwards.

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