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Screen flicker in Ubuntu 18.04 when gps receiver connected

my X11 display flicker every second when a gps receiver is connected. Looks like the "jumping mouse" problem on windows. How can i fix this?
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Ubuntu Touch: Go get GPS Position

I want to develop a ubuntu touch app that show the currently gps coordinates. What is the best way to get access to the GPS position with go? I could not find any documentation for that. Thank you.
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Glonass BN-808 Glonass BN-808 USB GPS Receiver Receiver in Ubuntu 18.04

I have installed OpenCPN in 18.04 and I bought a Glonass BN-808 USB GPS Receiver. It is apparently UBLOX M8030 although I'm not sure what that actually means, but it is supposed to be supported in ...
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Why do these errors appear while running fake run-fake-gps.sh?

I am working on a dronekit follow_me project. So in one terminal, I am running python follow_me.py and in another terminal running run-fake-gps.sh. Then an error appears as below: Sending fake GPS ...
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mounting gps72h garmin

I cannot see my Garmin 72h on open CPN. I have it connected to an USB port. I run lsblk: NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT mmcblk0rpmb 179:24 0 4M 0 disk ...
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GPSD logs on ubuntu (syslog)

I am debugging gpsd in ubuntu. gpsd uses syslog. However I don't know where the log is getting stored. Any clues please?
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Enabling the GPS-receiver on a Dell Latitude

I recently got a new Dell Latitude with a Wireless Broadband connection. According to the boot options, this might include a GPS-device - however I haven't found a way to activate it yet. What tools ...
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Google Earth Pro on 18.01.1 not opening GPX files

I'm having a problem where Google Earth Pro is unable to open a GPX file, i.e. a file from my GPS unit. It can open KML/KMZ files without issue. I'm running the latest updates on 18.01.1 and the ...
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How to install and use exiftool to get GPS information of a photo [closed]

I want to install exiftool and get a location information of a photo. please help. thank you
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GPSD and Bluetooth Configuration Ubuntu 16.04 Issue

GPSD is not working correctly when a bluetooth GPS is connected. This is what happens, for some reason XGPS does not see data from GPSD, it's random at best when it works, however RFCOMM0 does have ...
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Is a Garmin eTrex GPS compatible?

I would like to plug in an old GPS as an NTP source. The GPSD and OpenStreetMap documentation cover the use but I am stuck at a point where I am not sure the device is compatible (though it should be)....
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Set the system clock to GPS time

My computer running Ubuntu 16.04 has a GPS receiver connected to a USB port. gpsmon shows that the GPS receiver is locked and running. sudo gpsmon /dev/ttyUSB0 works great! BTW, why do I have to ...
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Connecting a BU-353-S4

This is very much like the question at "How to use gps receiver bu-353" except that answer didn't get me all the way there. I am trying to connect a BU-353-S4 by GLOBAL-SAT for use with OpenCPN. I ...
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Compile ntpsec with refclock support

I'm trying to use ntpd for accurate time sync with a ublox gps module using this tutorial on Ubuntu 16.04. However, I'm stuck setting up ntpd to listen to the shm driver. In the /var/log/ntp.log, I ...
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Cannot access gps-tracker (MTK chipset)

I fail to access tracking data collected with Transystem iBlue 747. The device is switched on and is probably recognized (ubuntu 16.04). It is reported that it works well under ubuntu. dmesg returns ...
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How to get Ubuntu system with ntpd receiving data from GPS through USB and set clock accuracy?

I have a hardware which is Ublox EVK-M8T kit, with the GPS antenna. I also install the gpsd and ntp in the Ubuntu system. I check to make sure all are working probably, such as: turn of daemon os: ...
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How to make GPSD work as server?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and trying to make gpsd work as sever. Documentation here. I use service --status-all to see the list: ... [ - ] checkroot-bootclean.sh [ - ] checkroot.sh [ + ] console-...
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My Garmin Zumo 590 does not show up in Ubuntu 16.04

I am really new to Linux and Ubuntu. I have two Garmin GPS - one is a Nuvi 750 and the other is a Zumo 590. The Nuvi 750 shows up in Files when it is plugged into a USB port, but the Zumo 590 does not....
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How to Stop GPSD daemon?

I am trying to use the GPSD as a server, that is: everything must be done by command line, such as: gpsd --help. I read the documentation here, which says that.in order to let gpsd work as server, ...
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Why does “sudo apt-get install gpsd” return with errors?

I am trying to install gpsd on a Unbutu laptop, using sudo apt-get install gpsd. It seemed to be fine when I installed this on 2 other Ubuntu laptops. There it works properly. Here I did the same on ...
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Why does “cgps -s” give me no results?

I have a device U-blox EVK-M8T which can read NMEA messages. I followed the instructions from this page. Everything is fine, but when I typed cgps -s to see what time, PRN, ELev, Azim, etc., I ...
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Why does “sudo cat /dev/ttyACM0” run only one time?

I do not know why sudo cat /dev/ttyACM0 runs only one time. I have the U-blox EVK-M8T which can read the NMEA messages through the Ubuntu terminal window. When I have set up, and type the command ...
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How to read NMEA message using GPSD?

I am trying to read NMEA messages via GPSD (http://www.catb.org/gpsd/), but I do not know how to do that. I have a GPS antenna which connects to the u-blox M8 GNSS Evaluation Kit Timin (https://www.u-...
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Ubuntu Touch - Unav offline tiles - can Foxtrot GPS tiles be used?

At last Unav has been configured to allow map tiles to be stored in the phones memory. Has anyone tried to load tiles from Foxtrot GPS or are the file protocols or file names different? Details of ...
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Use GPS of the Huawei ME906s data card?

I got a Huawei ME906s data card which also has a GPS function. I wonder how to get the GPS working on Ubuntu 16.04.
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systemd/init bind to port

I'm having a problem starting GPSD on a Beaglebone Green. I get a socket bind error: root@BBG1:/etc/init# gpsd -D3 -n -N /dev/ttyUSB0 gpsd:INFO: launching (Version 3.16) gpsd:ERROR: can't bind to ...
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Installing cp210x driver for GPS receiver

I'm trying in vain to mount a Transystem G-Log 760 GPS logger on a system running Xubuntu 16.04. According to the manual of GPSBabel this device should be accessible via something like : gpsbabel -t ...
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gpsd:ERROR: can't bind to local socket

I am trying to get a BU-353 GPS device to work on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS via GPSD. When I ran cgps I was greated with a timeout error. I assumed something was wrong with the GPS because I has not been used ...
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Making a snap to run on Ubuntu Touch

I am looking to investigate the process of creating snap packages as detailed here - but before I do - would it be possible to compile a programme - specifically FoxtrotGPS - to run on Ubuntu touch? I ...
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Correct my GPS Aquaris M10

OK, so here's my problem: My bq Aquaris m10 is convinced that I am somewhere in Kansas, even though I live in the California bay area. This is a difference of a little over 2,000 miles! I've never ...
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Aquaris M10 GPS unavailable to apps

Just to get this out of the way, the problem is not in the system settings; everything is set correctly so that the apps all have access to location data. I installed the Location Test app, and it ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 & Globalsat BT-338 Bluetooth GPS - org.bluez.Error.NotAvailable

I'm trying to get my bluetooth GPS connected to my Asus EEE PC 1201PN. I've used both the internal bluetooth module, as well as a USB bluetooth module with the same results. I also booted off a thumb ...
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Can gpsd change the firmware of a gps receiver?

A while ago, I've tested the Global Sat BU-353-S4 gps receiver on Windows 7 and worked well when tested with software that used it. At the same time, it did not work on Ubuntu, followed many ...
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GPS location on BQ Aquaris E5

I have a new Aquaris E5 HD, but it seems that GPS is not working. As far as I could find out, this issue is known for the E4.5, see GPS unvailable on aquaris E45. I there any progress with that ...
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Show GPX traces in Ubuntu Touch

Do you know if there is a map app that allows to show GPX traces? I have downloaded the GPX file of a hiking route and I would like to follow it on the OSMscout map or something similar.
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How can I prune a (kmz) track from my GPS?

I want to keep a track from a walk the other day. When I stopped walking and got into a taxi, I forgot to turn the GPS off immediately, and now I want to prune away all of the taxi track. I've done ...
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Bluetooth and GPS on Nexus 4

Is there anybody who has no problems using Bluetooth or GPS on Nexus 4 with ubuntu touch? If so, can you please tell me which channel you are using or which settings you are using? I'm asking to ...
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How to use GPS on Nexus 4?

I'm running Ubuntu Touch 15.04 on Nexus 4 and GPS does not work. Of course I enabled 'Location Detection' and 'GPS' in the top menu. Furthermore I have enabled 'Celluar Data' in the Settings menu and ...
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How to choose GPS setup? [closed]

I need some advice on choosing a GPS set-up to map estuarine habitats in the field. Our SA estuaries are often very narrow (1 to 2 km wide) and habitats are small. We distinguish between supra-...
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Enable GPS on BQ Aquaris E4.5 ubuntu edition without accepting the Nokia HERE terms and conditions

I have a BQ Aquaris E4.5 ubuntu edition and want to use GPS location. On first boot I decided not to accept the Nokia HERE terms and conditions, now GPS locations doesn't work. Does anybody know how ...
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Meizu MX4 gps possibly not working

I just received my mx4. I played around with the phone yesterday and tested various stuff including the maps paps. They either told me, that detecting my location was impossible or the accuracy was ...
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Mapping GPS application with off-line maps

I'm looking for any suggestions for a Ubuntu mapping program with gps similar to e.g. Delorme Topo (can be similar to their older versions) that comes with and uses an off-line topographical map ...
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Ubuntu touch: collecting data in the background?

I'm trying to implement a simple application for Ubuntu touch which records GPS track in a specific format. Getting the positioning data is straightforward by using QtPositioning, but according to my ...
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How to get GPS location in Ubuntu Touch installed on Nexus 7

I want to write a python program that reads current location of the device. To make it I'm looking for an API to access current GPS location in Ubuntu Touch on Nexus 7. This seems like a basic ...
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GPS configure for Navit

I need to connect my USB GPS device to Navit that runs on Ubuntu. I have done: gpsd /dev/ttyUSB0 and then run xgps to test GPS device. I see some satellites and data on screen. Now I would like to ...
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How can I batch tag several hundred photos with separately recorded GPS data?

I have a large number of photos I would like to tag using data recorded with my GPS tracker. Ideally I would like to correlate the time-stamps of my photos with the positions reported by my tracker at ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 won't recognize Garmin etrex 30 GPS

I'm traveling Europe by bike with a Garmin Etrex 30 gps. I'd like to use Viking or Foxtrot GPS for mapping purposes. Problem is, my computer, an Asus 1050HA eeepc, won't recognize my GPS device. When ...
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GPS Location on Nexus 5

just installed UTouch 14.10 r243 on my Nexus 5. So far so good, apart from one thing - GPS location seems not to work at all. I have both GPS and Location switched on, but whenever I go into Google ...
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awk command while ((getline < “gpsoutput.tr”) > 0 for constantly updating file contents

I am currently using a G-STAR IV globalsat GPS which gives me the following output (which is coming from the GPS every 1 second) and I save this output by redirecting to a file name "gpsoutput.tr". ...
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GPS nmea output, saving only last record to external file linux

I'm using a globalsat G-STAR IV GPS for my Vehicular Ad Hoc networks project. In this, the nmea output coming from the GPS gets updated every 1 second. I want to know if there is a way to save just ...