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Old 1st December 2008, 12:30   #1
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Default How To Use A Qstarz BT-Q1000P GPS Receiver with Ubuntu?

I have got a Qstarz BTQ1000p GPS receiver with me, manufacturer doesn't provide any Linux support for this device. I have to make this device work with Ubuntu 8.04. Any ideas on how to make this work? A webiste ( Qstarz BT-Q1300 on Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) | GPS Data Logger Software - BT747 ) suggested kernel recompilation but that is out of my league.

Here's the dmesg output when i connect the device via USB:

[ 6490.648143] usb 1-1: reset full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 4
[ 6490.802265] usb 1-1: cp2101 converter now attached to ttyUSB0
[ 6685.712010] usb 1-1: USB disconnect, address 4
[ 6685.712398] cp2101 ttyUSB0: cp2101 converter now disconnected from ttyUSB0
[ 6685.712420] cp2101 1-1:1.0: device disconnected
[ 6910.359888] usb 1-1: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 5
[ 6910.587844] usb 1-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[ 6910.593625] cp2101 1-1:1.0: cp2101 converter detected
[ 6910.707560] usb 1-1: reset full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 5
[ 6910.853698] usb 1-1: cp2101 converter now attached to ttyUSB0

When i connect the device to Ubuntu via Bluetooth dongle it says, Connected to iBT-GPS, but nothing happens after that. I tried GPSDrive but the application says No GPS.

How can i make this work; any hints, suggestions, ideas?
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Ok i got it working, i can now access the GPS device using gpsd and view the data using xgps. Now i have to figure out how i can access and use the Logging functionof the GPS device.
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I think you can let the software handle the logging. For example gosmore or something will log stuff as long as GPS is connected and machine is on.
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I don't tknow which software to use for logging the data. I tried GPSDrive and it isn't detecting the GPS receiver eventhough it's connected to the computer. I can access the GPS receiver through gpsd and invoking xgps. But xgps doesn't do logging it is a basic graphical front end for the receiver. Os is ubuntu.
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