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From: rutled31
Subject: Re: SOS
Date: Sun, 26 Jan 2020 23:52:34 -0800
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Hi Chris,

When I was testing the gpsd on the pi I also had first tested using the daemon in Ubuntu(linux) using the same hardware plugged into usb. I could then access it through terminal and other graphical windows . Finally I could access the daemon thru any C++ programs I was writing ( quite a few others use python as well I hear ).  You could use windows7/8/10  to test out using the daemon as well I guess.  Anyhow I did have success using QT as the development environment. Not sure how get the proper libs in order to access  gpsd  in Eclipse or Visual Studio IDEs. 

On 2020-01-26 4:53 a.m., Christopher Story wrote:
I think with the rpi, you need to first insure the gps is actually connected properly.  gpsd wont work if it cant see the GPS.

first insure you have the proper uart pins TX, RX, gnd.

then use something like minicom serial terminal to see if you have data there.. it will probably be garbage to start.

then (this isnt strictly needed for gpsd, but will be beneficial to you), look up the default port settings for your gps (like 4800 baud, No parity, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit or shown as 4800,N,8,1)

set those in minicom and you should see nmea sentences.  like $GPGGA etc.

then get gpsd running, (i suspect though that if you confirm this and gpsd is properly installed, it will be working)

some other advice... **very important**

you must research and learn yourself.  you are not only learning to connect gpsd to an RPI you are teaching yourself how to learn on your own.  i have been using rpi since the pre release days, I learned what I needed myself by google.

if you do not heed such advice, when you really are stuck, people will not help you.  you ***must*** put in the effort yourself.  if you show that you have done your part, people will  be willing to assist.

good luck,


On Sun, Jan 26, 2020, 00:24 Logan Qualls <address@hidden> wrote:

My name is Logan. I am new here— at everything. I have no prior coding experience, I have just recently received my Raspberry Pi 4.

I’m having trouble setting up my Adafruit Ultimate GPS with gpsd. I’ve tried so many things I’ve lost track. I’m unsure of what data to provide or even how to express the situation. Is there anyone who could point me to something/someone that can help me identify where the issue is occurring? I have looked through the troubleshooting page on the gpsd website, but I haven’t had much luck.

You are my last hope.

James Rutledge,

Vice President,

Tudor Court Apartments Ltd.

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