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GregerG
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 3:28 pm    Post subject: Console GPS software Reply with quote

Just installed my gps with gpsd and set up my own timeserver,
and it's working great...

However I'm curious as to how many satellites that are locked,
is there any software to diagnose the gps and show this?
(not using X btw)
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

apparently you can get all this info from gpsd:

http://gpsd.berlios.de/gpsd.html
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not gpsd itself, but it works with 'gpsmon' that is a testprogram in the newer gpsd versions,
the gpsd in the emerge build is way old and didn't have this program.
So I just installed the newest version and it works great.
Thanks
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually you can make use of the gpsd itself, by parsing the NMEA protocol and looking for the GGA string:

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$GPGGA,123519,4807.038,N,01131.000,E,1,08,0.9,545.4,M,46.9,M,,*47
08 Number of satellites being tracked

That's what I have done on my netbook a few month ago, as I had to use the NMEA protocol.
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