From this source: http://opencpn.org/ocpn/setting_up_gps
""xgps" is client that comes with the gpsd-clients package, and is useful for testing that the gps and gpsd is working properly. If xgps isn't working, it's a gps or gpsd problem, not an OpenCPN problem"
Thanks, I knew all of this. The question is "Is there a "connect" button/switch/setting as I have never seen it work and wanted to know if it worked automatically. I see no place to tell it which serial connection to use.
Regarding Dialout Group:
"To proceed, the "user" you use on your computer must belong to a group that is allowed to open serial connections. This group is normally "dialout" on Debian based Linuxes, including Ubuntu, and "uucp" on Red Hat based distributions. Read more in Data Connections.
Check your status by writing "groups" on a command line. The response will be all groups that the user belongs to. Make sure that "dialout" or "uucp" is included. If not, you have to add your user to this group. There are many ways to do this, one is to issue this command:
"sudo usermod -a -G dialout $USER"
There is no $ in front of the USER NAME.
When using Navigatrix, the dialout group is already added, you do not need to do that. The most you might have to do is point gpsd to Your gps (i.e. S2, or where-ever it is located). You might also have to change bios settings from auto to enable and find which of the four settings possible works for your gps.
Did all that.
Did you ever go into bios and temporarily disable BT, Fingerprint Reader, Parallel Ports?
Bluetooth, but not the other two. I will try it later tonight if it is not to busy on the job!
Did you ever go into bios and change gps from auto to enable, and try the four different settings in manual?
Thanks, but yeah, no joy!
Finishing up the deck and don't have a linux system with me, sorry I can not help out more with troubleshooting this week.
That's OK, I am super busy myself!
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