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    Problems with gps / gpsd

    Hello !
    I have problems getting gps(d) to work properly.

    I installed Kali on HD. Works fine.
    In the new started session I installed gpsd and gpsd-clients. (apt-get)
    Works fine.
    gps has location (3D) and is visible on /dev/ttyUSB0.
    Cat /dev/ttyUSB0 gives right data, gpsmon /dev/ttyUSB0 does the same.
    cgps and xgps are running well, displaying correct gps-signals.
    Kismet and Airodump are using the gps.

    After Kali reboot some programs cannot access gps(d) anymore.
    cat /dev/ttyUSB0 gives right data.
    gpsmon /dev/ttyUSB0 gives right data.
    cgps is running into timeout
    xgps is running into timeout.

    gpsd -n /dev/ttyUSB0 : no error
    cgps : timeout
    Kismet and Airodump : can't access gpsd
    Kismet says : No GPS data (GPS not connected)
    No Update in 15s, reconnect.
    Kismet.conf with serial gps entry : same, GPS not connected

    Test with another System :
    Linux Mint (Rosa), apt-get install gpsd gpsd-clients : ok
    Works fine.
    cgps and all other programms are working well.
    Install on Memory-Stick : ok
    Reboot and test cgps : all ok, GPS(d) works like expected.

    Hmm, so whats going wrong with Kali ?
    In Backtrack 3, where gpsd was included, all worked well from scratch.

    Its curious, that the port /dev/ttyUSB0 is displaying the correct data but the programms are not recognising it.

    Do you have any idea how to fix it ?
    What can I do to get access to gps(d) all the time ?

    Thank you !

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    I've found a solution.
    Yesterday I bought a new GPS. Its coming tomorrow
    Therefore the old GPS-Dongle decided to work properly

    OK, here is the right solution to get it work.

    is a chapter Troubleshooting.

    It is mentioned there, that you can alter /etc/default/gpsd.
    So I filled in the fields.
    GPSD_OPTIONS="-b -n"

    With that config in /etc/default/gpsd all is ok.
    GPSD and kismet / airodump and other programs like cgps and xgps are working properly.

    Maybe it helps you if you have the same behavier.


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