View Full Version : [ubuntu] GPS - Bluetooth - Ubuntu 10.04LTS - Android -- Is it possible?

March 18th, 2012, 10:13 AM

I have the following specs:

1. Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
2. Samsung Nexus S - Android o/s
3. "GPS drive" installed on 10.04 LTS
4. "GPS 2 BT" widget installed on Nexus S
5. Blueman applet 1.21
6. BlueTerm installed on Nexus S

What I'd: like to do.

I want to be able to tether my laptop with my Nexus S. Then I want to access the GPS on the Nexus S in order to feed GPS data back to my laptop to be used by the program "GPS Drive" or any similar type program others may suggest to use.

I have a bluetooth stick installed in my usb port and it appears to be communicating with my Nexus S when I attempt to pair. However, I only keep getting "paired" but not connected on the smart phone.

I also went to the Blueman website to upgrade to 1.23 but even after repeated reboots I still have version 1.21? Odd!

If anyone is familiar with this specific example of tethering a GPS handset receiver with a laptop via bluetooth, would you mind walking me through the woods. I'd prefer starting from the ground up. In the interim, I will uninstall any GPS programs I have in order to start from a fresh slate.



March 19th, 2012, 01:58 PM
B u m p : : : : : :

March 19th, 2012, 08:58 PM
Why not just give it a try to see if it works.

March 19th, 2012, 09:05 PM
Been there...Done that... Nothing worked. Starting over.

March 23rd, 2012, 12:42 PM