View Full Version : [ubuntu] usb gps module - install - how

July 29th, 2009, 02:37 PM
Hey all,

I'm setting up an ubuntu jaunty laptop for a coworker and he has a usb gps module he would like to use.

here is the lsusb output

Bus 003 Device 006: ID 067b:2303 Prolific Technology, Inc. PL2303 Serial Port

I have install gpsdrive which I have had no success with, but I have also installed tangogps which has worked twice but it is hit or miss. Most of the time after reboot or when I plug it in it will not work.

How do I properly install it? how do I properly setup up? How do I * ?


July 29th, 2009, 03:34 PM
i would check on the manufacturers website as some have linux support but tangogps is my fave but will not work on all gps units. failing everything bite the bullet and stick a windows virtual machine on your laptop for this purpose...

August 4th, 2009, 03:48 PM
hmmm we shall see. It is some no name unknown whatever. But I will see what I can do.


March 26th, 2011, 02:32 AM
Anyone have any idea why my BU353 GPS puck works with TangoGPS and not with any other linux based program?

I can't get it to work in OpenCPN, Roadnav, and other linux nav programs.

March 26th, 2011, 11:14 AM
Never mind

Found it.


If gpsd isn't running use $ gpsctl -f -n /dev/ttyUSB0