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    I've been searching and scouring the forums and Google for help, but to no avail, any help would be greatly appreciated!

    I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed on a Panasonic Toughbook CF-29 with a built-in GPS device. It's dualbooted with WinXP Pro SP3. The GPS device works fine under Windoze, however, I cannot get anything to work with it in Ubuntu, and I'm not sure the system even sees it guessing from some of the error messages I see trying different things.

    Can anyone offer some suggestions? Is there anything I can copy/pasta here to help? Thank you very much in advance!

    EDIT: I've included the output of lshw:

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    toughbook                 
        description: Notebook
        version: 001
        width: 32 bits
        capabilities: smbios-2.3 dmi-2.3
        configuration: boot=normal chassis=notebook uuid=00000000-0000-1000-8000-000B97218B0A
      *-core
           description: Motherboard
           product: CF29-2
           vendor: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co.,Ltd.
           physical id: 0
           version: 001
           serial: None
         *-firmware
              description: BIOS
              vendor: Phoenix Technologies K.K.
              physical id: 0
              version: V2.00L12
              date: 04/16/2004
              size: 124KiB
              capacity: 448KiB
              capabilities: pci pcmcia pnp upgrade shadowing escd cdboot bootselect edd int13floppy720 int5printscreen int9keyboard int14serial int17printer acpi usb biosbootspecification netboot
         *-cpu
              description: CPU
              product: Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1300MHz
              vendor: Intel Corp.
              physical id: 4
              bus info: cpu@0
              version: 6.9.5
              slot: IC1
              size: 600MHz
              capacity: 1300MHz
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 400MHz
              capabilities: fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr mce cx8 mtrr pge mca cmov clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 tm pbe up bts est tm2 cpufreq
            *-cache:0
                 description: L1 cache
                 physical id: 8
                 slot: L1 Cache
                 size: 32KiB
                 capacity: 32KiB
                 capabilities: internal write-back data
            *-cache:1
                 description: L2 cache
                 physical id: 9
                 slot: L2 Cache
                 size: 1MiB
                 capacity: 1MiB
                 capabilities: burst internal write-back
         *-memory:0
              description: System Memory
              physical id: 1e
              slot: System board or motherboard
              capacity: 2GiB
            *-bank:0
                 description: TSOP DDR Synchronous
                 physical id: 0
                 slot: Onboard
                 size: 512MiB
                 width: 64 bits
            *-bank:1
                 description: DIMM DDR Synchronous
                 physical id: 1
                 slot: DIMM
                 size: 1GiB
                 width: 64 bits
         *-memory:1 UNCLAIMED
              description: Flash Memory
              physical id: 1f
              slot: System board or motherboard
              capacity: 512KiB
            *-bank UNCLAIMED
                 description: TSOP FLASH Non-volatile
                 physical id: 0
                 slot: Flash ROM
                 size: 512KiB
                 width: 8 bits
         *-memory:2 UNCLAIMED
              physical id: 1
         *-memory:3 UNCLAIMED
              physical id: 2
         *-pci
              description: Host bridge
              product: 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to I/O Controller
              vendor: Intel Corporation
              physical id: 100
              bus info: pci@0000:00:00.0
              version: 02
              width: 32 bits
              clock: 33MHz
              configuration: driver=agpgart-intel
              resources: irq:0 memory:e4000000-e7ffffff
            *-generic:0 UNCLAIMED
                 description: System peripheral
                 product: 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to I/O Controller
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 0.1
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:00.1
                 version: 02
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: bus_master
                 configuration: latency=0
            *-generic:1 UNCLAIMED
                 description: System peripheral
                 product: 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to I/O Controller
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 0.3
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:00.3
                 version: 02
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: bus_master
                 configuration: latency=0
            *-pci:0
                 description: PCI bridge
                 product: 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to AGP Controller
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:01.0
                 version: 02
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 66MHz
                 capabilities: pci normal_decode bus_master
            *-display:0
                 description: VGA compatible controller
                 product: 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 2
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
                 version: 02
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
                 configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
                 resources: irq:9 memory:e8000000-efffffff memory:e0000000-e007ffff ioport:1800(size=8)
            *-display:1 UNCLAIMED
                 description: Display controller
                 product: 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 2.1
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:02.1
                 version: 02
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pm cap_list
                 configuration: latency=0
                 resources: memory:f0000000-f7ffffff memory:e0080000-e00fffff
            *-usb:0
                 description: USB controller
                 product: 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1d
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.0
                 version: 03
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: uhci bus_master
                 configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0
                 resources: irq:9 ioport:1820(size=32)
            *-usb:1
                 description: USB controller
                 product: 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1d.1
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.1
                 version: 03
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: uhci bus_master
                 configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0
                 resources: irq:9 ioport:1840(size=32)
            *-usb:2
                 description: USB controller
                 product: 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2 EHCI Controller
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1d.7
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.7
                 version: 03
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pm debug ehci bus_master cap_list
                 configuration: driver=ehci_hcd latency=0
                 resources: irq:9 memory:e0100000-e01003ff
            *-pci:1
                 description: PCI bridge
                 product: 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1e
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1e.0
                 version: 83
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pci normal_decode bus_master
                 resources: ioport:3000(size=4096) memory:e0200000-e02fffff memory:64000000-6bffffff
               *-pcmcia:0
                    description: CardBus bridge
                    product: RL5c476 II
                    vendor: Ricoh Co Ltd
                    physical id: 0
                    bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
                    version: 82
                    width: 64 bits
                    clock: 33MHz
                    capabilities: pcmcia bus_master cap_list
                    configuration: driver=yenta_cardbus latency=176 maxlatency=5 mingnt=128
                    resources: iomemory:b00303020-b0030301f irq:9 memory:6c000000-6c000fff ioport:1400(size=256) ioport:3c00(size=256) memory:68000000-6bffffff memory:78000000-7bffffff
               *-pcmcia:1
                    description: CardBus bridge
                    product: RL5c476 II
                    vendor: Ricoh Co Ltd
                    physical id: 0.1
                    bus info: pci@0000:02:00.1
                    version: 82
                    width: 64 bits
                    clock: 33MHz
                    capabilities: pcmcia bus_master cap_list
                    configuration: driver=yenta_cardbus latency=176 maxlatency=5 mingnt=128
                    resources: iomemory:b00704020-b0070401f irq:9 memory:70000000-70000fff ioport:3800(size=256) ioport:3400(size=256) memory:64000000-67ffffff memory:74000000-77ffffff
               *-network:0
                    description: Wireless interface
                    product: PRO/Wireless 2200BG [Calexico2] Network Connection
                    vendor: Intel Corporation
                    physical id: 1
                    bus info: pci@0000:02:01.0
                    logical name: eth1
                    version: 05
                    serial: 00:0e:35:1b:33:0c
                    width: 32 bits
                    clock: 33MHz
                    capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
                    configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ipw2200 driverversion=1.2.2kmprq firmware=ABG:9.0.5.27 (Dec 12 2007) ip=192.168.1.103 latency=32 link=yes maxlatency=24 mingnt=3 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bg
                    resources: irq:9 memory:e0200000-e0200fff
               *-network:1
                    description: Ethernet interface
                    product: RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+
                    vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
                    physical id: 2
                    bus info: pci@0000:02:02.0
                    logical name: eth0
                    version: 10
                    serial: 00:0b:97:21:8b:0a
                    size: 100Mbit/s
                    capacity: 100Mbit/s
                    width: 32 bits
                    clock: 33MHz
                    capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
                    configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=8139too driverversion=0.9.28 duplex=full ip=192.168.1.142 latency=32 link=yes maxlatency=64 mingnt=32 multicast=yes port=MII speed=100Mbit/s
                    resources: irq:9 ioport:3000(size=256) memory:e0201000-e02010ff
            *-isa
                 description: ISA bridge
                 product: 82801DBM (ICH4-M) LPC Interface Bridge
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1f
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.0
                 version: 03
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: isa bus_master
                 configuration: latency=0
            *-ide
                 description: IDE interface
                 product: 82801DBM (ICH4-M) IDE Controller
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1f.1
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.1
                 logical name: scsi0
                 logical name: scsi1
                 version: 03
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: ide bus_master emulated
                 configuration: driver=ata_piix latency=0
                 resources: irq:9 ioport:1f0(size=8) ioport:3f6 ioport:170(size=8) ioport:376 ioport:1810(size=16) memory:60000000-600003ff
               *-disk
                    description: ATA Disk
                    product: WDC WD2500BEVE-0
                    vendor: Western Digital
                    physical id: 0
                    bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0
                    logical name: /dev/sda
                    version: 01.0
                    serial: WD-WXCY08K04263
                    size: 232GiB (250GB)
                    capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
                    configuration: ansiversion=5 signature=13071306
                  *-volume:0
                       description: Windows NTFS volume
                       physical id: 1
                       bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,1
                       logical name: /dev/sda1
                       logical name: /media/0C3432B134329E20
                       version: 3.1
                       serial: 60b5d7d3-5ea9-0840-9e29-9df463da7894
                       size: 157GiB
                       capacity: 157GiB
                       capabilities: primary bootable ntfs initialized
                       configuration: clustersize=4096 created=2012-03-23 09:22:50 filesystem=ntfs mount.fstype=fuseblk mount.options=rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,user_id=0,group_id=0,default_permissions,allow_other,blksize=4096 state=mounted
                  *-volume:1
                       description: Extended partition
                       physical id: 2
                       bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,2
                       logical name: /dev/sda2
                       size: 74GiB
                       capacity: 74GiB
                       capabilities: primary extended partitioned partitioned:extended
                     *-logicalvolume:0
                          description: Linux filesystem partition
                          physical id: 5
                          logical name: /dev/sda5
                          logical name: /
                          capacity: 73GiB
                          configuration: mount.fstype=ext4 mount.options=rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro,user_xattr,barrier=1,data=ordered state=mounted
                     *-logicalvolume:1
                          description: Linux swap / Solaris partition
                          physical id: 6
                          logical name: /dev/sda6
                          capacity: 1525MiB
                          capabilities: nofs
               *-cdrom
                    description: DVD reader
                    product: UJDA750 DVD/CDRW
                    vendor: MATSHITA
                    physical id: 1
                    bus info: scsi@1:0.0.0
                    logical name: /dev/cdrom
                    logical name: /dev/cdrw
                    logical name: /dev/dvd
                    logical name: /dev/sr0
                    version: 1.50
                    capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw dvd
                    configuration: ansiversion=5 status=nodisc
            *-serial UNCLAIMED
                 description: SMBus
                 product: 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) SMBus Controller
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1f.3
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.3
                 version: 03
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 configuration: latency=0
                 resources: ioport:1880(size=32)
            *-multimedia
                 description: Multimedia audio controller
                 product: 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1f.5
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.5
                 version: 03
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
                 configuration: driver=snd_intel8x0 latency=0
                 resources: irq:9 ioport:1c00(size=256) ioport:18c0(size=64) memory:e0100c00-e0100dff memory:e0100800-e01008ff
            *-communication UNCLAIMED
                 description: Modem
                 product: 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Modem Controller
                 vendor: Intel Corporation
                 physical id: 1f.6
                 bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.6
                 version: 03
                 width: 32 bits
                 clock: 33MHz
                 capabilities: pm generic cap_list
                 configuration: latency=0
                 resources: ioport:2400(size=256) ioport:2000(size=128)
      *-battery:0
           description: Lithium Ion Battery
           product: CF-VZSU29
           vendor: Panasonic
           physical id: 1
           slot: in the front,left-hand side
           capacity: 58600mWh
           configuration: voltage=11.1V
      *-battery:1
           description: Lithium Ion Battery
           vendor: Panasonic
           physical id: 2
           slot: left-hand side
    Last edited by xraynetcontrol; March 24th, 2013 at 12:32 AM. Reason: I solved the issue

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    Re: Built-In GPS Panasonic Toughbook CF-29

    I would start with

    Code:
    lspci
    lsusb
    dmesg | grep -i gps
    and post the output here. Then google the lines that you think contain the info on your GPS device

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    Re: Built-In GPS Panasonic Toughbook CF-29

    Thanks for the reply, here is the output:

    lspci
    Code:
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to I/O Controller (rev 02)
    00:00.1 System peripheral: Intel Corporation 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to I/O Controller (rev 02)
    00:00.3 System peripheral: Intel Corporation 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to I/O Controller (rev 02)
    00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to AGP Controller (rev 02)
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device (rev 02)
    00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device (rev 02)
    00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
    00:1d.1 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
    00:1d.7 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 03)
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 83)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 03)
    00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) IDE Controller (rev 03)
    00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
    00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 03)
    00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 03)
    02:00.0 CardBus bridge: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c476 II (rev 82)
    02:00.1 CardBus bridge: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c476 II (rev 82)
    02:01.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2200BG [Calexico2] Network Connection (rev 05)
    02:02.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
    spartan@TOUGHBOOK:~$ lsusb
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 154b:6545 PNY FD Device
    lsusb
    Code:
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 154b:6545 PNY FD Device
    While this is now posted, Ill be using Google.

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    Re: Built-In GPS Panasonic Toughbook CF-29

    I don't see anything that looks like a GPS or serial device.

    Checking: "154b:6545 PNY FD Device" ... do you have a flash storage device plugged-in?

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    Re: Built-In GPS Panasonic Toughbook CF-29

    Yes, the PNY FD Device is a flash storage device. After using Google on all the stuff listed there, I don't see anything that resembles a GPS receiver either. I know it's there as I use it quite often on the Windoze side of the drive, typically on port 3.

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    Re: Built-In GPS Panasonic Toughbook CF-29

    Quote Originally Posted by xraynetcontrol View Post
    Yes, the PNY FD Device is a flash storage device. After using Google on all the stuff listed there, I don't see anything that resembles a GPS receiver either. I know it's there as I use it quite often on the Windoze side of the drive, typically on port 3.
    "port 3"? What kind of port?

    As it works in Windows, you might find the technical details / drivers / etc in Windows.

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    Re: Built-In GPS Panasonic Toughbook CF-29

    In typical Windows fashion, the port number has changed (which it does sometimes). Here is all the information I got from WinXP side:

    ComPort:11
    HardwareID: ACPI\PNP0501
    DeviceID: *pnp0501
    Service: Serial
    Driver Provider: Microsoft
    Driver Date: 7/1/2001
    Driver Version: 5.1.2600.0
    Driver Files: (2) serenum.sys & serial.sys

    Im not able to find much in regards to GPS with that information. Google is taking it in circles.

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    Re: Built-In GPS Panasonic Toughbook CF-29

    Wondering: what is the output of:

    ls -al /dev/ttyUSB*

    If it gives output, maybe http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1430516 is helpful

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    Re: Built-In GPS Panasonic Toughbook CF-29

    All I got was "No such file or directory". Also, I have updated the first post to include the output of lshw.

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    Re: Built-In GPS Panasonic Toughbook CF-29

    Just to make it clear: the GPS appears to be a serial device attached to what MS-DOS calls a COM port. Nothing to do with USB. It might be attached to /dev/tty3 or /dev/tty11, but I have never used serial ports in Linux.

    I Googled: serial gps linux
    and got lots of hits. This might be useful:
    http://catb.org/gpsd/troubleshooting.html

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