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TOPIC: GPS not working consistently

GPS not working consistently 1 week 4 days ago #28291

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It seems to not work when the GPS device already has a fix before Kstars connects. Attached are logs showing that initially it doesn't connect. I disconnect and unplug the GPS them replug and if I connect before the GPS has a fix, then it works.
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GPS not working consistently 1 week 3 days ago #28317

When it already has a GPX fix when you connect, is the time/location properties in GPSD OK (green) or Busy (yellow)?

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GPS not working consistently 1 week 3 days ago #28333

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no, they are yellow. Only "connection" is green (and refresh period). The UTC Time showing appears to come from the local set time on StellarMate. Lat/Lon show 0 and GPS status shows NO FIX. But it definitely has a fix - the fix indicator light shows it has a fix.

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GPS not working consistently 1 week 3 days ago #28338

They need to be OK for KStars to consider them. I will check tonight with my GPS unit. Maybe you need to hit refresh?

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GPS not working consistently 1 week 3 days ago #28341

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knro wrote: They need to be OK for KStars to consider them. I will check tonight with my GPS unit. Maybe you need to hit refresh?


Tried that but doesn’t work

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GPS not working consistently 1 week 2 days ago #28347

You tried seeing results with gpsmon and cgps?

I just tested here... I checked with gpsmon first and saw I had a fix, so I connected, and it turned green in 3 seconds KStars updated fine. Then I kept the indiserver and restarted KStars and connected to the existing INDI server with INDI GPS driver already running and green, and again it changed time/location just fine.

Maybe it's not picking up enough satellites? check cgps/gpsmon first

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GPS not working consistently 1 week 2 days ago #28353

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There's a light that blinks when it has a fix, so I know that works, and in previous use it had no problem getting a fix.

gpsmon and cgps don't report anything. This is frustrating because it worked before and worked sporadically when I tested it at home a couple of days ago.

Unfortunately I can't pursue this as I'm heading to a star party and have to revert to stellarmate OS 1.3, which was mostly working.

Also, the updated version of kstars (2.9.7) seems to have screwed up Pentax operation. I could not get preview to work.

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GPS not working consistently 1 week 2 days ago #28354

Could be a matter of range? My unit would only work if I put it hanging by the window and wouldn't inside. Regarding Pentax, the v2.4 of INDI GPhoto driver should have several fixes for Pentax/Sony users (it's in Nightly PPA). But if you're going to a party, it's better to stick with that works for now.

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