[maemo-users] N810 GPS and bluetooth

From: Jesper Cheetah mail at jespercheetah.dk
Date: Tue Jul 15 21:20:15 EEST 2008
On Sat, Jul 12, 2008 at 01:06:36PM +0200, Christoph Eckert wrote:
> > Related but different question: Can the N810 internal GPS be used by
> > other devices as a bluetooth GPS?
> at least it should be possible to connect to its gpsd via IP.

My solution a while back was to configure /etc/bluetooth/rfcomm.conf so
that my bluetooth GPS receiver was accessible as /dev/rfcomm0. I then
created my own init script to start gpsd to, let it read from
/dev/rfcomm0. Gpsd would only start reading from the device when there
were clients requesting data; no problem in letting it run even when
un-needed.. Maemo mapper, kismet, etc could then share the gps by
reading from gpsd.

I can't seem to get rfcomm to install from the apt-get or application
manager. But I found it here and installed it with dpkg:

Jesper Cheetah

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