[maemo-users] N810 gps troubles

From: Johan Helsingius julf at julf.com
Date: Mon Mar 31 17:25:10 EEST 2008

> Well, GPS on n810 can be extremely frustrating (I had my shares of
> trouble with it) when you don't know anything about GPS (like most of
> us), because of its low sensitivity.


> I suggest you install maemo-mapper, mostly because it give you a
> better view of what is happening while GPS fix is in progress
> (compared to Maps).

Thanks! That is good advice!

> Moreover, if you never had a fix with your n810, the first fix for
> your geographical position can be extremely long (more than 12 minutes
> since it needs that time to download almanac for your position, this
> data is valid several weeks). And if you are moving or in a bad
> reception location, it can be very very long.

I am aware of that from my other GPS devices, but in this case
I made sure I had a fix here in Amsterdam before I left, and 
Amsterdam and London are not that far from each other as the
crow flies.


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