Subject: USB GPS on NetBSD
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From: David Howland <email@example.com>
Date: 05/01/2007 23:55:50
Can anyone fill me in to the status of the Delorme Earthmate USB GPS
device on NetBSD? There seems to be a large gap of information.
I have a lot of info from 2005 about accessing the device in userland
with the so-called gpsd-emul library. That seems to be a less than
I also see the ucycom driver, written by Nick Hudson, that supposedly
supports the device.
However, I with a GENERIC kernel, I get this output upon plugging it in:
uhidev1 at uhub0 port 1 configuration 1 interface 0
uhidev1: DeLorme Publishing DeLorme USB Earthmate, rev 1.00/0.01, addr
3, iclass 3/0
uhid1 at uhidev1: input=32, output=32, feature=5
It is being detected as uhid, which by my understanding makes the device
useless. Why does ucycom not detect it?
If anyone knows how these things should be configured/accessed, please,
PLEASE let me know. Once I get this thing working I'd be glad to write
some documentation/help files for it.