Subject: Re: USB GPS on NetBSD
To: David Howland <>
From: Nick Hudson <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 05/02/2007 07:55:06
On Wednesday 02 May 2007 04:55, David Howland wrote:
> 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
> desirable solution.
> I also see the ucycom driver, written by Nick Hudson, that supposedly
> supports the device.

ucycom was written without access to a Delmore Earthmate USB GPS so it's 

> However, I with a GENERIC kernel, I get this output upon plugging it in:

I'll assume i386 which does have ucycom in it.
> 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?

What's the output of usbdevs -v?