GPS Receiver GNS 5860 with Linux
  • Hi All,

    does the GNS 5860 GPS receiver sold by mapfactor (chipset Holux M-91) run with Linux?
    Thank you for any hint!

    P.S.:
    Navigator 12 is excellent and runs extremly fast with far less than 200MB RAM with linux!
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  • Hello Rudi,

    the GNS 5860 GPS runs indeed with Linux. Important is not the GPS chipset, but the serial bridge.

    In this case you are looking for this one:

    Silicon Labs CP210x RS232 Serial

    So:

    * Check if your Linux has the usb-driver under

    lib/modules/kernel/driver/usb/serial/cp210x.ko

    * If not get the newest VCP Driver (cp210x sources), kernel development rpm's and compile it it.

    * You should see the new device after plugging it in with lsmod, /sys/bus/usb/devices, /sys/bus/usb/drivers.

    * dmesg should show:

    [13840.820048] usb 5-2: new full speed USB device number 2 using uhci_hcd
    [13840.973999] usb 5-2: New USB device found, idVendor=10c4, idProduct=ea60
    [13840.974030] usb 5-2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
    [13840.974037] usb 5-2: Product: CP2102 USB to UART Bridge Controller
    [13840.974043] usb 5-2: Manufacturer: Silicon Labs
    [13840.974047] usb 5-2: SerialNumber: 0001
    [13841.766608] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbserial
    [13841.766738] USB Serial support registered for generic
    [13841.766831] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbserial_generic
    [13841.766836] usbserial: USB Serial Driver core
    [13841.775599] USB Serial support registered for cp210x
    [13841.775659] cp210x 5-2:1.0: cp210x converter detected
    [13841.877042] usb 5-2: reset full speed USB device number 2 using uhci_hcd
    [13842.012186] usb 5-2: cp210x converter now attached to ttyUSB0
    [13842.012223] usbcore: registered new interface driver cp210x
    [13842.012228] cp210x: v0.09:Silicon Labs CP210x RS232 serial adaptor driver
    [13846.655884] [drm] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: Setting dpms mode 0 on tmds encoder (output 1)






  • You answer your own question: OK, good that you found it and that you help others.
    But you start your reply to yourself by greeting yourself ?
    :P
  • Hvdwolf, I think Rudi rather quoted an e-mail coming from support ;-)
  • That sounds logical.

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