I have a U-blox7 USB GPS. I have successfully used it on StellarMate on an Rpi3 using GPSD. It just worked out of the box. Now I am trying to use it on Astroberry Server 2.0 on a Pi4. Ekos says the device is connected, but NO FIX. The light on the dongle is blinking green, indicating that is has determined its position.
I tried playing with the GPSD configuration file in /etc/default/ to change the DEVICE = to “/dev/ttyUSB0” as suggested in another thread, but I get a permissions error when trying to save the changes to the file.
So I am stuck.
Hope someone here has had success they can pass along. Thanks.
That's right. GPSD autodetects USB connected GPS automatically and adjusts to its parameters, without any configuration. However, I had a problem with a Prolific PL2303 USB-to -serial adapter - it always stopped working with GPSB after some 8-15 seconds of successful communication. Still don't know if it is a specific problem of the combination of GPSd and PL drivers or whether my PL adapter is just defect, but it seems to work well under other circumstances, e.g. when just dumping the serial messages to the console.