On Thu, 4 Sep 2008 20:24:02 +0100 Bruce Cran <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> On Thu, 4 Sep 2008 11:51:33 -0300 > "Joey Mingrone" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > Hi, > > > > Has anyone had any success collecting data from a Garmin Forerunner > > 305? > > > > When I connect the device I see the kernel messages: > > Sep 4 11:39:22 jrm root: Unknown USB device: vendor 0x091e product > > 0x0003 bus uhub1 > > Sep 4 11:39:22 jrm kernel: ugen0: <vendor 0x091e product 0x0003, > > class 255/255, rev 1.10/0.01, addr 2> on uhub1 > > > > The documentation for the port astro/GPSMan seems to indicate it > > supports this model, but I haven't had any luck. > > > > % uname -a > > FreeBSD xxx.xxx 7.0-RELEASE-p1 FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE-p1 #3: Thu Jun 12 > > 18:47:50 ADT 2008 [EMAIL PROTECTED]:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/xxx i386 > > Unfortunately Garmin use their own protocol for communicating between > the GPS and the PC. Under Linux it's supported by the garmin_gps > driver but there's no equivalent for FreeBSD yet. > Sorry, it turns out that's wrong: the gpsbabel developers recommend not using garmin_gps because apparently it often doesn't work. Instead they recommend using gpsbabel's 'garmin' input/output format. It interfaces to the device using libusb - which, fortunately for us runs on FreeBSD! I've just successfully read back GPS data into a GPX file using gpsbabel on FreeBSD 8-CURRENT and the 'usb2' usb stack. I don't know if it'll work with the usb stack that's in shipping version of FreeBSD though, and even with the new stack I had to make a change to libgpsusb.c in gpsbabel to get it working. -- Bruce Cran _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"