Get GPS working on Ubuntu latest release

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#1

So… I am new to dragonboard 410c, I think the latest release of Debian-based linux has already supported GPS while ubuntu-based has not yet (or maybe it is, too?) supported it. So I am wondering is there anything that I can do to make GPS working on Ubuntu-based linux and get GPS data?


#2

There might be some small userspace tweaks needed to but the most important thing is to make sure the gps_proxy driver is enabled in your kernel:
https://git.linaro.org/landing-teams/working/qualcomm/kernel.git/tree/drivers/soc/qcom/gps_proxy.c?h=debian-qcom-dragonboard410c-17.04

You can tell if the driver is enabled because you’ll be able to see /dev/ttyGPS0 . If its not there you’ll have to dig about in the Ubuntu documentation and rebuild the kernel.