F8 and a GPS -

Roberto Ragusa mail at robertoragusa.it
Tue Jul 1 10:25:07 UTC 2008

Gene Heskett wrote:
> On Monday 30 June 2008, Roberto Ragusa wrote:

>> I don't know your unit, but my (black box) USB GPS is just a USB-serial
>> converter (prolific 2303) and a serial GPS unit.
> And that pl2303 is an Excedrin(TM) headache, and the only solution I've found is 
> to replace it with an FTDI based unit.  The pl2303's are VERY fond of throwing 
> away the first byte of a packet, particularly when being used with a high 
> traffic device such as a gps.

I didn't have particular problems with the pl2303.
In any case I can't change the serial converter, as it is integrated into
the unit, not an external adapter. Linux detects the whole thing as pl2303
so I assume it is internally an adapter+serialGPS.

Best regards.
    Roberto Ragusa    mail at robertoragusa.it

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