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Re: GPS problems on bq Aquaris


Hey there,

glad to hear you like the phone. Now for the logs:


would help in tracking down any potential issues. If you are happy to
alter a config file, please edit:


and add the following two lines before the exec line:

  export GLOG_v=100
  export GLOG_logtostderr=1

and reboot the phone. After having tried to acquire a position, the
same log files as mentioned before contain very verbose information
about the GPS operation.

Feel free to also reach out to me on freenode, my nick is tvoss.



On Fri, Apr 3, 2015 at 10:03 AM, Roberto Resoli <roberto@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Il 03/04/2015 09:23, Matthias Apitz ha scritto:
>> El día Friday, April 03, 2015 a las 08:45:06AM +0200, Roberto Resoli escribió:
>>> My only big issue is with the GPS; I'm never been able to aquire a
>>> stable fix, even leaving the phone outside for several hours. Location
>>> service seems only to use network based methods.
>>> Is there a way to track the problem, monitoring the status of GPS fix
>>> (number of satellites, etc.)? Even a simple text log would be sufficent.
>> There is an app called SensorsStatus which gives some of the GPS
>> information (not the numbers of sats); at least it would show you if you
>> get a fix;
> Yes, i tried both "Sensors Status" and "Location Test", but they are
> more or less "yes-no" apps, giving little o no information about the
> process of getting a fix.
> Sensors Status gave me a copule of times indication that a fix was
> aquired indeed, but with very bad precision, and with no z axis positioning.
>>in general, the apps I found until now are more for consumer
>> minded people, then for tech folks :-)
> Yes, definitely i don't need a full featured graphical app (wich surely
> will arrive over time), but a text log with selectable verbosity that
> could help to track the fixing process.
>> but we have the terminal app and we have SSH, and sudo...
> yes!
> bye
> rob
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