I am using Ubuntu 12.04 beta
Qgis 1.9.90 alpha
usb Garmin etrex legend Hcx
I can get data from xgps via GPSD
if i disable sudo modprobe -r garmin_gps
I can get data from gpsbabble as root and garmin_gps
david@solaris:~/Desktop$ sudo gpsbabel -T -i garmin -f usb: -o nmea -F -
But i am unable to get real time tracking to work even if i star qgis as root
or use gpsbabbel to work or the gpsbabbel plugin to work.
I have added a garmin rule to /etc/udev/rules.d the system can see the gps
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 064e:d20c Suyin Corp.
Bus 002 Device 005: ID 091e:0003 Garmin International GPS (various models)
I love qgis / grass and have migrated to a pure Linux system although i can use mapinfo in wine but it really does not add anything useful to the equation.
any help would be appreciated i have this issues with previous versions of qgis and Ubuntu not the root issue.