Eee PC 901 Owners I need your help:

Submitted: Sunday, Jan 25, 2009 at 17:49
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I am having so much trouble trying to get Ozi to work on the Eee, when, and thats not often, I can get it to see the right com port I can not any NMEA data. I have Ozi and maps on an external hard drive and am using my Magellan Meridian Gold GPS. Now what is give me the wallys is I have a IBM laptop and when I hook it up to the Magellan away it goes. Now I think it is some thing to do with Device Manager, thats the com port problem maybe, but the NMEA Data not coming up has got me.
So guys if anyone can help I will be most grateful.

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Reply By: Member - Paulnmissus (WA) - Sunday, Jan 25, 2009 at 18:32

Sunday, Jan 25, 2009 at 18:32
I went through this recently with a netbook and discovered that baud rate was not correct to enable communication. From memory it should be 4800. Do you get to see the index map at all or do you not get that far.
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Sunday, Jan 25, 2009 at 18:57

Sunday, Jan 25, 2009 at 18:57
Also try the EEEPC forums for help
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Follow Up By: Isuzumu - Sunday, Jan 25, 2009 at 19:01

Sunday, Jan 25, 2009 at 19:01
I load a map from the file and then go to moving map/ start NMEA and I then get the "error opening com port".
I have to use the baud rate that Ozi recommends for my GPS and if its usb or serial, I want to buy a GPS Mouse for it but if I can not work out how to it to read the com port I may as well give that a miss.
The trouble with the Eee is that until you plug in a GPS it does not show up "PORT (COM & LPT) and then it show up Device Controller.
Thanks for your reply

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Follow Up By: Isuzumu - Sunday, Jan 25, 2009 at 19:49

Sunday, Jan 25, 2009 at 19:49
Hi Graham I went looking there, what a maze well have to spend a bit more time looking through it though. Its a great little computer, mainly brought it for when we are travelling (have a Telstra Next G Modem). I have a Nuvi 760 with Topo and Shonky, plus the old Magellan, but it would be nice to be able to use Ozi.

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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Sunday, Jan 25, 2009 at 22:00

Sunday, Jan 25, 2009 at 22:00
I have a Medion netbook or an Aldi special if u like.

I use a Globalsat BT 338 bluetooth GPS and Copilot and it picks it up fine. It installed it and said any program using it would be on Com Port 6 so thats what I set Copilot on and away it goes.

Have Ozi on an external drive so may load it and see what happens.

Post a new question on the EEEPC forum and see what you get.
I agree it is a bit of a technos forum tho.


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Follow Up By: Isuzumu - Sunday, Jan 25, 2009 at 22:27

Sunday, Jan 25, 2009 at 22:27
Hi Graham, I am starting to think that the Eee PC does not like the old technology of the Magellan GPS, so I am up for my membership here and they have a good price on the Globalsat BU 353 so I will get one of those and see what happens, thanks again for your reply.

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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Sunday, Jan 25, 2009 at 22:44

Sunday, Jan 25, 2009 at 22:44
Yep thats the go from what members here and on the GPS tech forum on 4wd Monthly seem to think
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Reply By: bgreeni - Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 19:41

Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 19:41
There is a program on the Ozi web site (go to utilities and GPS port checker)

Download and run the program and it will find the GPS for you. Simply set the correct port and speed in Ozi configuration and you should be away

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Follow Up By: Isuzumu - Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 20:33

Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 20:33
Thanks bgreeni will give that a go.

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Follow Up By: x - Tuesday, Jan 27, 2009 at 12:21

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2009 at 12:21
I have a similar issue with the eeE PC 900. I discovered that it reallocates the Com port every time it starts up. By going to system in the control panel you can see undr devic manager which Comport to use, then change your config in Ozi to match. One final thing, double click the relevant Comport in device manager to check that the port baud rate matches the Magellan ie 4800.

I use Franson GPS gate so I can use the one GPS input with OziExplorer, Google Earth and Magellan Discover Aus all at the same time. It has a setup wizard that finds the GPS for you.

The eeE PC is great. Just the right size for moving map display. Dirt cheap. LED back lit display. A 20Gb and an 8Gb flash drive built in, and a removable 8Gb SD drive as well. I don't know how they do it for the price. Windows XP Home and MS works alone would cost a fair bit. The whole setup was $430!

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Follow Up By: Isuzumu - Tuesday, Jan 27, 2009 at 13:57

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2009 at 13:57
Hi X posted, thanks for that reply will give it a go. I have Franson GPS (gpsgate) and will put it on the Eee.
Just found a problem trying to get the com port device manager...no device installed, but it came up the other day with PORTS (COM & LPT) all I can get is USB-Serial Controller..So I will have to work out whats happening there.

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