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GPSINIT(8)		      GPSD Documentation		    GPSINIT(8)

NAME
       gpsinit - initialize CAN	kernel modules for GPSD

SYNOPSIS
       gpsinit [-n control] [-s	speed] module_name [interface_name]

       gpsinit -h

       gpsinit -v

DESCRIPTION
       gpsinit initializes whatever kernel-level modules are needed to enable
       special non-serial hardware to communicate with a gpsd instance.	Note:
       it will need root permissions to	load modules and perform other special
       operations, such	as changing kernel-interface baudrates.

       At present, all modes of	this tool are concerned	with setting up
       kernel-level interfaces to hardware on a	CAN (Control Area Network)
       speaking	NMEA2000.

       The program accepts the following options:

       -h
	   Display a brief help	text.

       -v
	   Display the version of gpsinit.

       -n
	   Set the CAN network number. The default is 0.

       -s
	   Set the baudrate to be used to communicate over the serial line to
	   the CAN hardware. The default is 38400 baud.

       The parameter module_name is mandatory. The socket CAN driver module
       module_name.ko will be loaded.  gpsinit recognize the following module
       names:

       plx_pci,	esd_usb2, vcan,	slcan
	   The parameter interface_name	and -s speed can used here.

       beaglebone
	   The dcan module needed for the beaglebone is	part of	the Linux
	   kernel, so no module	is loaded in this case.

       The parameter interface_name is needed for slcan	hardware only. It
       gives the name of the serial device to which the	SL CAN hardware	is
       connected. The default is /dev/ttyUSB0.

EXAMPLES
       sudo gpsinit plx_pci
	   Attempt to load the module plx_pci and initialize net 0 for the
	   connection to a NMEA2000 network. It	will set the baudrate to
	   250kBits.

       sudo gpsinit -n 1 plx_pci
	   As above, but use net 1.

       sudo gpsinit -s 38400 slcan /dev/ttyUSB0
	   Attempt to load the module slcan and	talk to	the hardware at	38400
	   baud	connected to port /dev/ttyUSB0.

       gpsinit -h
	   Display a brief help	message.

       gpsinit -v
	   Display the version of gpsinit.

SEE ALSO
       gpsd(8),	gps(1),	libgps(3), libgpsmm(3).

AUTHOR
       Reinhard	Arlt <reinhard.arlt@t-online.de>.

The GPSD Project		  18 Jan 2013			    GPSINIT(8)

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