#6 garmin_gps causes intermittent timeouts on track load

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2008-07-02
2008-07-02
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System: Mandriva 2007 Spring
Receiver: Garmin etrex vista hcx
Interface: USB
Download tools: garble, gpsbabel
Device: /dev/ttyUSB0

Symptoms: Waypoint downloading (from receiver to PC) is consistently successful. Downloading of small tracks also successful. Downloading of normal-sized tracks (hundreds of points) fails often, causes timeouts, only succeeds maybe one time out of 10 or maybe worse. When it's finally successful, data is ok.

Workaround: Blacklisted garmin_gps in system, used the usb: device in gpsbabel instead of /dev/ttyUSB0. Then all downloading is consistently successful.

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