so using the patch from dave and his generous directions i manage to get rev 1185 working with sound on a connex400-BT+gpstix..finally after 2 months!!
sad thing is that gpsd is broken.. but jcoxon the guy from
www.pegasushabproject.org.uk is sharing his code to make use of microperl and read the nmea data..i will try it out tonite.
in the meantime, thanks dave and let us know when nearby zurich for couple of beers or a nice coffe chat!!