I bought a cheap USB GPS which claims to be NMEA compatable. The only identifier on it is the model number UG-200.
It works fine with zRoadmap, but I can't get qpeGPS to recognize it. When I start qpeGPS I get a green OK box for gpsd, but all other gps communications boxes are red.
I can start zRoadmap while qpeGPS is still running, and see 5 satellites, so I know the GPS is working, and gpsd is receiving data.
OK -- I fixed it.
I had two separate issues.
1) qpeGPS doesn't like the version of gpsd I was using for RoadMap. RoadMap is OK with qpeGPS's gpsd, so I'll be using that one.
2) I needed to be starting qpeGPS with root access enabled.
Once I solved both issues, it works very nicely.