Bug report #7182
On linux QGIS freezes 1/2/3... times before allowing download waypoints from a Garmin USB gps unit
|Affected QGIS version:||master||Regression?:||No|
|Operating System:||Easy fix?:||No|
|Pull Request or Patch supplied:||No||Resolution:||wontfix|
|Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:||No||Copied to github as #:||16233|
On Linux to allow QGIS (GPSBABEL) "speak" with a Garmin USB gps unit (in my case a gpsmap 60c) it is needed to fix a few things as described here
After that and after removing the "garmin_gps" kernel module
sudo rmmod garmin_gps
gpsbabel is able to download points/tracks from the unit from both the CLI or using its GUI without no issues.
When trying to do the same operation with QGIS (that uses gpsbabel) with the
"vector -> gps -> gps tools-> download from gps"
tool, QGIS usually freezes 1,2,3,... times before the operation finishes correctly.
#1 Updated by Jason Paul Joines about 8 years ago
I'm using the Garmin GPSmap 60csx with GPSBabel 1.4.2 and QGIS 1.8.0 on Kubuntu 12.04.2. I don't have the garmin_gps kernel module loaded. GPSBabel works fine from the command line every time. Trying to use GPS Tools from QGIS reults in the error "The layer LAYERNAME.gpx?type=waypoint is not a valid layer and can not be added to the map" where LAYERNAME is whatever name I specified every time. Nothing is ever downloaded from the GPS and the no layer is ever added to the project.