Bug report #7182

On linux QGIS freezes 1/2/3... times before allowing download waypoints from a Garmin USB gps unit

Added by Giovanni Manghi over 11 years ago. Updated almost 10 years ago.

Category:C++ Plugins
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 11 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.

#2 Updated by Giovanni Manghi almost 10 years ago

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from Open to Closed

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