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       gpsinit - initialize CAN kernel modules for GPSD


       gpsinit [-n control] [-s speed] module_name [interface_name]

       gpsinit -h

       gpsinit -v


       gpsinit initializes whatever kernel-level modules are needed to enable
       special non-serial hardware to communicate with a gpsd instance. Note:
       it will need root permissions to load modules and perform other special
       operations, such as changing kernel-interface baudrates.

       At present, all modes of this tool are concerned with setting up
       kernel-level interfaces to hardware on a CAN (Control Area Network)
       speaking NMEA2000.

       The program accepts the following options:

           Display a brief help text.

           Display the version of gpsinit.

           Set the CAN network number. The default is 0.

           Set the baudrate to be used to communicate over the serial line to
           the CAN hardware. The default is 38400 baud.

       The parameter module_name is mandatory. The socket CAN driver module
       module_name.ko will be loaded.  gpsinit recognize the following module

       plx_pci, esd_usb2, vcan, slcan
           The parameter interface_name and -s speed can used here.

           The dcan module needed for the beaglebone is part of the Linux
           kernel, so no module is loaded in this case.

       The parameter interface_name is needed for slcan hardware only. It
       gives the name of the serial device to which the SL CAN hardware is
       connected. The default is /dev/ttyUSB0.


       sudo gpsinit plx_pci
           Attempt to load the module plx_pci and initialize net 0 for the
           connection to a NMEA2000 network. It will set the baudrate to

       sudo gpsinit -n 1 plx_pci
           As above, but use net 1.

       sudo gpsinit -s 38400 slcan /dev/ttyUSB0
           Attempt to load the module slcan and talk to the hardware at 38400
           baud connected to port /dev/ttyUSB0.

       gpsinit -h
           Display a brief help message.

       gpsinit -v
           Display the version of gpsinit.


       gpsd(8), gps(1), libgps(3), libgpsd(3).


       Reinhard Arlt <>.