uNav GPS not working
I recently got an oneplus one and installed ubports. Its amazing but I'm still leaning a lot.
I already searched the forum but did not find a matching solution for my situation.
Google Maps webapps show me the correct GPS position but using uNav and hitting the "show my gps position" button always plots me a totally different position on the world map. It jumps from finnland to austria.
phablet@ubuntu-phablet:~$ ps aux | grep [l]ocation-service | grep provider root 932 0.0 0.3 108892 9876 ? Ssl 09:55 0:03 /usr/bin/ubuntu-location-serviced --bus system --pro vider gps::Provider --provider remote::Provider
Any idea what I could try?
Try Pure Maps, uNav is showing it's age.
ernest last edited by
it should not be related to the app itself as they are relaying on the same background.
Does Unav as permission to get location ? is the location icon getting full white ?
Then why does one app show the right spot and another doesn't? It's certainly over my head why, but trying the better app cannot hurt... as I wouldn't rule out that Google is doing the Google thing despite the background info being wrong.
Lakotaubp last edited by Lakotaubp
If I remember correctly the first tine it's used it can take 20 mins to get the first position correct. You need to be on wifi preferable keep the screen on via battery setting and leave it to do it's stuff. After that uttered should be OK.
Wow awesome, big thanks for your quick feedback!
Today is the second day I was using Ubports and suddenly uNav worked like a charm. The only thing I was missing is a voice telling me where to drive. Even though I tested selecting English and German speech in settings.
@Giiba I did try Pure Maps but it does not support point to point navigation, or does it? I really need a reliable navigation app for my car.
@ernest yes location access was permitted. I don't know about the whiteness of the icon sry.
@Lakotaubp I guess this was the problem, I've tested it at the window of my apartment with WiFi on, an while being outside yesterday, but maybe little bit to short as I also switched between apps.
Again thanks for your support guys. This is just awesome, I love it having a Linux OS on my Smartphone without paying hundreds of bucks for a Purism.
Pure maps does support navigation though the voice is known to not work. Voice in uNav should work...
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to increase the reliability before each journey a reboot of the phone helps a lot.
@Giiba Thanks for the advice. At the moment in Pure maps I do not get search results for huge German citys. I dont know why. Its based on Mapbox for the moment, should I change this?
@ernest I will try this. Thanks.
@JimmyPesto In my experience, search with uNav lack flexibility.
If your input is correct and how the system expect it then it's fine. PureMaps is easier to use on this aspect and the suggestions are quite fast (or I'm a slow writer).
I use PureMaps but I never use the voice guidance. I hate when someone give me orders ^^
@AppLee Pure Maps does not give me any suggestions at the moment sadly. It neither finds any German city at all. I don't know whats wrong with it. Even tough I can zoom into cities and streets successfully.
@JimmyPesto Have you searched for UK, Belgian or French cities ?
I'd like to know if your problem is specific to you or about Germany (which I don't think it is) and maybe you can try with english name of those cities Berlin and Paris are easy because it's the same in most languages (latin based)...
Honestly, I find search poor in both apps. Generally I need to manually find the location and then get directions to a pin on the map, for either to work. Both seem too simple, in that if you don't enter the address exactly as it is in the database (1234 E Broadway vs 1234 Broadway E) you get no results or ones from cities around the globe. Lol, I am in Vancouver and I am not driving to Europe today.
I use Photon as search engine.
And it worked fine until a test I just did...
So I guess there could be a problem with Photon right now... OpenCage is working so not an issue on PureMaps, but probably on Photon.