[TUTORIAL] How to change GPS zone for faster GPS
Guys, something i just found
instead of having to mess with gps.conf and upload and so on, here is a very easy way for all of you to update your GPS zone.
just edit your STARTUP.TXT file:
set mtype 3162
set ramaddr 0x00200000
set ramsize 0x01000000
set kernel zImage
set initrd initrd.gz
set initrd_offset 0x00A00000
set cmdline "rw console=ram1 gps_zone=fr"
change this field with your country:
it for italy
fr for france
de for germany, etc etc
if you don' know your country code, check here:
and click on your continent and country.
this trick is compatible with r134 and r167 (initrd.gz)
for those who wants to understand:
this tells the system to update the ntp server inside your gps.conf
ntp is a remote time server, your gps will receive time from different satellites, and will compare with the time he has in order to determine position.
having a fast responsive NTP server ensures fast GPS positioning and better performances.