I've just bought a Qstarz BT-Q1300S, and I would be the happiest man in world if I could configure it (at least, get data) from my ubuntu. I've seen the Qstarz BT-Q1300 on Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) post, but I must acknowledge I'm not good enough in kernel compiling to perform this kind of tuning.
Have some of you already managed to use a Qstarz BT-Q1300S with BT747 on ubuntu ?
After some struggles I've gotten my Qstarz BT-Q1000X working on OS X Mountain Lion over USB. Here's what I did:
1) Install the CP210x USB to UART Bridge VCP Drivers from
3) Using Safari, install the latest desktop development version of BT747
It looks like Qstarz is going a similar way as Holux is: limiting device functionality for user friendlyness. This is not to the likings of some users of course, but to warn those, here is a list of limitations. If you find any other, or some incorrect statement, leave a comment.
That seems to be it, but as said, you can add comments to this post.
Does this software support either of these two BT GPS loggers, should it work?
QStarz BT-Q2000 - http://www.qstarz.com/Products/GPS%20Products/BT-Q2000-F.htm
MainNav MG-950dm - http://www.mainnav.com/product/md-950dm.htm
Not sure what GPS chip set the QStarz unit uses, but I think the MainNav unit has the Mstar MSB 2212 chip set.
I actually have the Gosget-S2 http://www.gosget.com/en_show.asp?id=99 which seems to be exactly the same as the MainNav device.
Thought I would do a quick post on how I got my Qstarz BT-1300 (aka. Qstarz Travel Recorder Nano) working on Ubuntu and BT747.
I was getting this message when plugging it in the USB port:
[ 5802.313458] usb 2-2: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 9
[ 5802.478549] usb 2-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[ 5800.810546] /build/buildd/linux-2.6.24/drivers/usb/class/cdc-acm.c: Zero length descriptor references
[ 5800.810558] cdc_acm: probe of 2-2:1.1 failed with error -22