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how to troubleshoot the firefox gpsd geolocation?

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I built Firefox 51.0.1 (dont have rustc installed, hence this older version) with --enable-gpsd flag set. I also set geo.provider.use_gpsd to true. But firefox still does not use gpsd for geolocation. I did verify, that gpsd is up and running correctly. How can I troubleshoot the geolocation issue?

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Help on this forum deals with the latest ESR or Public FF release any older and that comes with security flaws.

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Ok, I will try to compile and install the latest version of firefox (62.0). /but I dont think my issue is version specific. It just asks about geolocation troubleshooting in general.

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Ya, hi, would not put too much weight into that comment.

Should make sure your compatible to update.

Also : Separate Security Issue, please update your Flash 25.0 r0 If you use it Reinstall with Flash Player Version: Current Version https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/ Step 1: Select Operating System Step 2: Select A Version (Firefox, . . . .) Note: Other software is offered in the download. <Windows Only>


Please see here : https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1177581

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I did update the flash to version There was no issue.

Thanks for the link. But that does not apply to my case. The discussion in reference is dealing with non-working geolocation. My geolocation using "Mozilla location service (MLS)" (i.e using list of wifi hotspots) works just fine (but gives incorrect location). I am trying to get firefox to read my GPS device instead of my wifi card.

Here is the link I was following: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1250922

When I was used firefox 51.0.1 I was able to compile it just fine. However even after enabling GPSD in about:config, the firefox still used MLS instead of GPSD. I tried to compile firefox 62.0.2 as suggested. However I run to the following error:

151:20:51 /firefox-61.0.2/dom/system/linux/GpsdLocationProvider.cpp: In constructor 'mozilla::dom:GpsdLocationProvider::UpdateRunnable::UpdateRunnable(const nsMainThreadPtrHandle<mozilla::dom::GpsdLocationProvider>&, nsIDOMGeoPosition*)': 151:20.51 /firefox-61.0.2/dom/system/linux/GpsdLocationProvider.cpp: 82:26: error: use of deleted function 'mozilla::Runnable::Runnable()' 151:20.52 , mPosition(aPosition) 151:20.52 ^

Was there some change to the GPSD incorporation into firefox?

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Building Firefox is beyond the scope of this forum. Maybe something over here:


Or if you are following instructions on MDN, maybe there is an indication there of a particular mailing list or site you can use to find answers on those topics.