TomTom 6 and Q9h

Discussion in 'Moto Q 9h' started by U-2, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. U-2

    U-2 New Member

    TomTom 6 and Q9h

    For those who (as me) had a problem with TomTom "no GPS found" and backlight:
    Here is a small launcher (starts the GPS and fixes the backlight). Change lnk file if your pathes are different from mine.

    Attached Files:

  2. rudeboy

    rudeboy New Member

    welcome aboard...

    great first post !
  3. agnulag

    agnulag New Member

    Thanks, and need help...

    Your launcher sounds like what I need: I installed TomTom 6 on my q9h tonight, and am getting the "No GPS" error. (After setting it to SW Com 4 in GPSID) How do I use your file? What are your paths? What is the backlight problem? Thanks!
  4. U-2

    U-2 New Member

    If your TomTom is installed in \Program Files\Navigator\
    then copy MyTTLauncher.exe to the same folder, copy tt.lnk anywere (in \Windows\Start Menu, for example).
    You can change TT.lnk if your installation is different.
    On my Q9h backlight goes OFF after several seconds, to prevent this launcher not only calls GPSOpenDevice(), but SetPowerRequirement() as well. It calls ReleasePowerRequirement() and GPSCloseDevice() after exit from TomTom . By the way, on my Q9h I configured GPS to Com 3, but it should not matter as long as TomTom is configured accordingly.
  5. MisterTedster

    MisterTedster New Member

    By any chance, you wouldnt happen to be able to create a launcher for garmin mobile xt would you?
  6. U-2

    U-2 New Member

    GMXT works fine without any launcher. But if you need to start GPS and to turn backlight on before starting any program, you can change path in TT.lnk from
    141#"\Program Files\Navigator\MyTTLauncher.exe" "\Program Files\Navigator\TomTom Navigator.exe"?\Program Files\Navigator\TomTom Navigator.exe,-101
    to
    XXX#"\path to the launcher" "\path to the program"?\path to dll or exe for icon, icon's offset in dll or exe
  7. agnulag

    agnulag New Member

    Not working yet...


    Thanks U-2!

    I must not have TomTom configured correctly. I put your launcher in the directory with TomTom and the TT.lnk file works, but i still get the "No GPS found" message in TomTom. Do you have any suggestions? I tried using GPSID as per some other postings, but still nothing...

    Using q9h, setting "Other NMEA GPS" in TomTom, tried Com 3 and Com 4 with several baud settings (after making appropriate settings in GPSID).


    Thanks again!
  8. anderwm

    anderwm New Member

    What's the benefit (if any) of TomTom over GarminXT? I have just gotten GarminXT running and it seems pretty smooth.
  9. U-2

    U-2 New Member

    Does any other SW (gpsTest is free) works?
    Turning the GPS on first time requires several minutes of clear view of the satellites - GPS has to download almanach and ephemeris.
  10. U-2

    U-2 New Member

    There is only one problem with Garmin - it is slow. Route calculation/recalculation is 5 times slower than with TomTom. And Garmin recalculates route on almost every ramp here where I live - either maps or GPS on Q9h are not precise.
  11. fire00

    fire00 New Member

    guys how do you enter addresses in tomtom?
    i have the issue with the wrongly mapped keys on my q9h.
  12. U-2

    U-2 New Member

    For TT6 to switch between letters and numbers press and hold contacts key (on the bottom second from the left) untill hear a beep.
    Fn will be a backspace.
  13. fire00

    fire00 New Member

    thanks man, I know this shortcut. It is no longer working after I upgraded to the newest firmware. Still any idea?
  14. U-2

    U-2 New Member

    Did upgrading to 6.1 change key mapping?
  15. fire00

    fire00 New Member

    it is not WM 6.1 (unfortunately) just another (newer) WM 6.0 version. The Motorola service did the upgrade with some improvements like battery life...The disadvantage is the absence of the key shortcut to change keyboard mapping so I'm not able to use TomTom.
  16. U-2

    U-2 New Member

    What is the value for HKCU\ControlPanel\Keybd\APP5_LongPress on your Q?
  17. fire00

    fire00 New Member

    there is no such entry
    which value should I enter?
  18. U-2

    U-2 New Member

    Mine has the following values:

    (hex)
    HKCU\ControlPanel\Keybd\
    APP5_LongPress=d0

    (string)
    HKCU\keyboard layout\Preload
    Default=e001ffff
    HKCU\keyboard layout\Preload\1
    Default=e001ffff
    HKCU\keyboard layout\toggle
    Hotkey=1
    HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Layouts\e001ffff
    Ime File=iTap6IME.dll
    Keyboard Layout=00000409

    there no space in between 1 and f in e001fff
  19. mexiken

    mexiken New Member

    Hm. I'm using the Q Global, and my value is 208.
  20. U-2

    U-2 New Member

    d0 (hex) = 208 (decimal)

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