mtkbabel - Tool for managing i-Blue 747 and compatible GPS data loggers

Distribution: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin)
Repository: Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package name: mtkbabel
Package version:
Package release: 1
Package architecture: all
Package type: deb
Installed size: 135 B
Download size: 25.14 KB
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MTKBabel is a command line program to operate the i-Blue 747 GPS data logger. It should work also with other GPS devices based on the MediaTek MTK chipset. For instance the Holux M-241 GPS data logger, the Holux M-1200E, as well as the 747 A+ GPS Trip Recorder, are also known to work. The main features are: - Command line interface - Save data log in GPX and raw binary format - If required retrieve all the data, also the old one being overlapped - Change logging criteria: time, distance, speed - Change log format - START/STOP logging - Set OVERLAP or STOP method on memory full - Erase the internal memory



    Source package: mtkbabel

    Install Howto

    1. Update the package index:
      # sudo apt-get update
    2. Install mtkbabel deb package:
      # sudo apt-get install mtkbabel


    • /lib/udev/rules.d/40-mtkbabel.rules
    • /usr/bin/mtkbabel
    • /usr/share/doc/mtkbabel/MtkExtensionsv1.xsd.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/mtkbabel/README
    • /usr/share/doc/mtkbabel/README.Debian
    • /usr/share/doc/mtkbabel/changelog.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/mtkbabel/copyright
    • /usr/share/man/man1/mtkbabel.1.gz


    2011-11-12 - Uwe Hermann <> mtkbabel ( unstable; urgency=low * New upstream release (Closes: #646357). * debian/mtkbabel.udev: Add udev file (Closes: #613378).

    2010-09-06 - Uwe Hermann <> mtkbabel (0.8.2-1) unstable; urgency=medium * New upstream release. + Fixes "Doesn't work with Holux M-241 firmware 1.13" (Closes: #572942). + Fixes Transystem GPS Trip Recorder 747A+ memory issue (Closes: #526809). * Standards-Version: 3.9.1 (no changes required). * debian/patches/10_manpage_hyphen_fix.patch: Drop, merged upstream. * debian/patches/20_help_fix.patch: Drop, merged upstream. * debian/mtkbabel.lintian-overrides: Drop, no longer needed. * Small updates in the package description and copyright file.

    2009-02-07 - Uwe Hermann <> mtkbabel (0.8-1) unstable; urgency=low * New upstream release. * debian/copyright: Fix copy-paste errors. Update copyright years. * debian/watch: Add file. * debian/patches/10_manpage_fixes.patch: Drop, merged upstream. * debian/patches/10_manpage_hyphen_fix.patch: Add file. Fix lintian warning. * debian/patches/20_help_fix.patch: Add file. Minor -h option fixes. * debian/mtkbabel.lintian-overrides: Add file. Silence bogus lintian warning.

    2008-06-26 - Uwe Hermann <> mtkbabel (0.7-1) unstable; urgency=low * New upstream release. + Now supports the Holux M-241 GPS data logger. + The -s option now sets the serial speed (Closes: #473758). + Added option -R to recover from a disabled log status. * debian/copyright: + Switch to the machine-readable format described at + Make my packaging public domain. * debian/control: + Standards-Version: 3.8.0 (no changes required). + Update package description. * debian/patches/10_manpage_fixes.patch: Resync.

    2008-02-08 - Uwe Hermann <> mtkbabel (0.6-1) unstable; urgency=low * New upstream release. + debian/mtkbabel.1: Drop the manpage I wrote, it's merged upstream. * README.Debian: Warn that the package is currently buggy on ARM systems. While it looks like it works fine, the created *.gpx files will contain bogus or incorrect data. Will be fixed upstream later. * Make the package 'Architecture: all', it's a Perl script.

    2008-01-27 - Uwe Hermann <> mtkbabel (0.5-1) unstable; urgency=low * Initial release (Closes: #462698).