My current location (i.e. the little blue circle pointer icon on the map) jumps wildly from near where I actually am, to Los Angles, CA, then around the world to China at 22.97137, 113.88068. I tried the Librem 5 outside and inside but still it doesn’t work any better.
Once it lands on China it tends to stay there (mostly). (I would tell you where in China, but I can’t read their language.)
Closing maps and restarting it, the blue circle lands in LA, Calif (USA). Then jumps to where I actually am here in Eastern California. Then jumps to China and stays there for awhile, then jumps back to where I am again, then back to China where it gets stuck most of the time.
I installed the gnome-maps package on my Debian box and it first lands near Edward’s Air force base in California, (strange; but I think this might be the hub of the internet company that serves me), then finds roughly where I am and stays there (unlike my Librem 5 phone which then jumps to China).
So both of these instances of Gnome Maps are using the same WiFi at a minimum. But my laptop doesn’t have a cell signal, nor GPS. Not sure what might be making this location go so crazy.
Gnome maps says they use geoclue for one’s location. So I’m looking at that right now.
I also tried switching cellular traffic on the Librem 5 off (manually with the switch) but location still jumps to China. Also rebooted the phone then tried again but no better.
lol, sort of like “Librem 5 – ET Phone Home!”
Oh, i’m sure there is a better reason for this chaos. (Just got my Librem 5 yesterday after a multi-year wait for it. … overall it looks better than expected.)
I’ve also installed the geoclue-2-demo package and run it and it seems to be the trouble.