Not sure if this is the right spot within the forum to post this, but here goes
A few months ago I was able to successfully connect my GARMIN GPS-18x LVC to Arduino and read data from it, as you can see in this screencap: http://www.nickolai.me/uploads/5/6/9/6/5696292/3405496.jpg
Unfortunately school forced me to shelve that project and now I'm retracing my steps from before. I had to switch to a linux machine, and after a number of pains to get Arduino UNO talking with Linux I was finally able to get back to where I was at in that picture.
Sort of. Here's what the data I'm getting this time around looks like: http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/405/screenshotqmg.png/
Why would I be getting weird data like that? Is it possible something happened to the GPS unit? Or is it something to do with Arduino communicating with Linux (I'm on Ubuntu by the way)
There's probably more information I could provide but I really don't know what would be useful. Please let me know if there's anything you'd like me to post and I'll get right on it.
I'm not very electronically inclined, so please go easy on me!