On the input tab of setting dialog
The Gps Icon is and remain red, status message is "No data is coming in".
Under the icon ... Running Ok !
I can't perform step 5 of your suggested correction
5. Check "Close input when no outputs are opened" (Windows) and "Conserver power" (Pocket PC).
Neither the first nor the second option are displayed, even with "show more options" clicked on advanced tab.
If I check "close Input when idle" ... after closing input and re-opening
status message is "No data is coming in" and "closed !" or "data timeout. Will try to re-open chain" or "runing ok" but nothing occurs.
Open input again and again does not make anything .. and as soon as GPSgate has closed input Once, it can never be re-open until a soft reset !