ADVrider

ADVrider (http://www.advrider.com/forums/index.php)
-   Layin' down tracks (http://www.advrider.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=37)
-   -   Using Garmin MapSource under Linux: Yes! (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=311649)

Joerg 02-15-2008 05:41 AM

Using Garmin MapSource under Linux: Yes!
 
Hi,

For those interested: Using MapSource under Linux is very well possible ... including the fully operational data transfer via the USB port! :clap

Since I wanted to try out virtualization for quite a while, a recent thread in the German NaviBoard forum triggered my curiosity. In a nutshell: It took me about one evening (this includes installing MS Windows XP and MapSource in the virtual machine), then I could use MapSource and connect to the GPSr.

I have put a relatively detailed description on my homepage. Please note that this covers Fedora 8 only - installation notes for Ubuntu can be found in the thread above, and the necessary steps for other distros can probably be derived from the description there :D (... anyway, the key difference is the activation of the access to the USB filesystem).

thingbuilder 02-15-2008 06:07 AM

Garmin and Linux? Wow.
 
Joerg,
Thanks for posting this. I was JUST thinking about this. Garmin is windows only (Mac too?) but I hate booting into windows just to use it. I will check out your links and give it a go.
In case you need Tux on your panniers: http://tuxstickers.ptaff.ca/step1/?lang=en_CA

Sent from my HP Pavillion Laptop running Ubuntu Edgy.
No Windows virus here!!!!!!!!!!!!!

holdoc 03-20-2008 12:52 PM

ASUS EEE-PC (Xandros LINUX) and MAPSOURCE
 
Hi,
is it possible to run MAPSOURCE under Xandros LINUX on a EEE_PC ?
Did anyone make this possible and can give further details here ?

HeiMer

Tarmo 03-20-2008 02:27 PM

Yes. Somebody please help with EEE_PC!

holdoc 03-21-2008 05:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tarmo
Yes. Somebody please help with EEE_PC!

ASUS EEE PC

Drif10 03-21-2008 06:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by holdoc
Hi,
is it possible to run MAPSOURCE under Xandros LINUX on a EEE_PC ?
Did anyone make this possible and can give further details here ?

HeiMer

Wine is supposed to be able to do it, but haven't had any luck making that happen as of yet. :dunno

Zecatfish 03-21-2008 07:00 PM

I tried to get mapcreate6 to work with Wine this eve and failed, installed perfectly. But when it came time to run. it died with ActiveX error '429' and died. :cry
I'm installing Virtualbox now. XP is installing on it. Till I can get it figured out with wine. Seems to be a mystery error, might be related to VB6 but not sure.

Tarmo 03-21-2008 11:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by holdoc

When I asked to help with EEE_PC I ment help with running MapSource on EEE_PC. But thank you anyway. :-)

I allready have that small Asus and only thing what I miss is MapSource and iTunes. (and I do not want to switch from Linux to Windows)

Zecatfish 03-22-2008 07:50 AM

Have you tried to use Wine with MapSource?

See http://appdb.winehq.org/appview.php?iAppId=227
It appears to be working, I wish Map Create was working.

Booga 08-24-2008 10:22 AM

Anybody has MapSource version 6.13.4 for download? Looks like the newer version is junk under Wine )\(damn Vista support) :evil

9Dave 08-24-2008 01:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Booga
Anybody has MapSource version 6.13.4 for download? Looks like the newer version is junk under Wine )\(damn Vista support) :evil

Hey Joern - What's happening?:ear We were just talking about you and how we haven't heard much out of you since your trip.

Everything OK?

There is this this archive site http://www.gpsinformation.org/perry/agree.html

I do have 6.13.4 I can send you if need be. 6.13.7 works well, too. The latest version is a resource hog.

Dave

Booga 08-24-2008 02:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dave-950
Hey Joern - What's happening?:ear We were just talking about you and how we haven't heard much out of you since your trip.

Good to hear I'm not forgotten :clap

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dave-950
Everything OK?

Yes, just work, work, work. Aint get better before it gets worse. I hope I'll be able to spend more time riding with you guys in late September.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dave-950
I have 6.13.4 I can send you if need be. I believe it is also available from some download sites. There was some discussion earlier in a thread on how the latest Mapsource version is a hog.

Dave

Cool, no need to send it, I could pick it up the next time we see. BTW, I couldn't find it in the download section.

9Dave 08-24-2008 03:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Booga
Cool, no need to send it, I could pick it up the next time we see. BTW, I couldn't find it in the download section.

Just let me know. It's about 40 meg. I can always burn it and mail it.

Booga 08-25-2008 01:39 PM

Oh DOH. The Garmin support site is so ....... well, lets not mention this.

Anyway, I looked at the latest download link, and figured why not, they might not quite know what they are doing. Typed in the right version, and tada, got it :wink:.

Direct link for download: http://www8.garmin.com/software/MapSource_6134.exe

cub 07-01-2009 12:16 AM

But using a virtual machine still requires that you install and have a Windows OS somewhere. Kind of misses the point imho. This is one of the reasons I still use paper maps. :D Why can't Garmin (and others) just do a version that works on linux right away..?


Times are GMT -7.   It's 12:00 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014