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roundtripping 06-19-2009 04:09 PM

Garmin Linux users
 
Any linux users out there using a Zumo? What tools are you using for mapping and interacting with the GPS?

StabbyMcCutty 06-19-2009 06:55 PM

VMWare
 
:evil

roundtripping 06-19-2009 07:42 PM

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Originally Posted by StabbyMcCutty
:evil

:eek2 :thwak

motomal 06-20-2009 07:56 AM

I have a Garmin eTrex and the Ubuntu version of Linux. I can get the MapSource software to install through WINE o.k. & you can create routes but it won't recognise the GPS do upload. I now use the pre-loaded software memory cards so it has not been an issue. If anyone does have the full solution, I would also be interested.

EmmEff 06-20-2009 10:17 AM

Right now, run MapSource on the free Windows 7 RC inside a VMware Server virtual machine. I do this on my Mac to run MapSource to interface to my eTrex Vista. I am using a USB-serial dongle though, so that might circumvent any problems you're having with the serial port.

roundtripping 06-20-2009 02:00 PM

I just hate using emulators and other layers for tasks that should be run natively! Dangit! :evil

Ok, so I have found some tools that look promising. I haven't had a chance to check them out in detail yet, but I will and I'll let you know what I find. If any of you have experience with them already, please chime in.

http://viking.sourceforge.net/mediaw....php/Main_Page
http://roadmap.sourceforge.net/
http://gpsd.berlios.de/

EmmEff 06-20-2009 02:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jryden
I just hate using emulators and other layers for tasks that should be run natively! Dangit! :evil

Then you'll have to pick a Garmin supported OS...

Quote:

Ok, so I have found some tools that look promising. I haven't had a chance to check them out in detail yet, but I will and I'll let you know what I find. If any of you have experience with them already, please chime in.

http://viking.sourceforge.net/mediaw....php/Main_Page
http://roadmap.sourceforge.net/
http://gpsd.berlios.de/
I need the ability to load maps on my Garmin and none of the Linux software supports that, so I need MapSource or RoadTrip.

It should be possible to find something that will load and save waypoints and routes.

xlcr 06-20-2009 03:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jryden
I just hate using emulators and other layers for tasks that should be run natively! Dangit! :evil

Sucks to be you, it seems.

Have you tried running Mapsource under J Ubuntu Wine? I know Webupdater works on my Zumo with J64.

xDownSetx 06-20-2009 07:30 PM

I found a few apps in the portage tree for Gentoo. qlandkartegt looked the most promising from the summary.

Quote:

sci-geosciences/qlandkartegt
View and upload map files, track and waypoint data to your Garmin GPS.
Gpsdrive looks to be the linux equivalent of streets and trips.

EmmEff 06-20-2009 07:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by xDownSetx
I found a few apps in the portage tree for Gentoo. qlandkartegt looked the most promising from the summary.

QLandkarte can be found here. This one is new to me. Screenshots are impressive as well...

x3300 06-20-2009 08:09 PM

They are still works in progress, but for anyone interested I have these:

http://git.infradead.org/users/geoff/garmin-driver.git
http://git.infradead.org/users/geoff/garmin-utils.git

-x3300

Joerg 06-22-2009 12:55 AM

Hi,
Quote:

Originally Posted by jryden
I just hate using emulators and other layers for tasks that should be run natively! Dangit! :evil

Complain to Garmin :lol2

I have set up a VirtualBox with Windows XP to run MapSource. The GPS (GPSmap 60CS) connects through the USB port and is recognised by MapSource inside the virtual machine, so I don't have any communication issue.

EmmEff 06-22-2009 05:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joerg
Complain to Garmin :lol2

Garmin doesn't properly support their "supported" platforms :cry

2wheelsburning 06-23-2009 03:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jryden
Any linux users out there using a Zumo? What tools are you using for mapping and interacting with the GPS?

Check out this thread. I'm running Ubuntu, but have only had my Zumo 660 for a short while, so not a lot of time to experiment yet.

HTH.

roundtripping 06-23-2009 10:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 2wheelsburning
Check out this thread. I'm running Ubuntu, but have only had my Zumo 660 for a short while, so not a lot of time to experiment yet.

HTH.

Most excellent. Looks like it might not suck that much to be me after all :D FOSS rules!


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