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Old 09-23-2006, 10:18 PM   #1
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Mac, mapsource, parallels

Just got a new mac and am running parallels for windows stuff. Mapsource loaded no problem and runs very well in parallels, but, when I try to connect 276c with USB, I get an error message telling me that "no devices were found" It doesn't recognize the GPS.

Ideas?
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Old 09-23-2006, 10:51 PM   #2
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Hi,

This may be the obvious,but did you try to unplug and then reconnect the Garmin USB cable or turn the GPS off and then on again.
Did you reboot the Mac after installing Parallels and Mapsource.

I'm curious because others have reported success with the same combo.
Plus my next Mac(if my hotrodded Cube ever gives up the ghost)will be a core duo mini or 20in. iMac and I certainly want to do all my GPS stuff with it,instead of using the kids PC.

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Old 09-23-2006, 11:19 PM   #3
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jim,

some people who never had luck with their macs and garmins with usb did have luck using a keyspan (or other brand) usb to serial adapter. (i'm not one of them as i've had luck with virutal pc and an old mac powerbook running usb but i still have the adapters. i'd rather send you mine to try out before you go out and buy one and find it doesn't make a difference.)

check out the parallels forums. there's some discussion of this. here's one:

http://forum.parallels.com/post11862-11.html

also you might need this: http://eudyptes.com/SerialClient.php

i can't wait for the mac compatibility to get here....

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Old 09-24-2006, 05:30 AM   #4
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Is the latest Garmin USB driver installed?


I use a 60csx and can connect via USB/Parallels.
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Old 09-24-2006, 07:20 AM   #5
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Thanks for the advice so far. I just updated drivers from the garmin site, so, that should be up to date. Honestly, I'm not much of a computer guy. I know how to use them, but, not fix them. It could be something very basic.

First thing I see is that, unlike on my windows machine upstairs, when I plug in the USB cable to the port, it doesn't instantly recognize that something, anything(!) has been plugged in. I assume that is why I get the error message stating that "no devices are found".

Maybe, I'll run over to radio shack and pick up a USB to serial cable, unless it's really pricy! I'd kind of rather wait for the mac software to come out, if it ever does, than throw money at this...

If I could get it to recognize that a cable has been plugged in, it might work.
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Old 09-24-2006, 07:34 AM   #6
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Are the Parallels tools enabled? Does it say USB on off in the Parallels window before you boot up Windows?

I don't have my Macbook at the moment or I would check. I am just trying to go from memory.

I am not a Windows user, so I don't know what is normal, but when I am using windows and plug in my GPS the computer does bleep when I plug in or unplug the GPS.
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Old 09-24-2006, 08:05 AM   #7
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Are the Parallels tools enabled? Does it say USB on off in the Parallels window before you boot up Windows?

I don't have my Macbook at the moment or I would check. I am just trying to go from memory.

I am not a Windows user, so I don't know what is normal, but when I am using windows and plug in my GPS the computer does bleep when I plug in or unplug the GPS.
HAH! Got it! In the main page, I went to the USB Controller and switched it to Autoconnect "on". I guess, by default, it starts up on Autoconnect "off".

Thanks everyone for the help!
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Old 09-24-2006, 06:18 PM   #8
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HAH! Got it! In the main page, I went to the USB Controller and switched it to Autoconnect "on". I guess, by default, it starts up on Autoconnect "off".

Thanks everyone for the help!

Cool glad you could get it figured out.
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Old 09-20-2014, 07:56 PM   #9
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Same problem 276C not seen by win 7 or Imac. Will look into usb controller setting, where ever they are.
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Old 09-22-2014, 07:56 PM   #10
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Only one OS can own the USB connection at any given time. I ran into this a lot when I ran Parallels.

There's a device manager you can use to allocate the resource to the OS you choose, but I can't remember what it's called.
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