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Old 06-19-2009, 04:09 PM   #1
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Any linux users out there using a Zumo? What tools are you using for mapping and interacting with the GPS?
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Old 06-19-2009, 06:55 PM   #2
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Old 06-19-2009, 07:42 PM   #3
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Old 06-20-2009, 07:56 AM   #4
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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.
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Old 06-20-2009, 10:17 AM   #5
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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.
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Old 06-20-2009, 02:00 PM   #6
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I just hate using emulators and other layers for tasks that should be run natively! Dangit!

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/
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Old 06-20-2009, 02:33 PM   #7
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I just hate using emulators and other layers for tasks that should be run natively! Dangit!
Then you'll have to pick a Garmin supported OS...

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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.
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Old 06-20-2009, 03:19 PM   #8
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I just hate using emulators and other layers for tasks that should be run natively! Dangit!
Sucks to be you, it seems.

Have you tried running Mapsource under J Ubuntu Wine? I know Webupdater works on my Zumo with J64.
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Old 06-20-2009, 07:30 PM   #9
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I found a few apps in the portage tree for Gentoo. qlandkartegt looked the most promising from the summary.

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

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Hi,
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I just hate using emulators and other layers for tasks that should be run natively! Dangit!
Complain to Garmin

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.
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Complain to Garmin
Garmin doesn't properly support their "supported" platforms
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Old 06-23-2009, 03:55 AM   #14
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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.

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Old 06-23-2009, 10:46 AM   #15
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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 FOSS rules!
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