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Old 02-15-2008, 06:41 AM   #1
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Thumb 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!

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 (... anyway, the key difference is the activation of the access to the USB filesystem).
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Old 02-15-2008, 07:07 AM   #2
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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.
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Old 03-20-2008, 01:52 PM   #3
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ASUS EEE-PC (Xandros LINUX) and MAPSOURCE

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is it possible to run MAPSOURCE under Xandros LINUX on a EEE_PC ?
Did anyone make this possible and can give further details here ?

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Old 03-20-2008, 03:27 PM   #4
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Yes. Somebody please help with EEE_PC!
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Old 03-21-2008, 06:35 AM   #5
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Old 03-21-2008, 07:18 PM   #6
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is it possible to run MAPSOURCE under Xandros LINUX on a EEE_PC ?
Did anyone make this possible and can give further details here ?

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Wine is supposed to be able to do it, but haven't had any luck making that happen as of yet.
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Old 03-21-2008, 08:00 PM   #7
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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.
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.
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Old 03-22-2008, 12:21 AM   #8
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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)
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Old 03-22-2008, 08:50 AM   #9
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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.
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Old 08-24-2008, 11:22 AM   #10
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Anybody has MapSource version 6.13.4 for download? Looks like the newer version is junk under Wine )\(damn Vista support)
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Old 08-24-2008, 02:55 PM   #11
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Anybody has MapSource version 6.13.4 for download? Looks like the newer version is junk under Wine )\(damn Vista support)
Hey Joern - What's happening? 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.

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Hey Joern - What's happening? 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

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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.

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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.

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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.
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Old 08-24-2008, 04:10 PM   #13
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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.
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Old 08-25-2008, 02:39 PM   #14
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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 .

Direct link for download: http://www8.garmin.com/software/MapSource_6134.exe
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Old 07-01-2009, 01:16 AM   #15
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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. Why can't Garmin (and others) just do a version that works on linux right away..?
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