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Re: Mappery : Ye! Utuvienyes! and also Eureka!



On Tue, 12 May 2009 15:56:18 -0400, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:

> On Tue, 2009-05-12 at 19:24 +0000, Beartooth wrote:
>> Skimming through Fedora's routine updates, one day not long ago, I
>> noticed the string "garmin" -- and just now thought to try one more
>> time to make one of my GPSs (all of which are Garmins) talk to my
>> legacy proprietary map software under Wine.
>> 
>>         IT DID IT!
> 
> Perhaps you'd like to share the details. I also have a Garmin and
> wouldn't be averse to trying it.

        Gladly. I'm currently running wine-1.1.15-1.fc10.i386; some 
months back, and before the latest updates, I had gotten both 
Garmin' MapSource and Topo US 2008 to install, launch, and run -- 
to do everything, in fact, *except* make the all-important 
connection to any GPS. (I have a poor man's little yellow Etrex, 
an Etrex vista (the old one, from ca. 1998, *not* H nor C nor X), 
and a pair of Rino 120s.)

        Just now, with my old Garmin cable plugged into the 
serial port on the back of this main machine, I tried once more, 
first launching MapSource, and then connecting and starting a 
rino. It found it at  once -- something it had never been able to 
do -- with the preference tab for transfers set to auto.

        In fact, it actually transferred all my waypoints, 
routes, and tracks; but I decided the routes and most of the 
tracks were no use any more, and deleted them (from the PC, not 
from the GPS).

	I had similar results with my old Maptech software for the 
Appalachian Trail, and failure with DeLorme TopoUSA 6.0, which I can't 
seem to get to install under Wine at all. I also own an old set of CDs 
from Topo.com, and some other DeLorme stuff, but haven't tried them again.

-- 
Beartooth Staffwright, PhD, Neo-Redneck Linux Convert
Remember I know precious little of what I am talking about.


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