[Wine] Need assistance connecting Garmin GPS via USB in Mapsource
Beartooth at swva.net
Sun Feb 8 10:19:22 CST 2009
On Sun, 08 Feb 2009 09:33:31 -0600, steveor wrote:
> I am new to Linux, Ubuntu, WIne etc but despite all that I am operating
> in Ubuntu 8.10, with MapSource 6.13.6 installed via Wine 1.0.1. I
> know there is an issue in getting MapSource to recognize the GPS while
> connected via USB but I am unable to understand the steps provided to
> solve this issue.
If you're getting this advice a/o these steps from some public
place, please specify it; I'd like to go study it.
> I've been advised to enter "sudo modprobe garmin_gps" in terminal and to
> check the results. So I connect the GPS and get a "/dev/ttyUSB0" file.
> I've been advised it should be owned by root and dialup group and to
> change the ownership to myself. However I don't know how to do this. I
> was also told to go to ~/.wine/devices and make a soft link called com1
> to /dev/ttyUSB0. Again I don't know if this creates the soft link or
> if I have to do something else. I've done a number of iterations of the
> above but still am unable to get MapSource to recognize my GPS device.
> Any help walking me through the process would be greatly appreciated.
Not to discourage you, but I've been trying for ten years to get
my Garmin GPSs to talk to my Garmin software under Fedora (and RedHat
before it was called Fedora) -- and still can't quite.
Don't get me wrong; wine has made great strides in that time;
MapSource really does install, launch, and run -- three great triumphs.
But the fourth and greatest, getting the hard- and software to
talk to one another, still awaits resolution, afaik.
There are people who claim it can be done with other means than
wine -- such as vmware, for instance, which I haven't yet gotten around
Btw, it seems that wine's handling of serial ports a/o com ports,
still leaves much to be desired. May they're out of date to everyone but
us, and especially to the avid players of games, who seem to be on this
list in large numbers. You'll find pointers toward some of the ways I've
tried in the past, with lots of help, in the archives of the
And whatever you do, if/when you actually make it all the way,
please post widely, including here, how you did it. Good luck!
Beartooth Staffwright, PhD, Neo-Redneck Linux Convert
Remember I know precious little of what I am talking about.
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