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    Yet another company blowing off the linux community...Does anyone know if there is any way to make the Garmin Nuvi 1450 work on opensuse? I tried it in wine with no luck and i also tried some rpm's i found on package search also with no luck...Help? :-)

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    I have a Nuvi 1410, it failed with openSUSE, and I guess that's the same for other linux distros. However, openSUSE did pick it up via usb as "Garmin nuvi flash" with file structure viewable in dolphin.

    With the Nuvi attached via usb on Windows with Firefox, it required a Garmin plugin to be automatically downloaded and installed in order to connect the Nuvi with the Garmin website, e.g. for updating.

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    Yes updating and registration is what i need to do *LOL* ... I did get a little somewhere with wine and fireforx but it won't detect the usb to connect with the device...

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    On 10/04/2011 08:36 PM, Angelbeast wrote:
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    > Yet another company blowing off the linux community


    i see their web site uses apache, and they advertise for folks to work
    on their embedded linux powered devices
    <http://jobs.arstechnica.com/list/162/> so i guess you mean they 'blow
    off' linux desktop users, not the entire linux community..

    so, have you written them a nice email and offer to test their linux
    software which replicates the experience they provide to their window
    and mac using buyers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angelbeast
    Yes updating and registration is what i need to do *LOL* ... I did get a
    little somewhere with wine and fireforx but it won't detect the usb to
    connect with the device...

    Hi
    Did you create a softlink in the dosdevices directory?

    For example here is one for my uniden scanner on com1;
    Code:
    ln -s /dev/ttyS0 com1
    
    com1 -> /dev/ttyS0
    You need to make a corresponding one for usb.

    On Garmin Mapsource to talk to my Nuvi as a storage device I use;
    Code:
    g: -> /media/GARMIN/
    Have you looked around here http://developer.garmin.com/

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    Hmmm.... I have a Garmin Nuvi 1390, and never attempted map or firmware updates via openSUSE. I have briefly investigated its files as a storage device though. I'll follow this thread to see where it leads....

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    Quote Originally Posted by deano ferrari
    Hmmm.... I have a Garmin Nuvi 1390, and never attempted map or firmware
    updates via openSUSE. I have briefly investigated its files as a storage
    device though. I'll follow this thread to see where it leads....

    Hi
    We have a Forerunner 305 and use pytrainer with that.
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/pytrainer/

    Just use crossover with garmin mapsource for the Nuvi 260w, then just
    make my own gpx files in a text editor for for additional tweaks (speed
    warnings etc).

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    Just use crossover with garmin mapsource for the Nuvi 260w, then just
    make my own gpx files in a text editor for for additional tweaks (speed
    warnings etc).
    Nice tip. Is wine ok too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by deano ferrari

    > Just use crossover with garmin mapsource for the Nuvi 260w, then just
    > make my own gpx files in a text editor for for additional tweaks
    > (speed warnings etc).

    Nice tip. Is wine ok too?
    Should be, crossover is just a tweaked version of wine...

    Need to dig out my notes on the gpx files (xml).

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    Default Re: Garmin Nuvi?

    Angelbeast wrote:

    >
    > Yet another company blowing off the linux community...Does anyone know
    > if there is any way to make the Garmin Nuvi 1450 work on opensuse? I
    > tried it in wine with no luck and i also tried some rpm's i found on
    > package search also with no luck...Help? :-)


    I registered my 1450 using a VirtualBox XP vm session but I can access all
    the files from native Linux. No problem with registration or file updates.

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