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    Just thought I would share that iGO8 GPS software runs very good on my FreeBSD machine under wine 1.1.4. It actually loads faster than it does on windows! It was very simple to do just run 'wine iGo_PC.exe' in the iGO root folder. So far everything works good, just wanted to share since GPS is such a gray area in linux. So I may be moving over to linux in the truck since iGO is my favorite GPS app, and there is now supprt for other devices like HDradio too!

    Keep up the great work guys.

    Build Things, it keeps your brain busy.

    AutoPC v1 (Retired) - AutoPC v2 (in progress) - www.shocknet.us

  • #2
    I decided to put this to the test and programmed a 13 hour trip from the bottom of Michigan to the farthest point in the upper peninsula and started the simulate mode. Well it's been working away now for a few hours without issue spitting out full directions.
    Build Things, it keeps your brain busy.

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    • #3
      Nice



      Very Nice, today I just did a test with linux and, it work too! but I didīn had a GPS at the moment.

      You did something different to make iGO recognize the GPS?

      Mauricio

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      • #4
        My setup:
        Archlinux+matchbox wm + lilliput 7" + iGO8

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        • #5
          where does one get iGo 8? this looks very promising!

          also dinuxlt i'm interested in your matchbox set up! i've been a fluxbox user for years but matchbox looks like it'd be better for in the car, any pointers, thoughts, config files?!
          MobileThree: in car - Zotac Atom/ION - linuxICE 2.0.2
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          • #6
            Originally posted by blk02si View Post
            Just thought I would share that iGO8 GPS software runs very good on my FreeBSD machine under wine 1.1.4. It actually loads faster than it does on windows! ....
            Wow, that is great! Thanks for the update. I've always wanted to go Linux but gps capability was the stumbling block. IGO is my favorite so I will definitely put this on the testbench now!

            Thanks again

            Oh, I'm assuming you are running IGO8 PC(?)
            "Imagination is more important than knowledge." -AE

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            • #7
              Yes, running iGO8 PC version. Everything is stable as far as I'm concerned. The route completed successfully and the app is still up and running a few days later.

              So I am thinking about setting up a testbox with FreeBSD+nGhost+iGO8 for carPC use.
              Build Things, it keeps your brain busy.

              AutoPC v1 (Retired) - AutoPC v2 (in progress) - www.shocknet.us

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              • #8
                Are you guys using a usb gps device with it or serial?
                My carputer project

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by red_parchel View Post
                  where does one get iGo 8? this looks very promising!

                  also dinuxlt i'm interested in your matchbox set up! i've been a fluxbox user for years but matchbox looks like it'd be better for in the car, any pointers, thoughts, config files?!
                  we use matchbox in linuxice, so I may have a config file or two for yah.
                  Former author of LinuxICE, nghost, nobdy.
                  Current author of Automotive Message Broker (AMB).
                  Works on Tizen IVI. Does not represent anyone or anything but himself.

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                  • #10
                    Here's how to make igo8 see your USB GPS BU-353:
                    cd ~/.wine/dosdevices
                    ln -s /dev/ttyUSB0 com5
                    cd to igo8 dir
                    wine iGo_pc.exe

                    where ttyUSB0 is the devicename automatically created when plugging in your USB GPS device. This is module pl2303 in the linux kernel (CONFIG_USB_SERIAL_PL2303=m).

                    No gpsd needs to be running. Works out of the box this way either by having igo8 autodetect or setting is manually to com5 and 4800 for baud rate.

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                    • #11
                      Hi. I'm trying to use the symlink to com5 like you did from my /dev/rfcomm0 (bluetooth gpsdevice com port) and iGo says gps not found any hints?
                      In a world without Gates and Windows there are no fences or walls!!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by forevertheuni View Post
                        Hi. I'm trying to use the symlink to com5 like you did from my /dev/rfcomm0 (bluetooth gpsdevice com port) and iGo says gps not found any hints?
                        make sure the device is accessible to the user running wine.
                        Former author of LinuxICE, nghost, nobdy.
                        Current author of Automotive Message Broker (AMB).
                        Works on Tizen IVI. Does not represent anyone or anything but himself.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by tripzero View Post
                          make sure the device is accessible to the user running wine.
                          chmod 777 /dev/rfcomm0 ?is there any way to know if wine is seeing the COM outside igo?
                          In a world without Gates and Windows there are no fences or walls!!

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                          • #14
                            doesn't work
                            In a world without Gates and Windows there are no fences or walls!!

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                            • #15
                              Just check the permissions of /dev/ttyUSB0 when the device is attached. E.g:

                              # ls -la /dev/ttyUSB0
                              crw-rw---- 1 root dialout 188, 0 Oct 9 13:43 /dev/ttyUSB0

                              Then add your user to the suitable group:

                              gpasswd -a <user> dialout

                              Logout and login to get your groups updated.

                              Automatically searching from iGO stops for me on Com5 speed 4800 and delivers signal just like from Windows.

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