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    Cool TomTom on Linux PC

    I have been doing some reading, maybe I should still do more

    Anyway, I was wondering if the info on the following pages could be of some use in making TomTom work natively on a Linux PC.

    http://www.tomtom.com/page.php?Page=gpl

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    http://www.opentom.org/Main_Page


    I am currently trying to get the PPC emulator/TomTom combo working from within Centrafuse, but just wondered if any of you Linux bods might know of a more elegant solution...

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    I think you still need the activation codes for a real tom tom to get the maps to work correctly. We were talking about getting this software running on the Zaurus.
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    It's installed by default on every version of Windows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShawJohn View Post
    I have been doing some reading, maybe I should still do more

    Anyway, I was wondering if the info on the following pages could be of some use in making TomTom work natively on a Linux PC.

    http://www.tomtom.com/page.php?Page=gpl

    and

    http://www.opentom.org/Main_Page


    I am currently trying to get the PPC emulator/TomTom combo working from within Centrafuse, but just wondered if any of you Linux bods might know of a more elegant solution...

    Although TomTom is Linux software on a Linux system, the source is not available.
    As it runs on a small embedded system, it's likely to be very stripped down and heavily modified Linux Kernel.

    As such, the TomTom software will probably not work on a "standard" Linux kernel.
    Although theoretically you could try it, debug and patch the kernel, It's not easy to do.



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    there is lots of info on the links I posted about what TomTom have done to Linux to make it work

    Some peeps on here have also got the TomTom Go software working on a Sharp ?Zaurias? Linux PDA. All you need is a Map/Software License key.

    TomTom have an SDK available too

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShawJohn View Post
    there is lots of info on the links I posted about what TomTom have done to Linux to make it work

    Some peeps on here have also got the TomTom Go software working on a Sharp ?Zaurias? Linux PDA. All you need is a Map/Software License key.

    TomTom have an SDK available too
    Yes that is true.
    Maybe I mis-expressed myself.

    The reason it works in a Sharp Zaurus is that they have the same processor type.
    The TomTom software will not run on a i386-compatible system as it's not compiled for that.

    If you would have the source of the TomTom application you could probably compile it for a i386 type processor without too much trouble.

    But because we do not have the source code, the software can only be run on compatible processors, or you can run the software through an emulator...

    BTW: Are there any PDA emulators for Linux?

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    how about a Zaurus emulator for linux? might be a similar solutino to using the PPC emulator on windows: http://www.virtera.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by sama View Post
    how about a Zaurus emulator for linux? might be a similar solutino to using the PPC emulator on windows: http://www.virtera.com/
    I've never seen a Zaurus emulator for pc. Doesn't mean one doesn't exist, but I've been using Zauruses for a few years.
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    So maybe I can finally find a use for my Zaurus 5500?

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    so has anyone tried the emulator? I haven't got a PC with Linux on yet

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