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    OK I just tried 10.04 and it still doesn't work. If you cat /dev/ttyUSB0, does it output anything, before and after the program has finished running?

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    run gpsctl -n

    have to have gpsd running
    then try

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    Yeah I have tried all that. You actually don't need gpsd running if you use gpsctl -f. Anyway, it's already set to NMEA mode.

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    Hi, what's gpsctl? Where can I find it. I'm trying another app and I can't set the COM port on Wine. It's a bluetooth module that has to be configure from the /dev/rfcomm0
    In a world without Gates and Windows there are no fences or walls!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mailinatorjack View Post
    Sorry to bring up an old thread, but I'm in need of some help! I followed this howto (minus the gpsd part) but I can't get the unit to find a satellite. I have linked /dev/ttyUSB0 to com3 and configured system.reg, etc.

    Strange thing is when I cat /dev/ttyUSB0, I get a lot of gps data returned from the receiver, but then when I start the garmin mobile pc, then shut it down, nothing is returned when I cat /dev/ttyUSB0 until I unload pl2303/usbserial and re-modprobe them. It's as if the application, or wine is causing the module to fail.

    Is someone able to verify this? Can someone start garmin mobile pc, stop it, then cat /dev/ttyUSB0 and is data returned? I think I might have to try a different pl2303 module, that's all I can think of.

    One other thing I thought might have been a problem was the speed of the serial was set to 9600, but the usb device I'm using (bu-353) is only 4800. However in windows it's set to 9600 and it works in there so I don't think that's the problem.

    I have tried it on ubuntu 9.04 and 9.10.

    Any suggestions highly appreciated. Thanks!
    I suggest you try using your gps device with another application first, to try and isolate the problem. Try using it with oziexplorer (they have a trial version, but I am not sure if it's functional enough to see whether everything works...). This way you will know if it's a wine problem, a module problem or a garmin mobile pc problem.

    If your gps works with linux gps applications, then I guess your usbserial module is ok.

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    wow! nice job rogerdugans!

    can i ask a few question about it?

    , i have implant the GPS/GSM module at my laptop by slotting it into mini PCIE slot, using Sierra Wireless MC8780.

    im using linux debian oshirix OS, so is it possible the Garmin to send an email together with the coordinate to detect my laptop in case it is stolen? maybe send the coordination via email? thanks.

    Kiraichi

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    Great stuff! I am starting to really test using ubuntu for dedicated CarPC and GPS was the hold back. Already have GMPC so it's a plus!

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    Very good and useful.

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    From the first time I found this "Garmin MobilePC being
    tested- so far, so good" I allways be back, because this
    article helps me solve problems installing GarminMobilePC on
    linux mashine.
    Sorry if I make mistakes (english not my native.
    I am not linux guru, but spent lot of time digging in inernet
    and making mistakes, achieve result - Garmin works !

    I use my eeepc 900 with GarminMobilePC.
    In 4 gb disk I install WattOS.(For me it's best).

    Article above very usable ,and I only add few sentences.
    With my eeepc I use Holux bluetooth device M-1000,(M1200e also
    works).
    If needed install bluez:
    sudo apt-get install bluez
    In terminal :
    hcitool scan
    scanning ...
    can see: XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX ...You device mac.
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    go to etc/bluetooth
    edit rfcomm.conf (gksu leafpad /etc/bluetooth/rfcomm.conf)

    rfcomm.conf:
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    rfcomm0 {
    bind yes;
    device XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX;
    channel 1;
    comment "HOLUX";
    }
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    .wine system.reg add lines

    [Hardware\\Devicemap\\Serialcomm] 1231984861 @=""
    "rfcomm0"="Serial0"
    "rfcomm1"="Serial1"
    "Serial0"="COM1"
    "Serial1"="COM2"

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    sudo rfcommbind /dev/rfcomm0 XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    In terminal:
    hcitool scan
    scanning ...
    can see yours bt device: XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX ...
    cat /dev/rfcomm0 /devices/ttyS0
    You must see scrolling data:....

    Close terminal and open new:

    ln -s /dev/rfcomm0 ~/.wine/dosdevices/com1
    cat ~/.wine/dosdevices/com1
    You must see scrolling data again: ....

    if not works try:
    sudo cat /dev/rfcomm0 /devices/ttyS0
    if see scrolling data:
    $SPPGA.....
    $SPGSV....
    OK.
    go and create file /etc/udev/rules.d/40-rfcomm.rules

    add lines
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    KERNEL=="rfcomm*",
    GROUP="dialout",
    MODE="0666"
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    reboot
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Install wine, if needed winetricks ,

    corefonts,dotnet11,dotnet20,fakeie6,wininet.
    (sudo apt-get install wine)

    Install GarminMobilePC 5.00.6.0 (only this version will works)
    go to garmins MAIN.msi folder (cd /media/...).
    wine msiexec /i MAIN.msi
    start GarminMobilePC Que.exe and check your ID (3838736366)
    run generator and copy sw.unl to GarminMobilePC
    directory in .wine ,also copy gmapsupp.img.

    You are on the road again!!!!

    P.S. All write from memory and maybe make some mistakes .
    I dont remember if it is necessary to reboot after:
    sudo rfcommbind /dev/rfcomm0 XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX.
    If like use com2 ,change rfcomm0 to rfcomm1 and COM1 to COM2.
    In GarminMobilePC use Serial GPS (COM1) in settings.

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