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    iGO 8 running on 'nix

    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.

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    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.
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    Nice



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

    You did something different to make iGO recognize the GPS?

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    My setup:
    Archlinux+matchbox wm + lilliput 7" + iGO8

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    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?!
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    Quote 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(?)
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    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.
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    Are you guys using a usb gps device with it or serial?

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    Quote 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.
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    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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