RE: how to get Wine to recognize the GPS?
by Sander Lelieveld on Saturday September 24th 2011, 15:50
I used the trick by using the Basecamp install first, then Mapsource. Just download the full-update versions from Garmin website, in that way you do not need any key to enter in mapsource. Basecamp needs (!) dotNet3.5. Do not forget that.
This making of the symbolic link only works if you are connected properly.
If you use Ubuntu (do not know if this works in any other distro, I run 11.04, and tested it in 10.10 as well, with good results.):
#remove garmin from blacklisted module:
sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
and put a # before the line with "garmin_gps"
then connect your garmin gps, turned on, and type:
sudo modprobe garmin_gps
ls -l /dev/ttyUSB*
should return a device.
This device (ttyUSB0 here) can be linked to WINE by the command given in previous post:
ln -s /dev/ttyUSB0 ~/.wine/dosdevices/com1
In Mapsource make sure that you search for garmin gps devices on COM1 (since that is what you just linked)