What does not
System serial port detection does not work, requires editing the registry to get GPS communication to work
Closing Help causes a page fault.
What was not tested
I was only able to test using a serial Garmin eTrex Legend GPS and a USB Garmin GPSMap 60CSx.
Non Garmin USB receivers may or may not work because I am unsure of their Linux support. Any serial device should work but I am not certain.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jun 03 2008||1.0-rc3||Yes||Yes||Gold||Forrest Samuels|
|Show||Ubuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jan 09 2008||0.9.52.||Yes||Yes||Gold||Forrest Samuels|
There is a bug in wine that doesn't allow EasyGPS to determine the available COM ports. This prevents you from configuring what port(s) to use when communicating with your GPS receiver.
To get EasyGPS to communicate with your GPS, you need to edit the registry.
Find the keys under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\TopoGrafix\Common\GPS Receivers
Those are your configured GPS receiver(s). Select one and change the com port value to the configured com port it is connected to. Restart EasyGPS and it will work. If your GPS is USB, be sure that it is NOT configured as USB in EasyGPS.
I've written up a more detailed howto with screen shots: Getting EasyGPS 1.3.7 Working in Linux