Application Details:

Version: 6.15.x
License: Free to use
Votes: 8
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.3.2

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

Old test results
The test results you have selected are very old and may not represent the current state of Wine.
Selected Test Results

What works

  • using the app (create waypoints, search, create routes)
  • transferring to the GPS (routes, waypoints)
  • transferring from the device (all)
  • update from 6.15.6 to 6.15.11

What does not

Help does not work. May just be missing a winetrick but I do not care enough about the help function to bother (basically noticed it hung when I fat-fingered the selection of the about dialog in the help menu to verify MapSource's version)


What was not tested

  • saving maps to a CF card (had no need since last transfer under older MapSource and wine)
  • transferring tracks to the device (there is no point in doing this but it may work)
  • transferring maps to the device (my StreetPilot 2610 only has USB 1.1 so I always transfer to a CF card)
  • I had the 6.15.6 for a while before updating it through the web updater. Cannot remember what wine version I installed that under.

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

- F12 has udev rules for GPS devices, so you just need to do 'ln -s /dev/gps0 com1' in ~/.wine/dosdevices - I do use gdiplus from winetricks

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 09 20101.3.2Yes Yes GoldFelipe Cota 
ShowFedora 13 x86_64Jul 31 20101.2Yes Yes Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 15 20101.1.40Yes Yes GoldTed Garrison 
CurrentFedora 12 x86_64Mar 25 20101.1.38N/A Yes Silverpcfe 
ShowUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 09 20101.1.38Yes Yes GoldTed Garrison 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected

Show all bugs

HowTo / Notes


This will be added to as needed. Let me know if you have any info that should be in here.

To get 6.15.11 to work in Unbuntu 9.10:

1) Make sure your Wine is up-to-date (1.1.40 is latest known to work)

2) Get Winetricks

3) Run Winetricks

      sh winetricks vcrun2005

4) If you've had a version of MapSource running previously and had to install gdiplus, you now need to disable it.

Open winecfg, go to the libraries tab, select gdiplus and remove.

5) Run the MapSource 6.15.11 installer.

6) Edit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf and add a # to comment out the following line:

       blacklist garmin_gps

   so that it appears like this:

      #blacklist garmin_gps

7) Load the garmin_gps module:

    modprobe garmin_gps

8) Create a symlink so that Mapsource can find your gps:

      ln -s /dev/ttyUSB0 ./.wine/dosdevices/com1

9) Run MapSource and enjoy.

Native GDIPLUS that was generally needed to get MapSource working with versions of Wine prior to 1.1.40 no longer works. Switch to using the builtin GDIPLUS as of 1.1.40. It appears to work well now. Cheers to the Wine team.