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Garmin Express

Rolling release. Always indicate which Express version you tested your Wine version against.

Application Details:

Version: Rolling/Current
License: Free to use
URL: https://www.garmin.com/en-US/s...
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 7.0-rc5-staging

Maintainers: About Maintainership

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Test Results

Selected Test Results

What works

Application starts with black screen as noted by others.

What does not

When I iconize the window as a workaround for the black screen the application crashes. Even moving the window is enough to crash.

Workarounds

tried to work around the black screen by iconizing and reopening window as documented by others. Application just crashes.


I used winetricks to install dotnet472

What was not tested

Could not test any functionality

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU: Intel
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
CurrentFedora 35 x86_64Jan 17 20227.0-rc5-stagingYes Yes YesGarbagebirger 
ShowArch LinuxAug 19 20216.15-stagingYes Yes YesGoldAlex S. 
ShowLinux Mint 19.3 "Tricia"Mar 01 20216.0Yes Yes YesGoldDaniel Dodson 
ShowLinux Mint 19.3 "Tricia"Feb 23 20215.22Yes Yes YesGoldDaniel Dodson 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Jan 03 20215.22No, but has workaround Yes YesGoldNick Burrett 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

Installation instructions

The installation is quite basic. Download the installer with the links provided, e.g. to /tmp. Then proceed to create a new prefix somewhere your user has write permissions to, e.g. in /opt/garmin/:

mkdir -p /opt/garmin/ && cd /opt/garmin/
export WINEPREFIX=/opt/garmin/
wineboot -i

Install the .NET Framework 4.7.2 in there. --force is needed to prevent winetricks from not completing installation because some of the dotnet verbs may be broken:

winetricks --force dotnet472

Now execute GarminExpress.exe in there.

wine /tmp/GarminExpress.exe

That's about it, really. I additionally went into the settings and disabled launch on "boot" to remove possible complications this may cause, if any.

To simplify launching you can create a .desktop file and place it into /usr/share/applications/ to be able to launch it with your DE. Otherwise, export the wineprefix and launch:

wine "/opt/garmin/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/Garmin/Express/express.exe"
Remember to mount the device!

All tested Garmin devices present themselves as mass storage media to Linux, so their file system is browsable. If the issue arises that your device is not detected, check if it's mounted read-write. Not all distributions are configured to auto-mount such media.

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