You can follow the Feb 19 2006 instructions if you like but if you use Wine 1.0.1, you can ignore steps 3a-3e as well as step 7.
You also may not need the magnetic update or SP2 depending on how old your copy of SA 2005 is. I bought a new copy off a vendor on Amazon and didn't need to apply SP2, though the magnetic update was needed.
USB GPSs seem to work if you create a symbolic link (named comx where "x" is an integer from 1-4) to your USB device (usually /dev/ttyUSB0) in /.wine/dosdevices.
To begin position acquisition in SA 2005:
1) Start SA 2005 and go to the "GPS" tab.
2) Under "Edit Settings" click the "Device" button.
3) Choose a GPS device (my GPS is generic but the "Generic NEMA" did not work. I had to choose either "Delorme Earthmate" or "Delorme GpsTripmate").
4) Choose the COM port that corresponds to the name of the symbolic link you created.
5) Leave the "Settings" field alone and click "Done"
6) Click "Start GPS" and wait a few moments while it finds your GPS and begins signal aquisition.
What does not
Bluetooth GPS devices.
I tried to connect my RoyalTek RBT-1000 in the same way as my generic USB GPS (symbolic link to /dev/rfcom0) but SA fails to find the device. If I use GPSD to connect to the device (works great for xgps, GPSDrive, etc...) SA crashes out and takes GPSD with it when I click "Start GPS".
What was not tested
Voice features and everything that was already cleared in Feb of 2006.
Though this isn't open source and the cartographic data is old, this really is the cheapest and easiest way to get address-to-address routing, ZIP-code/address searching and such under linux.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 28 2009||1.0.1||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||PCLinuxOS 0.92||Feb 19 2006||0.9.7.||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|