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Garmin update over Linux?

Hi -

My linux laptop sees my Garmin Nuvi 760 ok. I was just wondering if it's possible to run Garmin Updater in Linux (Ubuntu 8.10). Now that I got the TV tuner working, this is about the only thing I need Windows for.

thanks

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  • tomj03 0 Points
    You mean run it under Wine ?
    I won't risk my limb with that. :D
  • FreeBrrd 0 Points
    No, if I have to use Windows (or wine), I'll just keep Windows. It dual boot so not a big deal. I tried wine so I could use Eudora because I could use the same folder in different operating systems, but didn't like it I hadn't expected the tv tuner to work so easily.
  • tomj03 0 Points
    Webupdater is offered only in EXE , if I am not mistaken.
  • dalesd 0 Points
    Hey FreeBrrd,

    Welcome to the freedom of open source!

    People are reporting success with the Garmin updater and wine on the Ubuntu forums. http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=231452 It's an old thread, but it seems to work.

    If you don't want to use wine, it looks like the update is just a self-extracting zip file. Extract the contents, copy to a SD card, put the card in your Nuvi, start the Nuvi, and it'll find the files and ask you if you want to update.

    However, I haven't tried this. The last time I updated I used my Windows PC at work. I still have the latest 4.60 firmware on my Nuvi 760, so I can't try this myself right now.
  • FreeBrrd 0 Points
    I discovered another application that will require windows - monitoring my solar controller - so looks like I'm keeping windows for a bit. I don't update very often anyway.

    Thanks
  • dalesd 0 Points
    One snag I've run in to is that the "Garmin Communicator Plugin" is for Windows and Mac only. I may try installing Firefox for Windows under Wine so I can run that plugin. You need it to register the Nuvi on the my.garmin.com website, but there's also a 'map my ride' website that uses it I'd like to try out. http://bicycling.trimbleoutdoors.com/MapMyStory.aspx

    What sort of solar controller monitoring are you doing? I have a 3.5kw PV system on my house, and I'm trying to find a way to do some real-time monitoring.
  • FreeBrrd 0 Points
    I haven't got it yet, but am planning on a morningstar sunsaver mppt solar charge controller. Mine is for a camper I'm building. That is also why I have the TV tuner for the laptop.

    http://www.dekatodesigns.net/camper/schematic.html

    Check out the forum on Northern Arizona Wind & Sun

    http://www.wind-sun.com/ForumVB/

    These guys are really helpful, not employed by Northern Arizona Wind & Sun. One of the guys wrote the software to monitor the controller.
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