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Re: [opensuse-factory] work for the future: why do you still use Windows
On 08/03/11 13:15, Stuart Tanner wrote:
On Tuesday 08 Mar 2011 09:20:25 Philippe Andersson wrote:
On 07/03/11 20:36, Greg KH wrote:
I just connected my TomTom XL IQ Routes. Seen like a mass storage. How
can I download the map updates from Garmin?

Again, the kernel is working here, you just need to copy the proper
files to the device. I do that all the time with my Garmin device.


I also have a Garmin Nuvi, and I would love to be able to update it from
Linux. Could you please document the steps you take to update it (or
point to an existing doc) ?

I couldn't even register it on Garmin website, let alone download the
map updates, as they require you to install some ActiveX in your browser
to identify the device. Not an option, as I don't have Windows.


Ph. A.

My father has a TomTom OneXL as far as I know the only way to update the
software is via TomTomHome sure i can see it as a mass storage device, but is
there a how to somewhere the describes how to download the file and where on
the device to apply them in order to get the latest updates?

That's one of the beefs I have with TomTom, their GPS's runs Linux with some form of convoluted FAT partition.
About 4 years ago I backed up a TomTom Go 700 to Linux successfully, applied some updates and when restored all the filenames appeared as lowecase only and the device was bricked. I had to RMA back to TomTom to be fixed.
I never worked out whether the problem was FAT support on Linux at that time or something strange on the GPS. I do transfer mixed case files to FAT partitions on Beagleboard and to USB keys regularly without such a problem.

The commercial guys do some strange things - I have seen some Linux firewall distros that were designed to work only with Windows.
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