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    Tomtom GPS USB Port

    The software for a tomtom GPS installs perfectly under wine. However that same software does not see the tomtom gps which is connected via the USB port. The software says "NO Device connected"
    In Ubuntu the gps is available when connected via the USB port.
    Anybody some Ideas how I can make the GPS visible for the tomtom software in WINE??

    (PS: The software used on the tomtom is LINUX so why no linux supporting software?? Anyway this is a problem for later)
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    Re: Tomtom GPS USB Port

    Not sure, but is it similar to when using a usb device in a virtual machine? ie you have to unmount it from the linux system for it to be seen by the virtual machine and possibly wine in this case?

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    Re: Tomtom GPS USB Port

    Even the virtual machine does not see the device connected to the USB port. In other words NO success in Wine and NO success in virtual machine.
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    Re: Tomtom GPS USB Port

    There are two issues here as I see it.

    1.TomTom doesn't currently support Linux users.
    2.Wine's implementation of USB connected devices is still in its infancy. Although TomTom Home will run under Wine, a TomTom device connected by USB isn't recognised, as wont many other devices connected by USB with Wine.

    In the longer term, say 5 years, I see the demise of the dedicated stand alone car satnav. Soon most phones will have the features you find on TomTom. Heck, my digital camera even has a GPS chip which will identify where I've taken my photos.

    Perhaps TomTom might eventually release a Linux version of their TomTom Home to extend its life before they are overtaken by the phone market.
    Last edited by Handssolow; December 1st, 2010 at 04:20 PM.

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    Re: Tomtom GPS USB Port

    At last, a light at the end of the tunnel...
    You should try http://pytomtom.tuxfamily.org
    Still in version 0.5, but at least, it can recognize a TomTom device connected to the usb port, and do some actions as GpsQuickFix, Backup and restore, and handle POI.
    Download the pyTomTom.tar.gz file (the .deb didn't install in my machine), and extract it's folder. Connect the TT device; go to the folder extracted and execute pytomtom.sh

    This is a long lasting, but promissing begin. Cheers, and Merry Christmas!

    Jorge

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    Re: Tomtom GPS USB Port

    just a correction, yes, the .deb installed using dpkg
    $ sudo dpkg -i pyTomTom.deb

    It shows in the Accessories
    Cheers

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    Re: Tomtom GPS USB Port

    Quote Originally Posted by Handssolow View Post
    There are two issues here as I see it.

    1.TomTom doesn't currently support Linux users.
    2.Wine's implementation of USB connected devices is still in its infancy. Although TomTom Home will run under Wine, a TomTom device connected by USB isn't recognised, as wont many other devices connected by USB with Wine.

    In the longer term, say 5 years, I see the demise of the dedicated stand alone car satnav. Soon most phones will have the features you find on TomTom. Heck, my digital camera even has a GPS chip which will identify where I've taken my photos.

    Perhaps TomTom might eventually release a Linux version of their TomTom Home to extend its life before they are overtaken by the phone market.
    its impossible to make programs under wine recognize mass storage. if i could get that working, i could say goodbye to dual booting

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    Re: Tomtom GPS USB Port

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnPta View Post
    Even the virtual machine does not see the device connected to the USB port. In other words NO success in Wine and NO success in virtual machine.
    Have the exact same problem but Wine doesn't play nice with usb.
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