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Re: garmin mounts as ttyUSB0

On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 10:05 PM, machiner <machiner@debiantutorials.org> wrote:

> Moreover, being a long-time user of Debian, I have always written to companies and
> asked for exactly what you have suggested, or similar.  As we all know, we usually
> don't get positive or proactive responses.  No "business case" is what we usually
> hear.  Pfft.
> http://www.debiantutorials.org/no-dice.png
> http://www.debiantutorials.org/communication1.png

Bummer :(

> Establishes it.  Of course, I cannot mount /dev/gps0 because it's not a block
> device (I'm looking...).  And the webupdater utility still refuses to see the device.
> What rials me is that I have read about successful mounts in Ubuntu with the .27
> kernel.    Grrrr.   Although not with the model I have.   However a Garmin driver has
> been part of the kernel for a while already.  IIRC.
> Worst case is that I walk upstairs and boot my kids Vista install (they dual boot
> with Debian and never boot to ...vista, eww.) to accomplish this task, but...I'd
> rather gouge my eyes out with a spoon.  This is Linux - there is a way!

Sounds like a weird device. I imagine you'll need to reverse engineer
the protocol if you want to be able to do it in Linux.



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