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#1 2018-01-19 16:31

CaptNoize
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From: Zombieland,Pa.
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Garmin Downloader

Is it possible to develop a Garmin friendly downloader for Q4OS...? I've been trying to update a Garmin Nuvi 1450 for the longest time,using Linux,really to no avail. I see a lot of posts on the web,talking about "how to" use Wine,and Ubuntu, but it's really convoluted... never works correctly. I think it would bring a lot more people to Q4OS.

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#2 2018-01-27 21:30

crosscourt
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Re: Garmin Downloader

Garmin is the problem and when companies stay proprietary, its difficult to create workarounds, especially within a single distro with so many devices that have the same issues, not just Garmin.

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#3 2018-01-31 15:09

CaptNoize
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Re: Garmin Downloader

I ended up using my computer at work with Winblows 10 to update my Garmin. I emailed Garmin in their "ideas" forum to make Garmin Express usable with Linux(Q4OS) specifically. The suggestion will  undoubtedly fall on "deaf ears". At least I made the request.

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#4 2018-01-31 19:27

crosscourt
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Re: Garmin Downloader

Supporting Linux isnt that tough, glad you found a workaround.

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