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Now that I've discovered this useful place for solving problems I'd like to find the solution to my next issue. I used to be able to connect my Garmin GPSMAP 76CSx by usb to my old PC with Ubuntu, it was a complicated solution (for me) but sadly I can't find it again for this PC. Can anyone direct me to a fix. I'm using Ubuntu 12.04.

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I found this solution which works with my device:

Basically, you have to add the following repository:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:andreas-diesner/garminplugin 
sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install garminplugin 

In the next step, you have to go to firefox and click in Preferences, Tools, Defaul user agent --- GarminPluginFake -- Firefox

I hope it helps.

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Many thanks, that worked, I also found a lot of useful information here: – user81116 Aug 12 '12 at 15:41

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