I'm traveling Europe by bike with a Garmin Etrex 30 gps. I'd like to use Viking or Foxtrot GPS for mapping purposes. Problem is, my computer, an Asus 1050HA eeepc, won't recognize my GPS device. When I usb plug in the gps it says it's saving the data as .gpx files. But i can't find the device, or the files, on the system.

Any help appreciated, thanks!!


While you might do some work with Viking reviewing .gpx files for transfer to and from the Etrex 30, you will not get it to work with FoxtrotGPS as a live gps device.

It doesn't have the ability to stream data, and FoxtrotGPS uses gpsd to stream the data to itself.

I think it might be the wrong device for what you might be wanting to do.

If, and why, it is not recognised as a mass storage device is another matter.


This is what Garmin told me:

"Thank you for contacting Garmin International. I'm happy to help with your question concerning the Garmin Communicator Plugin.

Unfortunately, the plugin is not compatible with a Linux OS. It will work with Windows XP or later and Mac OSX 10.6 or later.

You can respond directly to this email with any further questions you might have, or you can call us Monday through Thursday 8am to 6pm CST, or Friday 8am to 5pm CST. The toll free customer service number is 1-800-800-1020.

With Best Regards,

Karen 6887 Customer Care - Outdoor Team Garmin International"

Although there may be a way to work around it

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