Connecting to GPS

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Connecting to GPS

Postby ilock on Mon Jul 09, 2007 9:10 am

I have a Magellan Explorist 201 GPS that I use for geocaching and I for some reason when I try to move a file over to it it's telling me that the drive is a read only and that it cannot write to it. Clearly something is wrong here, but I have no idea where to even start looking to try and fix this. I'm using Cassandra with all the current updates. I have two external drives hooked up with no permission or access problems on either one. Anyone have any ideas on what might be causing this?
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Postby Husse on Mon Jul 09, 2007 1:33 pm

Please describe your situation a bit more in detail.
How is the gps connected, what kind of storage device is it etc. Not least - the file system
And your fstab file
What you could try is to add "user" (no quotes) to the fourth field of its entry in fstab. Fields are separated by space, separation by comma (,) is done in the fourth field as there can be several options
Be careful, an error and you might not be able to boot properly. You will however end up in a TTY and be able to edit fstab.
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Postby MartinRF on Mon Jul 09, 2007 3:54 pm

Is your Magellan really meant to interface to the computer like it was any USB stick? My Garmin for sure isn't and I need programs that talk Garmin. I mostly use GPSman. I think it does Magellan too.

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Postby Husse on Mon Jul 09, 2007 6:09 pm

MartinRF is right. That's what I was thinking of when I wrote
what kind of storage device is it

Because if it is not set up more or less like a USB stick you get problems.
There are cameras that need programs like fspot to communicate...
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Postby ilock on Mon Jul 09, 2007 7:13 pm

You could use it like a USB stick provided you had the files in the right format prior to uploading them but I would not recommend it. I've not looked at GPSman yet, been trying to get GSAK to work under WINE. The connection to the computer is by USB. Right now the problem is getting Mint to recognize the the GPS unit is read/write and not just read only.

MartinRF wrote:Is your Magellan really meant to interface to the computer like it was any USB stick? My Garmin for sure isn't and I need programs that talk Garmin. I mostly use GPSman. I think it does Magellan too.

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