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Garmin Express using Wine

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Hi,

I found a link (https://www.christitus.com/2019/02/15/g ... ess-linux/)
that has instructions on how to get Garmin Express to run in Linux using WINE. However I keep getting this error:

unknown arg dotnet452
Usage: /usr/bin/winetricks [options] [command|verb|path-to-verb] ...
Executes given verbs. Each verb installs an application or changes a setting.

I think the above is saying that dotnet452 is invalid. I also do NOT get the .NET installation question and that's where the system bombs when I try to install Garmin Express.

The instructions also reference to having wine-devel 3.19 or higher but cannot find that in the software manager.

Don't assume that I know anything about using the terminal. All I can say is that it reminds me of when I USED to know MS-DOS.

I've seen posts about running a dual boot system or another virtual partition etc but those are far beyond my mental capabilities. When VISTA crashed I put in Linux Mint so I don't have any program disks to reinstall MS. I might be able to come with Win 98...

So, any help in getting this method to work would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Garmin Express using Wine

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you do not want to use garmin express http://download.garmin.com/lmu/GarminMapUpdater.exe <<< is what you want

but you still need to figure out the .NET installation. GOOD LUCK
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Re: Garmin Express using Wine

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Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (Standalone Installer)
but i still get
003f:err:mscoree:CLRRuntimeInfo_GetRuntimeHost Wine Mono is not installed
and have no idea what wine mono is supposed to be
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Re: Garmin Express using Wine

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Oh what a PITA!! But I got it to work, I had to download and install the latest version of wine-devel from winehq.com and then the latest version of winetricks. I think you need to male sure you've purged your system of old versions of wine and winetricks. I do appreciate what the Linux Mint people do but in this case the versions of the two aforementioned programs on the software manager site are too old to run Garmin Express and you have to get newer versions elsewhere. I wish I could help others but to be honest it was like being lost in a city for several hours and then coming upon the place you were looking for. Other than the two steps above, don't ask me how I got there. I willing to bet a can of Moxie that if you make sure you've purged and installed the above two programs, the directions provided earlier in my first post might work.

Good luck.
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gittist, just so you know, I've complained directly to Garmin about them not having a Linux version of Garmin Express. Their response was that not enough of the customer base uses Linux and they won't invest in development in a Linux version.
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I made the mistake of updating my system so Garmin Express is back to not working :evil:
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Here is a way to get the 4.0 ver of wine and install it. Copy and paste the linux commands into the terminal and press <ENTER>
I am using both wine and crossover. I found that the wine installation from this website "https://kifarunix.com/how-to-install-wi ... ebian-9-8/" works better than the one from the official site. Crossover started out from wine and then they added some refinements, it's very nice.

I am still trying to find a way to install Garmin Express but so far no luck.
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It can be a PITA setting it up on Windoze
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Ok, here is what I did and it works. First install wine as per my previous post, then run winetricks from your Software updater. Install the .NET as per the instructions from one of your previous posts. Than run the Chris Titus blog to install the whole cabudle using the Garmin site mentioned above. When you install the Garmin you will get a message to log in to your account ignore it and just continue. Unfortunately the graphics between windows and mint do not match very well so the type is pretty sparse. I hope this helps.
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Re: Garmin Express using Wine

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- isn't Garmin a Linux based product ?

... not to sure they should say they don't have enough Linux users, when they're using Linux to build the product !! :lol:
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