[Novalug] Triumph : Fedora/Garmin
beartooth at Beartooth.Info
Sat Jul 4 11:12:07 EDT 2009
Well, meseems I'm a fool, if not a triple-damn-fool --
but a mighty happy one (at long, long last)!
The beginning came when I first switched to linux, about
1998 or early 1999 -- and was assured Wine would soon be able to
handle my legacy proprietary GPS/topo map software. The
denouement came yesterday when I had occasion to shutdown and
reboot all four current PCs.
When I rebooted #1, after the upgrade to F11, I thought
to let it boot to XP and check the map suites there. They failed.
I supposed the cybergods had slipped a nasty knife between my
ribs. Not so. Blessed be their names!
Finally I thought to check my cablery. Sure enough, the
one I'd been testing with ran to #2, and one that had gotten
buried in the paperstorm was on #1.
I straightened that out. Lo! and Behold!, not only #1
*running* *Fedora* but now #2 do immediately find the GPSs -- and
the transfers finish as slick as a whistle.
Calloo, callay! Champagne is *strongly* indicated -- and
so is my best single malt. After nearly eleven years' wait, I may
go buy a bottle of rich man's champagne. And the last vestige of
M$ will disappear off the dual boot drive, and out of my house,
forthwith. All regulars are invited to help celebrate in person
at any time, should you pass nigh Blacksburg.
Beartooth Staffwright, Neo-Redneck Not Quite Clueless Power User
I think I just found out where up is.
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