Garmin Nuvi 205
Posted by anjilslaire on February 6, 2009
I received a GPS for Christmas, and finally got some time to play with it a bit.
The Nuvi 205 is pretty slick. I mounted it to the windshield & plugged it in. No reading of the manuals needed here kids.
After agreeing OK to not play with it while driving, I found it very easy to cnfigure and get me where I want to go. As soon as I got home from my 1st trip, I plugged it into my PC to see about getting it updated.
The good news ius that Ubuntu recognizes thdevice as a storage drive, so I can add extra voices, cars, etc by simply unzipping them into the appropriate folders.
Wine even allows the installation of the Garmin software updater.
The bad news is that the Garmin software updater does not recognize the device when plugged into Linux, even under Wine 1.1.14 😦
So, I had to plug it into a WIndows box to update the OS and install the 2009 map update, which I got free in my 60 days of free updates.
The map update was 1.2gigs. Sheesh.
Aside from that snafu, I’m now cruising down the road being tracked by “Judy,” the British voice guiding my onscreen Black Pearl.