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Old 06-02-2009, 15:17   #256
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I haven't checked the actual usage of the card and the computer is right now on the boat and I don't plan to go there until it warms up BUT I think the 8G is way more than enough. Probably 4G would have done fine.

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I haven't checked the actual usage of the card and the computer is right now on the boat and I don't plan to go there until it warms up BUT I think the 8G is way more than enough. Probably 4G would have done fine.

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Old 08-02-2009, 14:04   #258
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I haven't checked the actual usage of the card and the computer is right now on the boat and I don't plan to go there until it warms up BUT I think the 8G is way more than enough. Probably 4G would have done fine.
Thanks Paul. I am going to try to get the developer keys and follow your instructions from there.
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I got the XO from the boat. When I do a df / command it says its using 45% of the 8G card. That's with over a 1300 charts which take up more than 2G of the 8G.
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I got the XO from the boat. When I do a df / command it says its using 45% of the 8G card. That's with over a 1300 charts which take up more than 2G of the 8G.


I saw some 16gb cards but I'm not really sure I would want or need them. I don't want to watch movies or listen to music on it due to the screen size or sound. Not going to write a book on either. Seems like the 8gb is a good choice then.

What is the speed of the card you are using? 6x?
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Not sure what speed it is but its one of those Turbo SDHC and it says Class 6 (I think, eyes not that good anymore).

BTW if there any Linux experts out there still, I want to make a copy of the 8G SD card so I have a backup. Does anyone know how to do that.

Also Cagney, you sent me instructions on doing something so that the df command would work for the internal flash. Somehow I've lost your email, could you send it again..thanks
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Not sure what speed it is but its one of those Turbo SDHC and it says Class 6 (I think, eyes not that good anymore).

BTW if there any Linux experts out there still, I want to make a copy of the 8G SD card so I have a backup. Does anyone know how to do that.

Also Cagney, you sent me instructions on doing something so that the df command would work for the internal flash. Somehow I've lost your email, could you send it again..thanks
OK Paul, I will dig it out tomorrow, as I am using a different mail program now.
Meanwhile the copy command you are looking for is "dd".
dd if=(your 8G SD card) of=( where you want to copy it to).
Do a "man dd" for full instructions.
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Thanks Thomas. I thought that might be the command I needed. I'll give it a try once I get a new 8G SD card.
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Google Earth on the XO

If anyone is interested: the new V5 of Google earth works on the XO running Ubuntu. There was a number of problems getting it to work and if anybody wants to try it, I'll post how I resolved them.

But its awfully slow. You get a warning saying you are running in OpenGL mode so it will be slow. I don't think there is a DirectX for Linux. The options page doesn't even give you a choice.

Also, unfortuantely there is no GPS support.
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As an experiment you might want to run GEV5 under wine.

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As an experiment you might want to run GEV5 under wine.


that will most certainly work even more slowly, if at all (I am not sure Wine provides support for advanced vector graphics of any kind)
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As an experiment you might want to run GEV5 under wine.

Well ever the masochist, I tried it but couldn't get past running the GoogleEarthSetup.exe under wine. Oh well.
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Wine... yep, that's masochism if I ever saw it. I tried getting stuff (Coastal Explorer, WxTide32) running under wine and gave it up for the bad job it is.
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Yes I Know I've tried just about every navigation program out there under wine and the only one that works, and works perfectly, is SeaClear 2. I hope the author never introduces something into it that stops it working.
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Paul, sorry for sending you down a tortuous path that didn't workout.
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