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Old 22-06-2011, 05:13   #16
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Re: Problem since after 2.2.918 garmin wont work

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but it keeps the thread alive,anyways. I'm suprised nobody else with this particular gps and OpenCPN has chimed in yet. ....
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Re: Problem since after 2.2.918 garmin wont work

Markj....

Looking into this problem a bit....

I have a Garmin GPS18 puck, using USB interface.
On Win7, I need to run as administrator to get it to work with recent versions of OCPN.

Have you tried this?

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Old 25-06-2011, 10:57   #18
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Re: Problem since after 2.2.918 garmin wont work

Hi Dave,

The Garmin USB GPS using my Garmin GPSmap76Cx handheld does not have a software program to 'run as administrator'.
The User is administrator.

(Its not the Puck. Its a hand held GPS with Plotter)

In Device Manager it comes up as Garmin USB GPS and the driver is up to date. It says its working properly.

Its say location: Port_#0002.Hub_#0002


Any thoughts?

What changes has the OepnCpn software done since 2.2.918 that would cause it not to work?


Thanks so much for your help.




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Re: Problem since after 2.2.918 garmin wont work

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What Dave s talking about is to run OpenCPN as an administrator on your computer. Perhaps you are running as admin all the time? If not, it's worth a try!
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Old 25-06-2011, 11:09   #20
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What Dave s talking about is to run OpenCPN as an administrator on your computer. Perhaps you are running as admin all the time? If not, it's worth a try!
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Hi Thomas,

I tried that too. And tried again just then and no, it doesn't work.

I also tried with Compatability set to Vista instead of Win7 and that had no effect.

It has me a tad flumoxed. LOL

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Re: Problem since after 2.2.918 garmin wont work

Markj....

I do not have access currently to a Garmin 76C, so this may be a bit of trial and error. I borrowed one once, but do not recall exactly when, or what version was tested/verified. Could have been 918 or before.....


I have an idea for the next Beta to try out, so we shall see.

There were lots of changes after 2.2.918 relating to Garmin USB support. The main issue concerned hotplugging, which I seem to have gotten right on the GPS-18, anyway.

Sorry this is such a PIA. Please stay tuned....

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Old 25-06-2011, 12:40   #22
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Sorry this is such a PIA. Please stay tuned....


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Thats fine

I'll try each new Beta and report back to you


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Re: Problem since after 2.2.918 garmin wont work

Mark,
Are you using a serial-usb converter, and if so, which one? My experience is that there are problems with OpenCPN and the W7 drivers, particularly Prolific. My solution was to dump W7 and run XP.
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Re: Problem since after 2.2.918 garmin wont work

Don, W7 had problems early on with some drivers but I think they were solved long ago. At least in my experience.
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Re: Problem since after 2.2.918 garmin wont work

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Hi Thomas,

I tried that too. And tried again just then and no, it doesn't work.

I also tried with Compatability set to Vista instead of Win7 and that had no effect.

It has me a tad flumoxed. LOL

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Aargh!
Mark,
yet another idea-this HAS to work...have you tried Xport?Freeware.Only codicil is that it won't work on 64bit Win7 but 32 is ok,they say.
XPort
It works very well on OpenCPN.The useful thing is,you can run the gps in two or more apps at once on the same port# or different ones if you like.So as testing,you can run your older OPCN side by side with the newer betas and Google Earth .It's pretty easy to setup. It's self contained so just needs a shortcut made to desktop and doesn't install a bunch of crapola...I've been using it for years without any failures.


XPort

PS it autostarts only if you have "enable Ports" checked,but there's plenty of help onsite
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Re: Problem Since 2.2.918 - Garmin Won't Work

OK fixed it.

Before I say how, I would like to mention that it was not the fault of the program!

So appologies to Dave and others who helped.

Solution: I bought a new computer.


Win 7 again. My old one was only 2 years old, and had done 15,000nms. Maybe they die in the bum after that?
Anyway, I dont see why a new computer would have affected it unless it has something to do with deleting old versions of the program, which I always do. And then I run a registry checker.

So there you go. It was my old computers fault. Solution, like everything on boats: Just throw money at it.

Now, I need to go find how to recover Mums email address and every otherF$#$% thing I have lost!

I do have the old hard drive, now as a external drive so its all on there somewhere.....



Thanks for everyones help.


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Re: Problem Since 2.2.918 - Garmin Won't Work

Markj....

Well, that is a solution.

Just curious, though: I did make a change between 620 and 628 relating to Garmin USB support.

I guess we'll never know for your old machine, but for the new box it would be interesting to see if 620 still fails, and 628 works....

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Re: Problem Since 2.2.918 - Garmin Won't Work

Gee..you are the #1 OpenCPN Fan,Markj
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Gee..you are the #1 OpenCPN Fan,Markj
I don't bite the hand that feeds me for free

And Dave's very nice. I guess all the geeky girls are trying to get into his Inbox.


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