[clug] uppdate software for navig8r M35 GPS navigation system

Stephen Gibson Stephen.Gibson at anu.edu.au
Wed Apr 29 06:17:43 GMT 2009

Opps, forgot to use group reply for an earlier email, which would
have gone directly to John.

The update software for the navig8r now no longer uses activesync,
it was too slow and unreliable.   The current software, that upgrades
via an SDHC card reader, only runs under windows (I've tried Darwine).

The navig8r team have seen the error in their ways and, according to their 
web forum, are developing a web based upgrade method.

Since, this is a Linux list, I would like to note that the navig8r M35
has an ARM processor (which is used to run windows CE).
Anyone know if it would be possible to install ARM Ubuntu on this mobile device?
It only has a USB interface to the outside world and it is not obvious
to me how to interrupt the windoze boot process ...


On Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 04:02:52PM +1000, Francis James Whittle wrote:
> Note that I haven't done anything with an M35 ever.
> ActiveSync is one of those heavily closed technologies ... "third party"
> vendor need to pay licensing fees to Microsoft and that calibre.
> There's an opensource project SynCE ( http://www.synce.org ) that
> supposed to communicate with such devices (via multisync and the like),
> but as yet I've never been able to get it to work properly....
> On Wed, 2009-04-29 at 08:37 +1000, jhock wrote:
> > Hi All,
> > 
> > I have recently purchased a navig8r M35 navigation system. The
> > instruction manual suggests  using "active sync" on M$ Windows XP and
> > 2000.  I am using EEEBUNTU 8.10 on my EEEPC 10.
> > 
> > It would appear that OpenSync is the equivalent software to communicate
> > from my EEEPC to the M35 to update sofware and download updated maps,
> > points of interest etc.
> > 
> > Has anyone had experience communicating from LINUX to a M35? If so am I
> > on the right track?  Does anyone have any suggestions?
> > 
> > Thanks.
> > 
> > 
> > John
> > 

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