[ubuntu-uk] TomTom One

Mark Fraser kubuntu at mfraz.orangehome.co.uk
Thu Jul 23 09:08:55 BST 2009

On Wednesday 22 July 2009 21:02:35 Lucy wrote:
> My Dad has a computer running Xubuntu, shortly to be replaced by a
> slightly newer machine running Ubuntu 9.04. About 18 months ago he
> bought a TomTom One and would like to be able to update it using the
> TomTom Home Client. Now I know this is Windows only (despite being
> written using the Mozilla framework!) and has no chance of working
> under Wine.

I'm using version 1.5 of TomTom Home on Kubuntu 8.04 and it does work. The 
TomTom One is recognised as a mass storage device so just tell Wine which 
drive it is.

> Finally, can someone with a TomTom say what, if anything, he is
> missing out on by not using the TomTom Home client? The documentation
> is terrible and I think I read somewhere that there was a time limit
> on the supposed 'freebies'? I'd ask TomTom directly but I'd need to
> sign up to their site first, which I'm loathed to do..

Don't think you're missing out on much, you can add POIs manually by browsing 
the drive and copying the files into the maps directory.

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