[ubuntu-uk] TomTom One

Lucy lucybridges at gmail.com
Thu Jul 23 09:22:37 BST 2009

2009/7/23 Mark Fraser <kubuntu at mfraz.orangehome.co.uk>:
> 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.

Ooh, thanks. I didn't know that you could do that. Is there an easy
way to set this up in advance within having the TomTom in the same
city as the computer? I guess using vnc/gitso at a later date might be
the easiest option..

>> 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.

I think my Dad was just keen to get the 'freebies' mentioned on the
side of the box, but like I said it was hard to know what these were
and whether there was a time limit. If I can get wine working with
TomTom Home, so that he can update maps for free that would be great

Thanks again.

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