Robert asked me to send this to the list. It's an e-mail I sent to him
a few hours ago.
I've been advised:
to contact you regarding the problems I'm having getting GPSBabel to
work on my iBook. I'm using a serial to USB plug connection with my
Foretrex 101 and iBook but I'm unable to download or upload waypoints.
I always get the message
Sorry, download from GPS receiver failed
I've installed the USB/serial driver on my iBook (though it still
recognise that there is anything plugged in when I plug in my Foretrex)
and I've tested the cables and Foretrex with a Windows laptop (it works
Have you encountered this problem with iBooks before? Would it be
possible to upload waypoints if I installed Virtual PC and ran a Win
version of GPSBabel?
From: Jeremy Atherton <jeremy@jf...> - 2004-12-23 16:09:21
The error message that you are getting tells me that you are using the
Mac GUI front-end for gpsbabel.
The first thing I need to know is whether it is the GUI that is failing
(a problem for me to solve) or whether gpsbabel itself is failing (a
problem for Robert et al to solve). MacGPSBabel has a debug mode that
will, hopefully, give some more useful information on what is happening
when you attempt to connect to your Foretrex.
To run in debug mode, launch MacGPSBabel as normal and then press
command-option-v on your keyboard (press all three keys at the same
time), once you have done this you will see the debug window. Leave the
debug window open but go back to the MacGPSBabel main window and try to
download from your Foretrex as you were before. When gpsbabel tries the
download and fails it will, hopefully, send some useful information to
the debug window.
Also could you let me know what options you get in the drop-down list
for serial port selection.
On 23 Dec 2004, at 03:58, Charl wrote:
> Sorry, download from GPS receiver failed
> I've installed the USB/serial driver on my iBook (though it still
> recognise that there is anything plugged in when I plug in my Foretrex)
> and I've tested the cables and Foretrex with a Windows laptop (it works
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