Using Your Garmin 60Cx In Linux

Weither its geocaching or just plain navigating through the woods I take my gps along. And now with a little tweak I can use my garmin gps 60Cx in's how.

Using a console window enter the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:andreas-diesner/garminplugin
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install garminplugin
sudo apt-get install gpsbabel

In firefox navigate to and install the User Agent Switcher add on

create a file called .garminplugin.xml in your home folder, and in it paste the following

You can now use firefox and if a site such as allows you to send a gpx file directly to your gps you can do so in linux.

If you have a gpx file made or already downloaded you can use the following script to send gpx files to your garmin gps 60Cx via command line.

Copy the text below in a file, make it executable and in a console window run FILENAME GPXFILENAME.GPX