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Re: Is libusb required?

From: Gary E. Miller
Subject: Re: Is libusb required?
Date: Sat, 17 Jul 2021 18:33:01 -0700

Yo Greg!

On Sat, 17 Jul 2021 14:47:15 -0400
Greg Troxel <> wrote:

> "Gary E. Miller" <> writes:
> > Does any BSD have a Garmin USB driver?  Garmin USB is not compatible
> > with any other driver.  
> I am not aware of any BSD that has a driver for Garmin USB.  I would
> expect that this is these days done in userspace via libusb over ugen.

The Garmin USB protocol is unique, supporintg it would be a fair bit of
work.  I don't why anyone would bother for that old, little seen, GPS.

> I do have an Etrex 30, but I have always just used it in mass storage
> mode to pull tracks.  I should try gpsd with it and see if I can put
> it in some mode to get live nmea, some day.  Right now when I plug it
> in I get a umass controller and two disks (internal and uSD).

Nope, Garmin crippled the Etrex so it could not emit NMEA or Gamin binary.

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