Garmin/Taking Screenshots

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For taking screenshots of your GPS device you will need QLandkarteGT. Under debian, run as root:

apt-get install qlandkartegt qlandkartegt-garmin

Now run qlandkartegt and go to Setup > General > Device & Xfer and select «Garmin» from the dropdown. Leave the serial port blank, if your GPS is connected via USB, and select your GPS device from the «Type» dropdown.

Now go to File > Device Screenshot and press «Acquire». qlandkartegt might ask you to disable the garmin kernel driver; if so, close qlandkartegt, type as root:

rmmod garmin_gps

and restart qlandkartegt to try again.


See XImage.


Some Garmin models including the nüvi 205, 1390T, GPSMAP 62 and eTrex 30 have a built-in screen capture function. Once the screen capture is enabled in the display settings (it automatically turns off when the device is power cycled), briefly press the power button of the GPSMAP 62 or eTrex 30, or the camera icon on the nüvi's screen, to save a screenshot. Files are saved in the internal memory in the Garmin/scrn directory.