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I have a Garmin eTrex Vista HCx GPS and would like to use it in ubuntu 9.10.

At first I just plugged the thing in and it recognised it as a "Garmin eTrexHCx microSD" in the nautilus "computer:///" window. Great! I try to access it, and, no matter how many times I double click, nothing happens.

I'm guessing that linux isn't treating it as a standard usb disk and I need to do something extra.

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What are the right-click options? Is "mount" there? – Iain Feb 7 '10 at 15:43
nope, no mount option. – Matt Jacobsen Feb 8 '10 at 8:17

To be able to place/retrieve files from the unit, you need to enable mass storage mode.
The button for it (USB Mass Storage) can be found under Settings > Interface

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