I am getting tired of this. Under WinXP, I had a whole toolchain that worked. I could upload stuff to my GPS. Under Linux, this doesn't work out of the box.
I have two choices: either I invest a lot of time and effort to replicate my toolchain under Linux, or I switch back to WinXP and go back to my old toolset. And now I am thinking: "Sure, Linux is sexy, but do I want to invest all that time right now?"
I'm thinking I don't.
(Still, I'll write any new software as a Python script, because that works under Linux too. So that I could use the scripts on both platforms.)