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Old 11-17-2009, 06:37 PM   #1
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Angry gpsdrive "mapfile could not be loaded" error

Whenever I download a map into gpsdrive via the download map feature, it donwloads, then gives me the error of "mapfile could not be loaded". I've tried to manually import them but I get the same error. I looked at the maps with an image viewer, and they're valid maps. I also checked the permissions and they're fine. I've been stumped for ages and I've got no idea what the problem is.
Old 11-17-2009, 07:53 PM   #2
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I finally solved the problem by running gpsdrive as root. everything works now, even though I shouldn't be doing it. Hope this helps someone else who has the same problem.


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