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[aprssig] Kenwood D7 software on Linux?

Greg D. ko6th_greg at hotmail.com
Sat May 30 03:28:38 UTC 2009


Hi Pierre,

{snip}

> >    
> >    I did try all 4 COM devices within the program, and all gave an 
> >    error.  At least, using COM2 took a few seconds to give the error, 
> >    suggesting that it did access the port, but somehow they failed to 
> >    communicate.
> 
> Almost there,
> 
> /dev/ttyS0 is known to wine as COM1, /dev/ttyS1 as COM2 and so on. So 
> /dev/ttyS4 is COM5 and /dev/ttyS5 is COM6.
> 
> '73 - Pierre
> __
> 
> Pierre Thibaudeau
> VA2RKA/VA2RKB/VE2RIO/VE2RVR/VE2RQF/VE2RTO/VE2LKL/VE2TXD sysadmin
> 

Bummer.  The software only knows how to talk to COM1 through 4.  

But, how does Wine know what the mapping is?  Are these hard-coded names, or are there links somewhere that I can change?  I tried changing the symbolic link that I made under dosdevices to "com2:" (adding the colon), and the timeout turned into an immediate error.  So I concluded that the link is correct.

The annoyance is that Linux has it stuck in its mind that the second and third serial ports (which are via an add-in PCI card with no jumpers) are /dev/ttyS4 and S5.  The previous incarnation of the system (OpenSuSE 10.2) was well behaved and numbered them S1 and S2, but a previous one to that had them up in the teens (S14 and S15, if I recall).  I don't know of any way to change that; is there? 

Thanks,

Greg  KO6TH


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