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[aprssig] Kenwood D7 software on Linux?

Josh Smith juicewvu at gmail.com
Sat May 30 03:47:40 UTC 2009


Greg, I'm not sure what distro of linux you are using but you also
might be able to edit some of your udev rules to change what the
serial ports are "called"

Thanks,
Josh Smith
KD8HRX

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On Fri, May 29, 2009 at 11:28 PM, Greg D. <ko6th_greg at hotmail.com> wrote:
> 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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