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  • Running Directsoft 5 Under WINE

    Hello all,
    I'm going to post yet another Linux question to run DS5 under WINE.
    Here's what I'm running:

    Lenovo ThinkPad T61 Laptop
    Linux Distro: Debian Squeeze 6.05
    Wine v1.01
    Direct Logic 05 #D0-05DR
    Serial Communication

    I am aware of the compatibility list for DirectSoft 5 and AD software. I am capable of running the software in virtual box but that just brings me back to the frustration of window’s.

    I can successfully run the software in wine if I adjust the DS500.ini COM*ENABLE= to 0’s. I have tried linking the ttyS0 to com2 (symbolically) with the COM2ENABLE=1 in the .ini and the program hangs.
    Link code:

     ln -s /dev/ttyS0 /~/.wine/dosdevices/com2
    I have also changed the permissions of ttyS0 to 0644 with:

     chmod 0644 /dev/ttyS0
    And the program starts, and runs but will not communicate with the PLC. I am running OP-WINEDIT Optimate configuration software just fine in wine with com2 linked to ttyS0.

    There was a post back in 2006 about this and they did it using Ethernet. As that’s not an option for the D0-05DR I need to get the serial working.
    Can anybody throw me a bone who is Linux savy?
    Thanks in Advance.