Communications problem

lawson_whitney at lawson_whitney at
Fri Nov 23 09:13:20 CST 2001

On Fri, 23 Nov 2001, T REX wrote:

> I am trying to get an home automation system called Thinkboxx
> to run on a linux system, Thinkboxx has a windoze program that controls
> the Thinkboxx over the com port. the program seems to be running well, but
> when it tries to open the com ports it say that it has an "Unknown
> Communications problem". I think my configuration of wine and the com port
> is ok, i have spent
> some time reading manuals and howtos but cant seem to find the flaw.
> can somone help.
> Here folows some output i got using -debugmsg +comm,+file
> trace:file:CreateFileA opening device 'COM2'
> trace:file:DOSFS_CreateCommPort COM2 c0000000 40000000
> trace:comm:SetCommTimeouts (60,0x405c521c)
> trace:comm:BuildCommDCBAndTimeoutsA (COM2 96,n,8,1,0x405c51d8,(nil))
> trace:comm:EscapeCommFunction handle 96, function=6
> trace:comm:EscapeCommFunction CLRDTR
> trace:comm:EscapeCommFunction handle 96, function=4
> trace:comm:EscapeCommFunction CLRRTS
> Does anyone know what the error might be?
> The1trex

Not from that.  Is there not any more?  AFAICT, it hasn't tried to _do_
anything yet.  I guess you have snipped off the trace too soon, we don't
see it close the comm port.  If that is all there is, maybe
+comm,+file,+relay would give an idea what it doesn't like.


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