[Wine] usb support in wine/linux
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Wed Oct 31 10:42:43 CDT 2007
On Wednesday October 31 2007 14:38, Jorge Alves wrote:
> Hello all,
> I have two usb dongles that work great in windows with the windows native
> drivers for usb.
Try to insert your dongles when you in Linux. Do you see
additional /dev/ttyUSB? devices (where "?" is a number)? If not WINE will not
work with you dongles because it doesn't support Windows kernel-level
drivers. But WINE will work perfectly with your dongles if they are ttyUSB
devices. If not then read below for solution.
> Could someone point me to some on-line literature able to assist me in my
> quest to put this dongles working in my Linux/wine Kubuntu box.
Try VirtualBox  (I really like it with Seamless Mode turned on) or VMWare
. VirtualBox is free, VMWare isn't. I think that VirtualBox should work
with no problems with your dongles (and with any Windows software that needs
In practice, USB support in VirtualBox works great in most cases but
sometimes not. If USB doesn't work for you in VirtualBox then read
http://virtualbox.org/wiki/User_FAQ and "Troubleshooting" -> "Linux hosts" in
the http://virtualbox.org/download/UserManual.pdf .
If still doesn't work then try VMWare instead.
> I don't have the knowledge to write Linux drivers for this dongles (I am
> just a linux user), but... don't mind to try.
In the Internet you can find a lot of information about writing drivers.
However if you havn't time to write them you can just use any virtual machine
you like as I described above.
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