[Wine] Enabling BT GPS receiver for Wine
david.hagood at gmail.com
Sun Jan 10 08:44:23 CST 2010
On Sun, 2010-01-10 at 06:05 -0600, aahzmandius wrote:
> Hi, I am trying to install and make functiona PC Navigator 8 for my father on Ubuntu 9.10 using wine.
> Software is runnable, i connect BT GPS receiver to ubuntu on rfcomm4, but I am unable to make receiver visible for PC Navigator. Can anyone help he?
Assuming the receiver is looks like a Bluetooth serial device, you will
1) Pair the receiver with your computer, using the normal desktop
2) Create an rfcomm binding for the receiver. Get the receiver's
Bluetooth MAC address, and put an entry into /etc/bluetooth/rfcomm.conf
# Automatically bind the device at startup
# Bluetooth address of the device
# RFCOMM channel for the connection
# Description of the connection
comment "My GPS";
Where you will change the device line to your GPS's address.
3) Link the created RFCOMM device into Wine:
ln /dev/rfcomm0 ~/.wine/dos_devices/com1 -s
4) Restart the bluetooth stack
sudo /etc/init.d/bluetooth restart
5) Configure the GPS software to use COM1
I've done this with the Delorme applications with great success.
Unfortunately, there is no way I have found to make Windows apps play
nice with GPSD. While GPSD can output the GPS data to a socket, you
cannot tell Wine to make that socket look like a serial port to Windows
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