jjmckenzie51 at earthlink.net
Thu Jan 21 08:06:05 CST 2010
>I'm now using the Ubuntu 9.10 and Wine 136.
>The calender rendeering is now showing fine, and the program is working.
>I entered all the data that should come form the IRDA transmission directly into the personal folder, and transfered som programfiles from Polarversion 164.
>Polar has updated to version 165.
Ok. Is this downloadable from Polar.com?
>The IRDA is still not working, and has been reported loong time ago.
Can you map the IRDA device to a com port in Wine?
>Links to polarsites and update is still not working.
In other words, you cannot update Polar Trainer from within Wine, correct?
>Therefore it is still not possible to run PolarProTrainer5 in Wine.
First thing is that the IRDA interface needs to be functional as a serial device or this will NOT work in Wine. If the device requires a 'special' driver then it will not work in Wine, possibly never. However, when I used an IBM Thinkpad and it had an IRDA device, I was able to map it to a Com port (5) and use it to transfer files to/from another Thinkpad. This was a LONG time ago. I don't think that my Mac has that capability but I can check.
I am under the impression on my Mac I have to buy a USB <-> IRDA adaptor in order to use this function. For my Polar CS200CAD I have to use a microphone and be in a very quiet area. Linux is NOT supported for this type of Cyclometer, but I've read reports where folks have made it work in Wine.
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