Problem with CyberKnex Programmer program and direct LPT1 port
rob at codeweavers.com
Fri Apr 8 09:40:50 CDT 2005
Terry Barnaby wrote:
> I am trying to get the K'nex CyberKnex Programmer Windows program
> working under wine on Fedora 3. It appears to be generally working but
> this program needs direct access to the LPT1 parallel port to drive an
> external "flash key" programmer.
> I have tried setting the "Windows" parameter to "winxp" and setting
> "export WINEDEBUG=+io,+int,+vxd;". This still does not
> work I get the error messages:
> I understand, from reading mailing lists and looking at the program,
> that the
> program is using a DLL which has the capability of loading an embedded
> driver to access the LPT1 port.
> Some questions:
> 1. Should this VXD driver loaded when the window system is set to
> "winxp" ?
No. NT doesn't support VXDs, just like we don't (although we fake a few).
> 2. Is there any way I can get this program to communicate with the
> LPT1 port ?
Possibly. I'd look at working at which IOCTL and see if you can handle
it either by translating it into a Linux ioctl (preferable) or by faking
the information returned to satisfy the program. It doesn't look as
though the setupapi call is important as the program seems to carry on
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