Rob Shearman robertshearman at
Fri Jul 25 07:01:08 CDT 2008

2008/7/24 Adi mmx <adi.mmx64 at>:
> Hallo, i have a question to wine developers, how do i get parallel
> port access tru dlportio.sys, and dlportio.dll , becose im getting an
> error while loading driver.

Wine is primarily for translating APIs in userspace Win32 programs to
Unix userspace APIs. Allowing access to hardware requires working in
the kernel space with the associated complexity, restrictions and
being tied to one platform and has typically been approached in a
different direction (see Captive NTFS and ndiswrapper for Linux).

However, you may have some luck making a wrapper around dlportio.dll,
whatever that is, by implementing it using calls to an existing driver
for the hardware.

Rob Shearman

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