wine-20010305 and serial port access

Berni Joss berni_13 at
Fri Jul 13 08:05:57 CDT 2001

Wolfgang Bornath wrote:

> I'm trying to get the Windows-software for my digital camera to work
> in wine under Mandrake 8.0 (kernel 2.4.3).
> Installed wine without errors. Had a look at the ~/.wine/config and it
> looked ok for me. The part concerning the serial ports:
> [serialports]
> "Com1" = "/dev/ttyS0"
> "Com2" = "/dev/ttyS1"
> "Com3" = "/dev/ttyS2"
> "Com4" = "/dev/modem"
> Then I started the installer from the Toshiba-CD and installed the
> software for my Toshiba PDR-M5. It's not supported by gphoto (nor by
> gphoto2) so I am trying to get this windows-software running.
> The software installed ok. I start it and when I get to the
> configuring dialog for the serial port I chose Com1: and automatic
> speed detection. When I ckick on OK I get this error message in the
> xterm I started it from:
> fixme:comm:SetupComm insize 4096 outsize 4096 unimplemented stub
> The program's messagebox tells me that there is no connection to the
> camera. When I close the complete program I get this message in my
> xterm:
> fixme:ole:CoRegisterMessageFilter stub 
> I checked permissions of /dev/ttyS0 and I also played around with
> various options (trying other com ports in the Toshiba program, trying
> different speeds for the serial port, trying different options with
> setserial). Nothing changed a bit.
> I'm doing all this as root to avoid permission probs.
> I read a lot of messages about serial ports and wine on but
> nothing really hit (apart from that one message, telling that direct
> access of serial ports is a nogo in wine).
> Any idea?
> wobo

Try a newer version, e.g. from
Had a problem as you describe with GPS Utility, from, 
with serial port not working. After installing the Jul/12 build of wine 
the serial port worked ... but I'm not sure if this version is very stable.
Hope this helps,

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