More than 4 serial ports with wine.

phrostie pfrostie at
Mon Mar 18 18:01:34 CST 2002

i have not played with the port setups in Wine, but have you tried doing what 
the error message says?  "Try --winver nt40 "

i was working for an Instrument company years ago that was inputing and 
outputting to windows touch screens.  one of the problems was the number of 
ports avaliable.  if we exceeded a certain number then we were required 
to switch the box from win9x to NT.  NT can handle more ports, but cost more.

Tell wine that the winver is NT40 and see if it gets farther.

On Monday 18 March 2002 17:15, you wrote:
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> Is it possible to run wine with more than 4 serial ports? Looking through
> the source I seem to see a hard limit of MAX_PORTS=9, I would like
> something more on the order of 36 serial ports. I need to run multiple
> apps with a multi-port serial board, and I am hoping to do it though wine.
> When I try to set a com port of COM6 in my .wine/config file I get the
> following error when running my app:
> fixme:win32:DEVICE_Open Unknown/unsupported VxD COM6. Try --winver nt40 or
> win31
> My serial ports are defined as:
> [serialports]
> "Com1" = "/dev/ttyS8"
> "Com2" = "/dev/ttyS1"
> "Com6" = "/dev/ttyS0"
> Any advice / suggestions?
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