[Wine]serial port problem

Dan Sawyer dansawyer at earthlink.net
Tue Jan 11 12:23:25 CST 2005

Is there a good discussion and doc for serial and parallel support? I am 
considering an app that uses a hardware connection to a parallel port. 
Is it reasonable to assume this would work?


Jan Schmdit wrote:

>I have a program which works fine with "Wine 20030115" (shipped with
>SuSE-8.2). Using the same program with "Wine 20041201" (after Upgrade to
>SuSE-9.2) does not work anymore. The communication with the device
>connectet to the seriel port does not work.
>I converted my old .wine/config from:
>"Com1" = "/dev/ttyS0"
>"Com2" = "/dev/ttyS1"
>"Com3" = "/dev/ttyS2"
>"Com4" = "/dev/modem"
>so that
>.wine/dosdevices/com1 is a link to /dev/ttyS0 ...
>The rights are ok:
>schmidtj at schmidt-l:~> ls -l .wine/dosdevices/com1
>lrwxrwxrwx  1 schmidtj users 10 2005-01-05 09:40 .wine/dosdevices/com1 -> 
>  /dev/ttyS0
>schmidtj at schmidt-l:~> ls -l /dev/ttyS0
>crw-rw----  1 root uucp 4, 64 2005-01-11 08:42 /dev/ttyS0
>schmidtj at schmidt-l:~> groups
>users disk uucp dialout video
>Futhermore I used the default-installation from SuSE-8.2 and SuSE-9.2.
>while debugging I found with WINEDEBUG=+win32,+comm,+file
>warn:file:wine_nt_to_unix_file_name "required a case-insensitive search"
>Does that matter?
>Debugging with "WINEDEBUG=+comm,+file" gives
>attributes 0x80
>trace:file:RtlDosPathNameToNtPathName_U (L"COM1",0x406cf6cc,(nil),(nil))
>trace:file:RtlGetFullPathName_U (L"COM1" 520 0x406cf448 (nil))
>trace:file:get_dos_device L"COM1" -> "/home/schmidtj/.wine/dosdevices/com1"
>trace:file:CreateFileW returning 0x38
>fixme:comm:SetupComm insize 2048 outsize 2048 unimplemented stub
>trace:comm:BuildCommDCBAndTimeoutsA (baud=38400 parity=N data=8 stop=1 to=off
>  xon=off odsr=off octs=off dtr=off rts=on idsr=off,0x406cf760,(nil))
>trace:comm:BuildCommDCBAndTimeoutsW (L"baud=38400 parity=N data=8 stop=1 to=off
>  xon=off odsr=off octs=off dtr=off rts=on idsr=off",0x406cf760,(nil))
>trace:comm:SetCommState handle 0x38, ptr 0x406cf760
>trace:comm:SetCommState bytesize 8 baudrate 38400 fParity 0 Parity 0 stopbits 1
>trace:comm:SetCommState ~IXON ~IXOFF
>trace:comm:SetCommState fOutxCtsFlow 0 fRtsControl 1
>trace:comm:SetCommState fOutxDsrFlow 0 fDtrControl0
>trace:comm:PurgeComm handle 0x38, flags f
>trace:comm:PurgeComm handle 0x38, flags f
>trace:comm:GetCommTimeouts (0x38,0x406cf7d8)
>trace:file:WriteFile 0x38 0x406cf824 10 0x406cf7f0 (nil)
>trace:comm:ClearCommError handle 0x38 cbInQue = 0 cbOutQue = 0
>indicating, that the program wants to write 10 Bytes but nothing goes
>to the Queue. I haved patched the serial driver so that every Byte
>which the driver sendet and received was printed to the syslog via
>printk. There was no communication reported.
>What is wrong? How can I get the program work again?
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