[Wine] USB to serial converters

Gus Wirth gwirth79 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 12 12:13:14 CST 2007

Charles Morrison wrote:
> Anyone have an idea as to how to automatically detect the USB number and 
> create a sym link in the dosdevices directory.
> The problem is that I have several USB devices not used at the same 
> time, and when the USB to serial adapter is connected, a /dev/ttyUSB? is 
> assigned. To use this assignment under WINE, I need to automatically 
> detect /dev/ttyUSB? and then create a sym link in ~/.wine/dosdevices for 
> the Windows program to use it. Of course, when the cable is 
> disconnected, the symlink must also be removed.
> An alternate way is to reserve the serial port to one device 
> (/dev/ttyUSB0 for example) and then create a permanent symlink in the 
> dosdevices directory. This means that other devices must not use this 
> reservation.
> Any ideas are appreciated.

You can write a rule for udev to always create the same named device and 
  then  create your symlink. You can get started by reading this HOWTO 
<http://reactivated.net/writing_udev_rules.html> Also search on Google 
using "write udev rules"


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