[Wine] USB to serial converters

Uwe Bonnes bon at elektron.ikp.physik.tu-darmstadt.de
Mon Nov 12 14:27:35 CST 2007

>>>>> "Charles" == Charles Morrison <eplurib at earthlink.net> writes:

    Charles> Anyone have an idea as to how to automatically detect the USB
    Charles> number and create a sym link in the dosdevices directory.

    Charles> The problem is that I have several USB devices not used at the
    Charles> same time, and when the USB to serial adapter is connected, a
    Charles> /dev/ttyUSB? is assigned. To use this assignment under WINE, I
    Charles> need to automatically detect /dev/ttyUSB? and then create a sym
    Charles> link in ~/.wine/dosdevices for the Windows program to use
    Charles> it. Of course, when the cable is disconnected, the symlink must
    Charles> also be removed.

Perhaps you can coerce udev to create the link.

    Charles> An alternate way is to reserve the serial port to one device
    Charles> (/dev/ttyUSB0 for example) and then create a permanent symlink
    Charles> in the dosdevices directory. This means that other devices must
    Charles> not use this reservation.

Again udev comes into play. Try with "lsusb -v" to find something like a
serial number that makes the device unique. No use udev to create a unique
devicefile if that unique device is plugged in.  
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