[Wine] USB and serial

Ben Okopnik ben at linuxgazette.net
Tue Jan 13 19:52:59 CST 2009

On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 03:45:22PM -0600, Austin English wrote:
> Serial support in wine is pretty buggy:
> http://bugs.winehq.org/buglist.cgi?quicksearch=serial+port

Thanks, Austin. Following the above, I discovered how to turn on
WINDEBUG; I probably went a bit overboard with
'WINEDEBUG="+comm,+file,+serial", but I did spot the following coming
out of the firehose:

trace:file:RtlDosPathNameToNtPathName_U (L"C:\\windows\\serialui.dll",0x32eed8,(nil),(nil))
trace:file:RtlGetFullPathName_U (L"C:\\windows\\serialui.dll" 520 0x32ec5c (nil))
warn:file:wine_nt_to_unix_file_name L"serialui.dll" not found in /home/ben/.wine/dosdevices/c:/windows

That certainly seems like it would torpedo any attempt to communicate
via a serial port. Any suggestions of where I can download such a

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