[Wine] Help with USB-to-serial cable

Todd Walter twalter at rogers.com
Fri Jan 23 10:03:53 CST 2009

This may not be a consolation, but USB to serial converters are
notoriously unreliable (we use them to program Omron & Allen-Bradley
PLCs).  IIRC it had to do with the way they implement CLK timing (which
is why your bps can't be set properly.)  More often than not, they
haven't worked for us under a real Windows installation so I'd imagine
you are really playing with fire using it under Wine.  You may want to
try a cable that doesn't use the PL2303 bridge.  

Sorry I don't have any better solution for you,

- Todd

On Thu, 2009-01-22 at 15:15 -0600, doctordruidphd wrote:

> I am trying to use software to program a scanner radio (BCD396t and UASD software). The software installs and seems to run properly, reading and writing database files. But I cannot connect to the scanner, through a USB-to-serial cable. 
> OS: ubuntu-8.10, kubuntu-8.10, debian/lenny (tried them all)
> lsusb identifies the cable as follows:
> Bus 002 Device 002: ID 067b:2303 Prolific Technology, Inc. PL2303 Serial Port
> I set up the link in dosdevices as follows:
> ln -s /dev/ttyUSB0 com5
> When I change the baud rate in the software, and then check with stty, it is changing the baud rate on ttyUSB0, so that part works. This computer has only USB ports, no serial. I actually have several other devices with the same problem -- need to program with USB-serisl cables.
> Any ideas how to set this up?

Todd Walter <twalter at rogers.com>
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