[Wine] Access Printer port pin by dll

Uwe Bonnes bon at elektron.ikp.physik.tu-darmstadt.de
Sat May 16 13:14:47 CDT 2009

>>>>> "Gert" == Gert van den Berg <wine-users at mohag.net> writes:

    Gert> Does it work as a normal user in XP? Or do you need to be an
    Gert> administrator? If you need to be an administrator, it probably
    Gert> interfaces directly with the parallel port, for which you would
    Gert> probably need a workaround as mentioned above.

    Gert> Because some of the parallel port programs use some really dodgy
    Gert> code... (At least for a multi-user / multi-tasking operating
    Gert> system) They request direct hardware access from the operating
    Gert> system and ignore the normal way of working through a driver.

The original poster should run the application with DEBUGMSG=+relay, and
look, what device is accessed. On possibility might be an open of VDMLPT,
which behaves somehow like the linux /dev/ppdev
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