[Wine] For what reason the "official" Wine does not support USB ?

Marc Chamberlin marc at marcchamberlin.com
Thu Jul 15 11:37:43 CDT 2010

  On 7/15/2010 7:14 AM, James Mckenzie wrote:
> Martin Gregorie<martin at gregorie.org>  wrote:
>> Sent: Jul 15, 2010 4:56 AM
>> To: wine-users at winehq.org
>> Subject: Re: [Wine] For what reason the "official" Wine does not support USB ?
>> On Thu, 2010-07-15 at 06:21 +0200, Gert van den Berg wrote:
>>> On Thu, Jul 15, 2010 at 05:28, Marc Chamberlin<marc at marcchamberlin.com>  wrote:
>>>> Version 1.1.50_1.2rc7-1.1-i586 of Wine broke my ability to use the USB port
>>>> with a Western Digital Passport disk drive. That prevents me from using the
>>>> PortableApps tools under Wine on Linux.  It also caused file corruption on
>>>> my Passport drive and required a significant amount of effort for me to
>>>> recover. So DO NOT use this version with USB disk drives!!
>>> That's a completely different issue.... Everyone thougfht this is
>>> about using USB drivers under Wine...
>> How is your Passport drive formatted - ext2/3 or vfat?
>> The default for USB drives is vfat, i.e. FAT-32.
> The WD Passport drive IS formated as VFAT32 out of the box and if you want to use their security software, it has to remain so.
> The problem is that their security software IS NOT supported under Linux.  Don't know if Wine will correct this.  I still have to fix my Thinkpad's installation of Fedora.  I cannot get X to start on it (and the installation screens are really funky as well.)
> Contact me OFF LIST if you want to assist with an FC12 installation.
> James McKenzie
James -  No I am not using any of the security software that came with 
the Passport. In fact I removed all of it. I strictly use the drive to 
run the various PortableApps (www.portableapps.com) so as to have a set 
of common tools/data as I switch between Windows and Linux systems.


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