USB Support

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USB Support

Post by fudd » Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:44 am

Hello,

I am marching to escape the Microsoft swamp. Ubuntu 19.x has matured nicely and woks well for all I need except a few olde windows appications I can't get source for. They all run beautifully on WINE 4.x except USB. They have to connect to external devices to play, kind of like lab instruments.

I have tried everything suggested on many old threads. These applications stream both data and audio through USB connections. The appear in /dev/bus/usb and WINE has no way to use them as far as I can tell. My current execution stack is WIN 7 PRO <-> VMWare Player <-> Ubuntu 64 19.x.

Is USB Support in the to-do queue?
It has been too many years ago since I wrote, C, C++, Smalltalk and Java, otherwise, I would volunteer my services here.

I really appreciate the WINE effort and the complexity has to be staggering given the MS Swamp.

Thanks,

Randy
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Re: USB Support

Post by DarkShadow44 » Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:55 pm

AFAIK there is no support for USB devices in WINE. Do you happen to know how the programs communicate with their USB devices? Do they come with their own driver?

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Re: USB Support

Post by fudd » Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:53 pm

Windows apps use windows USB APIs to talk via a Windows driver to USB connections. Each USB first time plugin downloads a matching driver - all in all a complex mess, oh well. Cheers.

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Re: USB Support

Post by DarkShadow44 » Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:19 pm

When there is a generic API callable from userland, then wine can do something there. When a specific driver is needed, you're mostly SOL. Dunno how USB usually works, so can't say which one it is.

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