Serial Port Problems

David M. Carney carney1979 at
Wed Jul 20 20:46:00 UTC 2005

On Tue, 2005-07-19 at 17:44 -0700, Bob Nielsen wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 19, 2005 at 04:27:32PM -0400, David M. Carney wrote:
> > I'm trying to use a Windows program with Wine that needs the serial port
> > (/dev/ttyS0 or maybe /dev/ttyS1). The program interfaces with my ham
> > radio and is used to do many things, such as set the operating
> > frequency, etc.
> > 
> > The program calls the ports Com 1, Com 2, etc. 
> > 
> > I hate to admit it, but I have another drive with WinXP on it. I have
> > also installed this program on the WinXP drive and it works perfectly.
> > 
> > I have tried to set it up using Linux/Wine using the exact same setup
> > parameters as my WinXP install but it won't work. The permissions
> > on /dev/ttyS0 and /dev/ttyS1 are 660. Both, of course, are owned by root
> > and the group is dialout. I am a member of this group and there are no
> > modems in or attached to this computer.
> > 
> > I tried (as a temporary experiment) opening up the permissions
> > completely on these ports but they seem to change right back to 660.
> > 
> > Any suggestions?
> I haven't used wine recently, but never have been able to get the serial 
> ports to work flawlessly when I have tried it.  You probably would have 
> better luck with VMWare or Win4Lin.
> You might take a look at some of the Linux ham radio programs, like 
> xlog, gmfsk, tlf, etc., (see for a 
> comprehensive list of available programs, most of which are available in 
> universe or multiverse for Ubuntu).  These are not as flashy as some of 
> the Windows stuff but generally work quite well (the serial interface is 
> via the hamlib library, which supports a large number of radios).
> Bob Nielsen, N7XY
Thanks Bob.

Take a look here and you might understand why I would like to get it
running with Wine and Linux. The psk31 parts works and uses Com 2

Check out the screenshots and gallery.

David, N1ZHE

Registered Linux User #297958

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