[ubuntu-za] Drifta

frans dormakorp at vodamail.co.za
Thu Sep 22 06:27:43 UTC 2011

On 11/09/22 08:20 AM, Hendrik van Wyk wrote:
> My attempts at getting a drifta working in Ubuntu have also failed so 
> far. For those interested, it acts like a USB to ethernet bridge, so 
> it shows up as a network device. The protocol seem reasonably 
> straightforward but also seems to employ some form of handshaking that 
> thwarted my attempts at writing a basic client.
> On 22/09/2011 07:21, Raoul Snyman wrote:
>> On Thu, 22 Sep 2011 07:02:35 +0200, Andre Hugo wrote:
>>> The windows software that comes with the drifta installs perfect under
>> wine
>>> and the drifta is picked up in the network manager. It seems that the
>>> software is not aware of the drifta.
>>> Does anybody had success with the Drifta on Ubuntu.
>> Am I correct in presuming it's a USB device? What does syslog and/or 
>> dmesg
>> say when you plug the device in?
I came across this:

Wine does have some networking issues in some games I tried, maybe it's 
worth looking into.

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  Google what you can't fake.
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