[ubuntu-za] Wine woes (again)

Jan Greeff jan at verslank.net
Fri Jul 12 06:50:11 UTC 2013


Many thanks for all the help and suggestions. We will be away for a few 
days and I will follow up and let you know the result next week.

Kind regards,

Jan


On 12/07/2013 08:40, Graeme Donaldson wrote:
> You'll have to install the VirtualBox Extension Pack from 
> https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads to enable USB support. I 
> *think* it makes a lot of noise about this when you attempt to enable 
> USB on a guest for the first time, but in case it doesn't.... now you 
> know! :-)
>
>
> On 12 July 2013 06:58, Wayne Abroue <plettpc at gmail.com 
> <mailto:plettpc at gmail.com>> wrote:
>
>     Virtualbox handles USB fine, plug in and enable the device from
>     the usb icon. The VM will scream for the drivers.
>
>
>     On Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 11:47 PM, Frans de waal
>     <meesterarend at gmail.com <mailto:meesterarend at gmail.com>> wrote:
>
>
>         On Jul 11, 2013 10:04 PM, "Wesley Werner"
>         <wesley.werner at gmail.com <mailto:wesley.werner at gmail.com>> wrote:
>         >
>         > I can't vouch for Virtualbox, but it seems like QEMU / KVM
>         has usb passthrough [1]. I have not used this feature of KVM
>         before so cannot give you specifics.
>         >
>         > I feel your pain on this, and feel you are delving into a
>         world that would involve voodoo. Good luck!
>         >
>         > [1]: http://qemu.weilnetz.de/qemu-doc.html#usb_005fdevices
>         >
>         > --
>         > Wesley
>         >
>
>         I recall seeing usb options on virtual box... not curently
>         close to my pc to check though
>
>         > On Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 8:59 PM, Jan Greeff
>         <jan at verslank.net <mailto:jan at verslank.net>> wrote:
>         >>
>         >> This seems over my head, will it be easier to get my USB
>         ports to work on my Oracle VM Virtualbox 4.1.2?
>         >>
>         >> Jan
>         >>
>         >>
>         >>
>         >> On 11/07/2013 15:10, Bruce Pieterse wrote:
>         >>>
>         >>> On 11/07/2013 14:24, Wesley Werner wrote:
>         >>>>
>         >>>> Hi Jan. I tried to backtrack what app you are meaning,
>         can you please reiterate what app, and if there is a chance of
>         an alternative native app?
>         >>>>
>         >>>> Not sure about WINE's hardware interaction (usb).
>         >>>
>         >>> Hi,
>         >>>
>         >>> As far as USB support goes for WINE, it doesn't work. I
>         set up iTunes a while back (11.10/12.04) and tried to get my
>         iPod working with it. Unfortunately, after doing all that then
>         looking for any articles relating to WINE USB support the
>         answer was no and the alternative solution was to setup a
>         virtual machine with USB passthrough.
>         >>>
>         >>> BUT, looking for an answer today I found this:
>         http://wiki.winehq.org/USB
>         >>>
>         >>> If it works, please let me know! :)
>         >>>
>         >>
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