I want to run windows installation file on wine which needs to detect my usb device (not a thumb drive) to proceed installation.

I can detect the connection in ubuntu with command "lsusb" but i don't know how to give or share that connection with wine.

Does anyone have a solution for this?

  • Can't you reach to the installer after mounting the device and right clicking the installation file and select open with wine windows loader? – Arijit Chatterjee Nov 11 '16 at 14:51
  • @Arijit, Hi, for the mounting, is it possible to mount non-memory device to OS with mount command? lsusb gives me bus, device, id. – Jackson Nov 11 '16 at 15:17

AFAIK, Wine does not support USB drivers, so you can't connect any USB device to Wine/PlayOnLinux, but Wine does support serial devices, including serial over USB. Check if your device is being recognised as a serial device, e.g. /dev/ttyUSB0. If true, you can create a symbolic link between /dev/ttyUSB0 and wine dos device file located in ~/.wine/dosdevices/

ln -s /dev/ttyUSB0 ~/.wine/dosdevices/com1

If it works for you, you can add the command to Command to exec before running the program field in your PlayOnLinux app configuration dialog -> Miscellaneous tab.

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