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Accessing USB Port from within bottle
John Cousens
John Cousens
Posted 2014-11-07 05:05
The discussion of usb ports in other threads appears to be focussed entirely on usb-serial connection issues. I want to be able to access a GPS device connected to a usb port from Memory-Map. The GPS is not a serial device. I don't know therefore whether the suggested shell commands are appropriate.
I'm running Crossover 14.0 on Yosemite. Can anyone help?
J-P Simard
J-P Simard Omniscient Mystical Exalted Nigh-invincible Supreme Raging Atomic Dragon Turbo Chief Senior Advocate, Rank 4
Posted 2014-11-07 06:54
That's USB or serial, not USB to serial. In other words, wheter we are talking about a serial or a usb device, the problem remains the same.


USB printers, scanners, and external drives work because they are in fact managed by your OS, and Crossover just acts as a bridge to those peripherals. When it come to other devices, like a ODBII scanner, or GPS and similar devices, the OS doesn't handle them, usually due to lack of support. Further, Crossover and Wine are for running windows software, and interacting with hardware is mostly out of scope.

In turn, some devices can work with Crossover/Wine with the commands you have found, but in my experience, those are rare situations. The original tutorial is here:

https://www.codeweavers.com/support/wiki/mac/faq/usbtoserial (don't let the page link fool you, it is usb or serial)

Honestly, I wouldn't get my hopes up. Your best bet is with a virtual machine with either Virtualbox or Paralleles, or in your case, bootcamp.

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