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Re: usb0 and making it available to guest OS

Good morning :)

On Mon, 06 Aug 2012 02:10:26 +0200, H.S. <hs.samix@gmail.com> wrote:

On 08/05/2012 07:40 PM, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
On Sun, 2012-08-05 at 19:16 -0400, H.S. wrote:

The Tomtom device makes itself a network device, not sure why.

Ok. Did you test if this software runs on wine, before you used VBox?

No.  How do I do that?

I just now installed wine. Now, the Tomtom application is a little tool
that sits in Windows toolbar and when it detects the device connected to
a USB port, it opens a browser and goes to Tomtom's update web page.
From there on, I think it requires .Net and Flash to do the rest of the
stuff. Can this be done in Wine?

I'm not sure, but in the past I run all kind of things on wine. Even realtime, wineasio does work, but with to much MIDI jitter for my taste, however, a DAW like Reaper works, older versions of iTunes also work, so Internet access is possible, if I remember correctly without setting up the network myself.

*google* http://wiki.winehq.org/winetricks/ should install flash.

I'm in a similar situation as you are, but before I installed VBox and
XP as guest, I tried to use iTunes with wine.
Your last resort is to bite the bullet by installing XP to your machine.

I would rather not do that. My last resort is to use my work laptop
(Windows 7) to do this. Besides, I am trying to get this done without
having to reboot my Debian machine.

I understand :). Who wants to have a Windows installed ;)?

I hope you get it working on wine, if not, try VBox or another virtual machine (again).

Good luck!

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