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lsmod | grep lp
ls -a /dev | grep lp
The parallel port is probably already functional in Linux .. the problem is going to be passing it to Codeweavers Crossover.OK, from what I gather Crossover is a proprietary version of WINE .. It *IS* possible to forward a parallel port in WINE, see 4.3.1 here:http://www.winehq.org/docs/wineusr-guide/misc-things-to-configure
So first we need to see if the parallel port is configured in Linux .. send the output from:Code: [Select]lsmod | grep lp
andCode: [Select]ls -a /dev | grep lp
then we'll have to see if we can work out where Crossover keeps it's "dosdevices" directory .. so run:Code: [Select]sudo updatedb
then post the output from:Code: [Select]locate dosdevices
If I download the appropriate Sentinel Linux driver it comes down in an ".rpm" format. How do I install it?
sudo apt-get updatesudo apt-get install alien
sudo alien -k name_of_rpm_file.rpm
sudo dpkg -i name_of_deb_file.deb
a) If you're going to be running your app in WINE/Crossover I don't think you want a Linux driver .. I think you need the Windows one.
andb) Those drivers are VERY old, and not for current kernels .. they DO include the source code, but it won't compile for current kernels
You cannot install .rpm files as your system uses .deb however there is a tool called Alien,which can convert RPM files to DEB files.Install that from your repo:Code: [Select]sudo apt-get updatesudo apt-get install alienTo install a .rpm file, you need to convert it to .deb. Place your RPM file in your 'Home' folder, otherwise you will have to CD into the directory of the .rpm file then covert it:Code: [Select]sudo alien -k name_of_rpm_file.rpmInstall your newly created .deb file:Code: [Select]sudo dpkg -i name_of_deb_file.debLink <a href="http://http://joeyh.name/code/alien/">Alien [/url]
"That's true of VirtualBox and any VM because you're actually running the windows OS, which means you're susceptible to windows viruses. This is not the case with Crossover or Wine. Windows viruses need a windows OS 'host body' to latch onto in order to function, and if you're only running Crossover/Wine you don't have the windows OS, or anything that looks like it from the virus' perspective. "
Which would seem to indicate to me that a Linux driver would be more appropriate. What do you reckon?
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