On Thu, 02 Mar 2006, I Beartooth wrote: > >> I have been trying to get certain suites of proprietary software usable >> under CrossoverOffice (CXO) under FC4 on four machines.... > I asked the same things on grc.techtalk.linux, from news.grc.com. Two > suggestion there are these, both from John DeCarlo : > >> 2.b.1 There is a program out there, which may well be in the Fedora >> repositories, called "gpsd". This is a daemon to talk to the GPS >> device. I would play with this first, to make sure that Linux can talk >> to the GPS device appropriately. > > The only gpsd I could get from "yum whatprovides gpsd" was a bunch of > debugger stuff relating to KDE development -- and I don't even run KDE. As to gpsd, both Charles Curley and Tony Dietrich have now replied in gmane.linux.redhat.fedora.general, with pointers to http://freshmeat.net/projects/gpsd/ http://gpsd.berlios.de/ and http://www.topology.org/soft/gps.html My heartfelt thanks to both! As I had suspected, there's a whale of a lot more out there than I had managed to find. I'll certainly study it -- and not mind in the least if somebody more advanced beats me to a practical solution while I'm at it. <grin> John went on : >> 3. CXO must support some way of converting a Linux /dev/tty... to a >> Windows COM1. You probably need to do some research on configuring >> this properly, once you know exactly what /dev/tty... your GPS is using >> on the machine. My guess would be that after CXO is properly >> configured, your mapping software will be able to talk to the GPS device. Charles replied : > It should. Check on the winehq web pages for details. It's a matter of > creating a symlink in a particular directory under .cxoffice from com1 > to /dev/whatever. > I had this working with wine (neat, no CXO) and DeLorme Street Atlas 8 > a couple of years ago, so it should be possible with the latest CXO. He goes on to say that it's application-specific, as I had failed to perceive; but I can now see that it also requires a lot deeper knowledge of linux than I perceive ... Btw, I do like the way both senses of 'neat' fit in that remark! -- Beartooth Staffwright, Neo-Redneck Linux Convert FC4; Pine 4.64, Pan 0.14.2.91; Privoxy 3.0.3; CXO 5.0.1 Galeon 2.0.0, Dillo 0.8.5, Opera 8.51, Firefox 1.0.7 Remember I have little idea what I am talking about.