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    wine: getting .msc and windows device manager plug n play to work?

    penquin bro sis? so wine has been good with with clean memory clean up when exiting apps even better than xp commercial version. question(s): 1)how do i get native .msc sys-util apps like disc manager, device manager or search for new plug and play devices to work? 2)has anyone had any luck with activesync running for pocketpc 4.2 versions and later on attached pda devices? 3)same question for infrared devices that linux doesnt pick up, anyone had success getting them to find windows drivers in wine? thanks kindly in advance.

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    Linux Guru Rubberman's Avatar
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    I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, in Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
    You won't get tools like disc manager, device manager, etc to work with Wine. Ditto Windows device drivers. Wine uses the Linux device services under the covers. As for IrD (infrared) devices, you will need the appropriate Linux device drivers for them, but you also need to build IrDA support into the kernel, which is not usually done by default. It is an option you can configure into the kernel build, but then you will need to build/install that kernel into your system. Here is some information from the 2.6.32 kernel configuration tool:

    IrDA (infrared) subsystem support (IRDA)


    Say Y here if you want to build support for the IrDA (TM) protocols.
    The Infrared Data Associations (tm) specifies standards for wireless
    infrared communication and is supported by most laptops and PDA's.

    To use Linux support for the IrDA (tm) protocols, you will also need
    some user-space utilities like irattach. For more information, see
    the file <file: Documentation/networking/irda.txt>. You also want to
    read the IR-HOWTO, available at

    If you want to exchange bits of data (vCal, vCard) with a PDA, you
    will need to install some OBEX application, such as OpenObex :

    To compile this support as a module, choose M here: the module will
    be called irda.

    Symbol: IRDA [=n]
    Prompt: IrDA (infrared) subsystem support
    Defined at net/irda/Kconfig:5
    Depends on: NET [=y] && !S390 [=S390]
    -> Networking support (NET [=y])
    Selects: CRC_CCITT [=m]
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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