[time-nuts] GPScon running on Raspberry Pi 3b
sq5old at gmail.com
Tue Jun 20 16:42:20 EDT 2017
I installed Wine (Windows compatibility layer) within the ExaGear.
After the installation of the ExaGear on a Raspberry Pi one gets a new icon on the desktop that just starts a session of Debian-8. Trying command "$ arch" returns "i686" ....beauty!
What I did (within this Debian session) was:
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get upgrade (- this returned couple of warnings/errors mainly in the area of certificates updating - nothing critical I suppose)
And just $ sudo apt-get install wine ...did the trick.
$ wine --version
$ wine start
For the first time, Wine dowloaded itself some extra .Net emulation as well as Internet Explorer (Gecko) module.
One needs also to create a sybolic link in ~/.wine/dosdevices to enable the serial port for Windows (assuming e.g. the FTDI driver recognised it on the Raspbian level):
$ ln -s /dev/ttyUSB0 ~/.wine/dosdevices/com1
Note ExaGear offers three day trial for free. Let me add a quote from an Eltechs email:
"The best way to get the trial is to install it directly from Raspberry Pi repository. For that, you have to open the command line and input two simple commands:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install exagear-desktop
After the installation you need to run 'exagear' command and fill in the pop-up form to get trial license key."
I believe that having a native GPS monitoring software on a Raspberry Pi instead of PC would become a game changer. My GPScon has been working flawlessly for few days now.
Dnia 20.06.2017 o godz. 14:34 timenut at metachaos.net napisał(a):
> I just happen to be playing with a Pi this week as a class assignment
> (retirement is wonderful - finally going back to college).
> I downloaded Lady Heather, compiled it, and got it to come up and run. Nothing
> that I can plug in this week though, but it looks good. I also installed QEMU
> in user mode which is similar to ExaGear, but slower and free (long run I will
> probably get an ASUS Tinker as my lab computer, and it is a different ExaGear).
> However, I could not find the steps to download wine. I understand that some
> sort of patch is required, but all that I could find was complete linux images
> that were already patched. What were your steps to download and install wine?
>> This is my first post to the community I learned so much from. Just wanted
>> to share -- I managed to succesfully install today the GPScon windows
>> application on a micro computer Raspberry Pi 3 model B. CPU utilisation is 2% - a perfect overall result.
>> I used an FTDI RS232 USB dongle to connect Z3805A/58503B to the Pi. First I
>> installed on the Pi a Russian commercial I686 emulation software called
>> ExaGear Desktop by Eltechs.com ($30). It provides a Debian-8 Intel
>> environment on the Arm CPU. Next move was to (sudo apt-get) install wine
>> Windows XP emulator and symlink therein com1 as /dev/ttyUSB0 - to enable the
>> usb dongle to be seen by Wine as com1.
>> Then I installed my copy of GPScon from 2013, which turned out to work pretty well.
>> Hope this post was usefull. In case of interest I would exact steps to make this working.
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