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Old 05-08-2006, 03:36 AM   #1
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A "WRAPPER" question

Hello to all other residents from the planet LINUX.
This is my first post, so please be kind to me. I've been using SusE Linux 9.3 Pro for about nine months now, done quite a few installations and I am quite familiar with most of the LINUX BASICS. (Not an expert, but certainly not a "noob").

I recently used the NDISWRAPPER RPM package to work it's magic on my wireless lan card that's built into the Gateway 7320GZ laptop that I own.... Here's my question:

Is there any other type of "API WRAPPER" application layer or utility out there (in RPM format if possible) that would allow me to use other hardware specific WinXP drivers in my distro?

The hardware in question is an ADS Tech video capture box (USB) and Yes, I did install the software under crossover office and it "couldn't find compatible hardware". I'm thinking that if I can perform the same type of import of the WinXP drivers/dll's the whole shebang would be running under SusE.....
The capture box works great but I'd really like to leave MICRO$OFT products behind.

I'd also like to stay away from "WIN4LIN" and "VMWARE WORKSTATION", there's just too big of a performance hit. I'd just rather run it all native.

Linux is just so much more solid of an OS.

Thanks in Advance for the help and advice

Old 06-01-2007, 01:44 PM   #2
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Unhappy An Update to my ongoing Saga

Hello again to all....

Well, here's where I stand at making my ADS tech Instant DVD+DV work in Suse Linux 10.1 on a Gateway 7320GZ laptop
using Crossover Office Pro 6:

1) I've managed to get the installer to place the proprietary software in a Win98 and/or WinXP bottle.. It installed fine.

2) To get my USB FS to see the device, I used the following command:

sudo mount -t usbfs /dev/bus/usb /proc/bus/usb No problems there either.

3) The problem that occurs is that the USB device driver doesn't seem to install in the bottles' SYSTEM and/or SYSTEM32 directories.

4) Does anyone have an idea on how to manually install the device driver
in Crossover Office Pro 6 from the Windows device drivers' SYS and INF files?

This is where I'm getting lost.....

Thanks in advance for any help


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