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Old 12-20-2009, 01:18 AM   #1
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Question Making USB hardware Key (Aladin) work in Wine

Hi all,
I intend to switch from Windows to Linux permanently. I am using Ubuntu 9.10 presently. However, the biggest stumbling block is that I am not able to use my proprietary Windows XP based structural analysis and design program work in Linux. This program requires a usb lock. I have tried installing this program through Wine. It also detects the Aladin usb key. But when I start the program, I get the message "services could not be started" and the program closes. Can anybody help me in overcoming this problem. Thanks and warm regards.
Old 12-20-2009, 03:05 AM   #2
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I'm not sure that wine has implemented windows services, you may have to run a virtual machine as a last resort.
Old 12-20-2009, 05:03 AM   #3
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Have you asked the application provider about a Linux based version of the application?

Also, there may be Linux alternatives to your current app, have you tried a google search of "Linux structural analysis and design program":
Old 12-30-2009, 05:30 AM   #4
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Thanks for the reply. I have tried both, the Wine as well as the Virtual machine after loading Win XP. The Linux alternatives for the purpose are not fully matured yet. Secondly, I have already invested a good amount in the the software I am talking about. It is STRAP-12.5.
I have downloaded the VM from its site (non-free ver)and enabled USB. Even then it failed to detect. May be I will have to configure the USB ports little differently.


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