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    I got around to installing EFILive through Codeweaver's program , EFILive looks awesome running on Linux very fast , only problem is it does not find the USB drivers .
    Will try auto-update as well and see if it works .
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    Heh! wouldn't that be nice!! well keep us posted on your progress.
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    Have you tried qemu?

    I haven't installed EFILive under it yet, but I have a multi effects pedal for guitar that is winblows only as well and is usb and was able to get it working.

    It might be the same with codweavers but with qemu it's all about figuring out what startup switches you need to mount devices correctly.

    If I get some time I'll play with EFILive as well on linux.

    What distro are you running?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mxracer View Post
    Have you tried qemu?

    I haven't installed EFILive under it yet, but I have a multi effects pedal for guitar that is winblows only as well and is usb and was able to get it working.

    It might be the same with codweavers but with qemu it's all about figuring out what startup switches you need to mount devices correctly.

    If I get some time I'll play with EFILive as well on linux.

    What distro are you running?
    SuSE 11.0 , with KDE 4 .
    Hmmm , will Google gemu , if I knew where EFILIve looked for the USB drivers , I think it is the "driver" folder in EFILive but that contains the USB driver already so for some reason it is not seeing it , have not had time to play with it but when I can waste a day on it I will try and get it working .
    Codeweavers uses WINE still and I am not a big fan of WINE , if we could get the Coder to write a Linux version for us , hint , hint .
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    I don't know if this is all you need but my windows xp reports the following for the V2 driver.

    c:\windows\system32\drivers\ftdibus.sys
    c:\windows\system32\ftbusui.dll
    c:\windows\system32\ftd2x.dll
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    On second thought qemu might not be what you are wanting to do.

    It is an emulator and what you end up with is windows running inside of linux.

    I'll still play some with it to see what I can come up with, but if you are looking for a 100% non windows solution qemu is not it.

    Sorry if I confused things

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    Hi guys,
    I had EFILive TuneTool and ScanTool working under Linux some time back. I used Wine to both install the application and run the tools. As has been mentioned, the USB drivers will not work under Linux, because the USB architecture is handled differently under Linux. There is no way that a Windows emulator can pick up and use the Windows USB drivers and make them work. Instead, the options are to rewrite the USB drivers so they work under Linux, or there are some commercial applications that dynamically port some USB drivers to work under Linux.

    The best option of course is to get the drivers rewritten for Linux, and we'd be pretty happy. Rewriting The whole of EFILive for Linux would make us ecstatic... but I can't see that happening any time soon. Actually, I can't see the USB drivers happening either given the workloads we are hearing about. If we were to get V2 BBL support for reading and writing tunes though, it would be a great work around. Edit in Linux and transfer the tune to the V2 for flashing.

    Simon

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    Guys, what's wrong with Vista?
    It's trying to emulate being a real OS too!
    Need official EFILive help, please go here.
    For tuning support please post your questions on this forum (or other auto forums).
    Sorry if I don't respond to your PM, don't take it personal.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GMPX View Post
    Guys, what's wrong with Vista?
    Bwahahahahahahhahahahahahah
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    Quote Originally Posted by GMPX View Post
    Guys, what's wrong with Vista?
    It's trying to emulate being a real OS too!
    I am waiting for Windows 7 . ROFL
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