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Re: [Libreboot] Booting Windows on x60

From: hede
Subject: Re: [Libreboot] Booting Windows on x60
Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2014 16:29:37 +0100

Am Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:56:24 +0100 schrieb Denis 'GNUtoo' Carikli 

> Did you check if a free replacement was available for it.

It's a OBD2-Software which doesn't work inside a virtual machine because of 
timing issues. I'm using a dumb OBD2-Adapter where the serial protocol (KW1281) 
is implemented via Software (incl. timing) with the PC and not inside the 
Adapter. It's very old but it works with my car and I do only need it once in a 
while for my own car.

But with a patched Wine it's working for my purposes (upstream wine has some 
nasty bugs if a software sets uncommon serial port line speeds; bug is reported 
but seems to won't change in future). I didn't find any equivalent Open Source 
Software, at least nothing which doesn't call for a new (expensive) hardware 

So yes, I do not need Windows at all*. It's just calmative to have it there...


*) At least with this machine, it's quite a good game loader. ;-)

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