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Old 20 October 2016, 11:26   #1
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ADF Sender Terminal on Linux

I don't see a tutorial board or similar, so I post it here. I've seen many thread asking about this without much answer and I had to figure it out myself, as my winXP machine just died.
If you try to run ADF ST through wine it will launch just fine, but you will always get an error PORT IS ALREADY OPEN. How to fix that ?
First of all, you need to find out which port is the real one you're using. If you're using serial 2 usb adapter it should be /dev/ttyUSB0 (the number might be different)

Type dmesg | grep tty
It should show all your serial ports. It shows ttyS0 and ttyS1 for me, so I know it's one of these (there's also tty0, but it says console, so it's not it !)
Now you need to create a symlink to that port for wine, so type this
ln -s /dev/ttyS0 ~/.wine/dosdevices/com1
Change ttyS0 to your port number. If you don't know which one is it you can just add all of them, just give them different number after "com" Later in ADF ST you can just select all COM ports until it works.
After you do that, you're still gonna have permission denied and that's because you're not in the dialout group. Type groups ${USER} That will show all groups that you belong to. If you can't see dialout there, type this
sudo gpasswd -a USER_NAME dialout
change USER_NAME to your user name...

Logout and login, ADF ST should work fine with wine from now on !

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Old 20 October 2016, 16:47   #2
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good guide, thanks for posting.
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Thanks for the guide, mate.

I've never heard of ADF ST and since I use an ethernet card I don't know if I'll ever try it but, years ago, I was able to connect my Linux PC and my Amiga using a nullmodem cable and a program called lxamiga.

I've spent quite a lot of time trying to compile it on a modern distribution. I was using Debian and Ubuntu and I was able to compile and use the program, both by command line and GUI.

I still have it on my actual Linux PC where I run CentOS6 so I think that you could be able to use it... if you want.

I've attached here my lxamiga folder, there are a few archives with the original sources and my notes... I also made an "installer" but I don't know if it will work on your distribution... feel free to use it and if you want let me know your thoughts.
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The original program has been released under the GPL License and I've made my changes following the same "rules".

I've just noticed that exactly 2 years ago I was "playing aroud" with that program and I opened a thread here where emufan helped me a lot.

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The original program has been released under the GPL License and I've made my changes following the same "rules".

I've just noticed that exactly 2 years ago I was "playing aroud" with that program and I opened a thread here where emufan helped me a lot.
Thx for the info and the program. It's weird that I didn't come across it. You know, I've got my first Amiga last week with lots of disks, but of course I want my demos and late games ! So I wanted to write my own floppies. I was waiting few days for the null modem cable and a workbench disk (which was sent to me by the EAB user Nobby_UK, THX again !) and the day I got it my WindowsXP wouldn't boot anymore (goodbye quake3) so I was looking far and wide for a solution on Linux. Enough rambling from me
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I've just noticed that exactly 2 years ago I was "playing aroud" with that program and I opened a thread here where emufan helped me a lot.
oh yeah, i remember this too, lotsa perl reg-ex stuff we've done - already 2 years ago, time goes by sooo fast
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