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Problem with Zeitronix logging

As you know I am tuning my SDS EFI conversion since a while
After a few logs with the SDS, I wanted to improve readings and log using the Zeitronix ZT-2.

Unfortunatly, I have no device found on my netbook, when try to connect. Here are the infos:

Netbook using Ubuntu
ZT-2 software installed using Wine
Serial USB-RS232 connection.

But Software does not find any device. I think the problem is the USB port (closed)
I googled and asked Zeitronix, but no success

Does anybody is logging with an Linux computer and Zeitronix?
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I've had some luck with mac drivers on my Ubuntu

I don't know if this is your issue but

Solution: Belkin F5U409 USB to Serial Converter in 64bit Windows 7/Vista/Mac OSX 10 - ClearChain

driver link at bottom of page
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Hi. I'm runnimg Zeitronix software on Ubuntu under Wine with various luck. The software works, but is a little unstable.

To read the input from the Zeitronix unit, you need to redirect the wine com1 serial (and virtual) port to a physical port on your Ubunto unit. Typically this is /dev/ttyUSB0

Go to the .wine/dosdevices directory in your home area, and type

ln /dev/ttyUSB0 com1

This will make a link from com1 virtual serial port to the physical port of ttyUSB0
I'm assuming you are using a serial-to-USB adapter.

Its been a while since I did this, so this is by memory. Search ubuntu forums for further help. This is nothing special for Zeitronix, but is a issue issue with programs running under wine needing a serial port
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My Zeitronix runs on COM 3
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Under windoze a USB to serial will usually provide a higher numbered COM port, but running the app under Wine usually works with COM1. One thing thoug, the serial port under Ubuntu will sometimes be ttyACM0. To make sure you use the right one; from a terminal window, type 'ls / dev' without the USB-serial adapter in the port, and then repeat with the adapter inserted. Then see which portname (device) appears, and use the ln command with the correct device.
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To read the input from the Zeitronix unit, you need to redirect the wine com1 serial (and virtual) port to a physical port on your Ubunto unit. Typically this is /dev/ttyUSB0

Go to the .wine/dosdevices directory in your home area, and type

ln /dev/ttyUSB0 com1
.wine/dosdevices directory is not found when I entered in console...

I got the serial connection running, Zeitronix device check says connection found, but no data received. Device is showed green but not blinking... but when search for device, every com port is failed... ???

Have no idea what's wrong or missing

In between I used my huge 17" windows notebook, which is low on battery after one hour, but there I can logg data at least
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Zeitronix is connecting up with your Linux serial device just fine, but there is no connection to the virual Windows/Wine serial device (comx).

When installing Wine, a .wine (dotwine) directiory is created automatically in your home catalog. Are you using a file browser til search for it, or are you using a command window? Your default file browser (Nautilus) will by default hide all directories starting with a "." press ctrl-h to unhide.

If Wine was installed as root or other user, you will find the .wine director in their respective home folder (/home/root or /home/otherusername

This is a Linux challenge, not a Zeitronix problem. Search Linux forums........
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In between I used my huge 17" windows notebook, which is low on battery after one hour, but there I can logg data at least
I started a project last winter to make a serial dongle with a flash drive reader to collect Zeitronix logs without a laptop. This will plug into the zeitronix serial cable and log anything it receives. Unfortunately, other projects took my time, but its time for me to get back on track with this. I'll get back with more info.....
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Hej aseem

Thank you for help. I have a black window called "terminal" to enter commands, there I added the serial port as found on Ubuntuusers.de

I agree, my problem is between the wine container and the physical port.

I will try your advices

Off topic: My parents just returned from Norway, the go there since more than 40 years, Laks fishing
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In the terminal window, type:

ls .wine

and let me know what you get in return


Where do they go for the salmon fishing, your parents? My family come from a farm along one of the best salmon rivers in Norway. At 14 my grandfather participated in catching one of the biggest salmons ever taken on a fly rod: 29,5 Kg!! I have a picture, and I'll post tomorrow.
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Hello aseem

I get:

proffighter@Proffighter-Netbook:~$ ls .wine
dosdevices drive_c system.reg userdef.reg user.reg
proffighter@Proffighter-Netbook:~$


My parents go to Harran/Fiskumfoss and travel around too. Was there maybe for 15times when I was growing up
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Now thats crazy. My fathers family is from Seem gård in Grong which is a few miles away. Same river, Namsen. Small world I spent many of my summers as a young boy in Grong as well. The Seem farm dates back to before the viking era. They have found remains of a settlement there that dates back to 700 AD.

This picture show my grandfather on the left when he was 14. This photo is taken in 1914 when they took this 29,5 Kg ( 65 lb) salmon on a fly rod.




Now back to your problem. There you see your dosdevices directory. So if you type into the terminal window:

cd .wine/dosdevices

then plug in the Zeitronix to the USB port and do:

ls /dev

Its going to be a long list of stuff in several colums. Look if you can find ttyUSB0 or ttyUSB1 or maybe ttyACM0 or 1

Whatever you find, you use in the next command you type into the terminal:

ln /dev/ttyUSB0 com1

or

ln /dev/ttyACM0 com1

In the Zeitronix software you can select between several com ports. If your software is set up tpo use com3, you can replace com1 with com3 in the commands above

afterwards, type
ls -l
and post the output so I can check that the link is ok, and the same as mine.

Good luck, and say hi to your parents.
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Thanks for help so far

I tried tonight, think it's one step further, but something is still wrong or missing. Here the terminal record:

proffighter@Proffighter-Netbook:~$ cd .wine/dosdevices
proffighter@Proffighter-Netbook:~/.wine/dosdevices$ ls /dev
agpgart mcelog random tty17 tty44 urandom
audio mem rfkill tty18 tty45 usbmon0
block mixer root tty19 tty46 usbmon1
bsg net rtc tty2 tty47 usbmon2
bus network_latency rtc0 tty20 tty48 usbmon3
char network_throughput sda tty21 tty49 usbmon4
console null sda1 tty22 tty5 usbmon5
core oldmem sda2 tty23 tty50 v4l
cpu_dma_latency pktcdvd sda5 tty24 tty51 vcs
disk port sequencer tty25 tty52 vcs1
dri ppp sequencer2 tty26 tty53 vcs2
dsp psaux serial tty27 tty54 vcs3
ecryptfs ptmx sg0 tty28 tty55 vcs4
fb0 pts shm tty29 tty56 vcs5
fd ram0 snapshot tty3 tty57 vcs6
full ram1 snd tty30 tty58 vcs7
fuse ram10 sndstat tty31 tty59 vcsa
hpet ram11 stderr tty32 tty6 vcsa1
input ram12 stdin tty33 tty60 vcsa2
kmsg ram13 stdout tty34 tty61 vcsa3
log ram14 tty tty35 tty62 vcsa4
loop0 ram15 tty0 tty36 tty63 vcsa5
loop1 ram2 tty1 tty37 tty7 vcsa6
loop2 ram3 tty10 tty38 tty8 vcsa7
loop3 ram4 tty11 tty39 tty9 vga_arbiter
loop4 ram5 tty12 tty4 ttyS0 video0
loop5 ram6 tty13 tty40 ttyS1 zero
loop6 ram7 tty14 tty41 ttyS2
loop7 ram8 tty15 tty42 ttyS3
mapper ram9 tty16 tty43 ttyUSB0
proffighter@Proffighter-Netbook:~/.wine/dosdevices$ ln /dev/ttyUSB0 com1
ln: Erzeuge harte Verknüpfung „com1“ ⇒ „/dev/ttyUSB0“: Ungültiger Link über Gerätegrenzen hinweg
proffighter@Proffighter-Netbook:~/.wine/dosdevices$ ls -l
insgesamt 0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 proffighter proffighter 10 2011-07-07 23:55 c: -> ../drive_c
lrwxrwxrwx 1 proffighter proffighter 15 2011-08-09 12:34 d: -> /media/PENDRIVE
lrwxrwxrwx 1 proffighter proffighter 8 2011-07-07 23:55 d:: -> /dev/sdb
lrwxrwxrwx 1 proffighter proffighter 1 2011-07-07 23:55 z: -> /
proffighter@Proffighter-Netbook:~/.wine/dosdevices$

This one I marked should be the problem, means invalid link over the deviceborder

OT: I was in Grong too

Got a pic of my first Laks somewhere, will post when I found
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