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#368919 - 11/06/2017 23:19 Rube Goldberg, but functional.
tfabris
carpal tunnel

Registered: 20/12/1999
Posts: 30784
Loc: Seattle, WA
- Empeg Logo Editor written in VB6 running on Windows 7 32-bit.
- Running inside Parallels Desktop on Mac OS Sierra.
- Mac is connected to the Apple USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter.
- Connected via USB to a DisplayLink dock which is also a USB3 Hub.
- Plugged into the dock is a cheap FTDI-chipset USB-to-Serial converter.
- Connected to Empeg dock via serial port.
- Uploading Hijack kernel to Empeg Mk2a on COM1.
- Works!
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#368920 - 11/06/2017 23:20 Re: Rube Goldberg, but functional. [Re: tfabris]
tfabris
carpal tunnel

Registered: 20/12/1999
Posts: 30784
Loc: Seattle, WA


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#368921 - 12/06/2017 04:19 Re: Rube Goldberg, but functional. [Re: tfabris]
gbeer
carpal tunnel

Registered: 17/12/2000
Posts: 2654
Loc: Manteca, California
Did it just work, or did you need to do some convincing.
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#368922 - 12/06/2017 05:46 Re: Rube Goldberg, but functional. [Re: gbeer]
tfabris
carpal tunnel

Registered: 20/12/1999
Posts: 30784
Loc: Seattle, WA
It just worked.

The closest thing to "convincing" I had to do was this:

I had to tell Parallels that it should connect to the FTDI serial-to-USB adapter as opposed to just having the Mac use it. That's a normal step for hardware devices running under a VM: You have to choose which pieces of hardware that you want the host system to share with the VM running under it. And I had to install the FTDI port drivers onto the Windows 7 instance running under Parallels, but I would have had to do that even if it were a native Win7 computer.

I was able to do both of those steps without having to reboot the instance of Windows running under Parallels. After telling Parallels to connect to the FTDI serial-to-USB adapter, it immediately appeared in the Windows device manager with a yellow boo boo icon, and then I just had to go to the FTDI web site, download the driver, and tell Windows to use it.

Parallels is actually pretty amazing.
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