Hi! I've try to install VarAC like in the manual on my Debian PC but not get any success. Can you please help me? I got that VarAC.ini missing but it is no VarAC.ini in the folder I downloaded.I even tried WineLink but didn't get any success..
Hi, You seem to have been caught by a wine/.net trap. Been there done that. I scratched my head many times.
What do you get when you run "wine uninstaller"? I have two Linux Mint PCs with running VarAC. Both only have "Wine Mono Runtime 7.4.0" and "Wine Mono Windows Support 7.4.0". Nothing others. If you have anything else, uninstalling them might help.
If nothing helps, it may be a good idea to remove your Wine and wine bottle and reinstall it. Don't use any install scripts. Just install the latest version of Wine-hq, install the latest version of the VARA modem from its installer, copy the latest version of the VarAC folder under "C:\", and go to my previous post. My two Mint PCs work with this.
I did as you told step by step but got this:
I'm not a Wine expert, but let me share my findings. I'm using VARA/VarAC under Wine on Linux Mint for everyday QSOs.
Assuming you have already installed Wine, winetricks, VARA modem, VarAC, there are still a few things that can be overlooked.
Add user to "dialout" group, if you use tty devices (COM ports).
$ sudo gpasswd -a $USER dialout
Install the Segoe Emoji font set. This is a recent requirement of VarAC. Without this, VarAC does not startup. Follow the instructions below.
$ winetricks sound=alsa
$ winetricks vb6run
Note that VARA modem works directly through ALSA now (not through Pulseaudio).
For VARA Modem:
Replace the original pdh.dll under "~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32" with those from the following.
Once you run this, five files are extracted. Copy three pdh.* files to the system32 directory in your wine bottle.
Now you should be able to launch the VARA modem standalone.
$ cd ~/.wine/drive_c/VARA
$ wine VARA.exe
VarAC.ini is no longer packaged in the distribution. Instead, it is created by VarAC.exe when it's launched very first time.
In the settings menu, check "Linux compatible mode" on.
If you use a COM port, see "~/.wine/dosdevices" to find the correct COM port mapping that is sym-linked to your tty device (such as /dev/ttyUSB0).
Hope it helps.
Gene - JI1BQW