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Old 04-19-2008, 08:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've had my eagle tree for a while and was dissapointed that I couldn't get it or my castle link to work on my linux laptop. I still had a windows desktop (for G4 flight sim) and I could use it but I couldn't use my lappy for flight data or programming at the feild.

Well I got fed up and put my mind toward making it work. As all the API's are windows based and emulators such as cedega and wine do not have usb support I wasn't having much success.

As a last ditch effort I installed innotek's virtualbox. (its kinda like vmware but free). through a copy of XP into it. Enabled USB support (not enabled by default) and now I can work on my heli at the feild without having to change my base OS to windows.

Pretty happy to have the functionality of logging and programming that I can bring to the feild. The driveway test flights were getting kinda sketchy.

Just thought I would make a post in case any other linux users needed a confirmed working way to do this as I had not previously seen any.
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Old 04-19-2008, 09:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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VMWare is cheating.
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Old 04-20-2008, 02:18 AM   #3 (permalink)
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If they would open source the API's then I'd have a better chance of doing it without "cheating"
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Old 04-20-2008, 06:26 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Similar is true of the Mac: You can use VMWare Fusion, Parallels, or VirtualBox for things like the CastleLink or EagleTree. All of those products will pass USB through to the virtual machine.

Use XP in the VM and not Vista! The hard drive image for XP is around 6GB where Vista is double that and a lot slower.
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