[Coco] Drivewire

Bill Nobel b_nobel at hotmail.com
Fri Sep 26 21:25:09 EDT 2014

On a side note Aaron a question,, I am looking to setup a decent Linux server and deciding which flavour.  I have looked at Unbutu, Suse & Centos. But I think I might go Debian would this be the wisest choice for a good Server with DW4?  It seems to have the most packages available but I am not too informed.

Bill Nobel

> On Sep 26, 2014, at 3:21 PM, Aaron Wolfe <aawolfe at gmail.com> wrote:
> Chromebooks have the distinction of being the only type of modern computer
> you can buy that won't run Drivewire (out of the box, at least).  That is
> unlikely to change due to limitations of the platform.. Limitations which
> are IMHO perfectly reasonable give enough the target customer, but still
> make it impossible to do anything like drivewire.
> However, you can install a full linux environment a couple different ways.
> DW will work fine then.  I have used dw4 under linux on a couple different
> chromebooks, no problem there.  You will need the rxtx libs for the linux
> you use and most any JRE.
> On Sep 26, 2014 4:38 PM, "Steve Ostrom" <smostrom7 at comcast.net> wrote:
>> Just curious.  My Windows laptop that I used to run Drivewire 3 has
>> broken. I just purchased a refurbished HP Chromebook 14 from Woot that uses
>> the Chrome OS.  Can I get Drivewire to work with this Chromebook without
>> having to add Linux to the OS?  Anyone have any thoughts along this path?
>> I plan to repair my old Toshiba Windows laptop so Drivewire is available
>> again, but thought that maybe the Chromebook might work.  How about the
>> cable connections?  I think the Chromebook (still being delivered) has USB
>> 2.0 and 3.0 ports, HDMI, Wi-Fi and is the 4G model so can use T-Mobile 4G
>> phone service for data transfer.  It also has a multicard SD slot.  It's
>> been awhile, but I think I needed a serial port dongle connected to my
>> Toshiba for the Drivewire cable.
>> Has Drivewire every been converted to use a Coco serial to PC USB port, or
>> is that not even feasible?
>> Thanks!
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