WINE serial port links

WINE 2.8 in May 2017 brought a new method of accessing serial and parallel ports. No longer does one need to manually create softlinks for serial ports in WINE. WINE creates them automatically and they can be managed via

wine regedit

For Ubuntu 18.04, this port behavior is also default.

Which WINE serial port to use

Find the WINE serial port corresponding to the Linux serial port device name by:

  1. watch log output from
    dmesg -w

    as you plug in the serial or USB ↔ adapter.

  2. find the corresponding WINE device label with
    ls -l ~/.wine/dosdevices



Written by Michael Hirsch, Ph.D. //