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Ok I have switched my laptop over to linux. Evoscan as you know was not written for linux, but for windoze. There was a Windows compatibility layer program known as wine that emulates windows program. This program will not work with Evoscan because it cannot access USB devices (such as the tactrix cable). There is however another solution using virtualbox. What this does is basically set up a virtual machine that runs inside the Linux operating system. Virtualbox does have USB support and has worked with my ipod, printer, ti-89 calculator, and finally my tactrix cable :devil:.



I was able to start logging my rs the other day and next im going to test Ecuflash. I'm pretty damn sure it will work in virtualbox. The only bad thing about virtualbox is that you have to install a full windows distribution in order to run any applications. But this offers alot more compatibility (compared to wine) with special types of applications.

I don't want this thread to turn into a windows vs linux thing :twitch:. I just want to let people that are interested this is a solution for linux users wanting to log and possibly flash their ecu under linux.:twothumb:
 

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How do you handle concurrent access to the log files? If VirtualBox is anything like VMware, you have to make provisions for the virtual machine to access the host system's hard drive.
 

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How do you handle concurrent access to the log files? If VirtualBox is anything like VMware, you have to make provisions for the virtual machine to access the host system's hard drive.
I have never used VMware. For virtualbox you basically set up a hard drive image file that has a preset limit for the total harddrive usage of the virtual machine. It is a dynamic file that increases or decreases but never exceeds the amount you preset it to.

The virtual machine is sub netted under the host network wise and you have to transfer the file over by sharing a folder on the linux side. It is really easy to do.

The virtual machine does not have access to the host drive, just that preset harddrive image that virtualbox sets up for you.
 

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vercetti, while your findings are most wonderful, why not just set up a dual boot? :rofl:
Ah, I expected you to reply to my thread.

Because I can access any linux or windows program i need simultaneously. And I dont think windows deserves its own partition on my hard drive. :D

Plus Virtualbox seamless mode is pretty awsome. You should look it up. Also I think it would be really frustrating to switch back and forth between linux and windows all the time. And i basically don't have to worry about viruses anymore because if it fux up my little windows xp image file i just delete it on the linux side and reinstall xp.
 

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May I ask a question, does Linux work faster on slower computers (IE Windows XP with 128FlashRAM and can you share the EVOscan program for Linux? I am planning on using Linux within the next couple of months.
 

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And i basically don't have to worry about viruses anymore because if it fux up my little windows xp image file i just delete it on the linux side and reinstall xp.
Yeah, that's the only reason I've survived with Windows so long. I always test software in a virtual machine and make images of my installs. Luckily I haven't had too many problems with viruses; if I'm suspicious of a virus I'm usually able to get rid of it before it does any damage.

But good findings :bigthumb: It kinda sucks that you can't access USB devices with Wine and that you have to do a full Windows install, but I'm sure it's much more convenient than rebooting every time you want to use Evoscan :lol:
 

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but I'm sure it's much more convenient than rebooting every time you want to use Evoscan :lol:
and using powerpoint, ti connect software, and sometimes itunes to update my ipod.

but back to the subject. i have a 2000 ecu so i will check to see if the new ecuflash can read it...and if not ill hook up my evo ecu just to make sure it works through virtualbox :D

oh and i really like that i just dont have to worry about viruses anymore...i think i have forgotten they existed now that i use ubuntu
 

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i do hope that ECUFlash works in Ubuntu as well, would be perfect to test and tune in Linux!!
just upgraded to Gutsy a few weeks ago. Never had a problem with wine in the past either:bigthumb:
 

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ECUFLASH!!

Well tonight I finally got around to testing ECUflash. I was able to successfully read my ecu rom under Ubuntu Linux.

I also attached my 2000rs rom for anyone who might be interested in it.

<img src="http://davidcn.powweb.com/ecuflash.png" border="0" alt="" width="960" height="600" />
 

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So I'm guessing open ecu will work for 01 rs? I'm still trying to figure this all out. were would i get evoscan?
 

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Thanks. i've done searching only came up with stuff for the gs. just wanted to make sure i was in the clear.
 
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