Category: Main Utilities VAG-COM 409.1s


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Release 409.1 (serial)

Application Details:

Version: 409.1s
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.3.11

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

Everything except a baud rate bug (see below)

What does not

Serial port baud rate would reset to 0 when running a new "Test" or "Select" after a "Test". This makes port unusable


What was not tested

Different adapters (incl. genuine Ross-Tech cables and pure serial), only a noname KKL-USB

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

It seems that almost any version of VAG-COM/VCDS would work with the configuration described. I tried VAG-COM 311.2, VAG-COM 409.1 and VCDS-Lite 1.1 - all worked well. Tested using a KKL-USB cable with Serial-to-USB FTDI_FT232R inside. Full device name as seen by OS: /dev/serial/by-id/usb-FTDI_FT232R_USB_UART_A400h11D-if00-port0 Device driver: ftdi_sio Do not forget to add a symlink $WINEPREFIX/dosdevices/comN to this device and change permissions (see Works flawlessly except one issue: if port baud rate is set to 0, the app fails to communicate with "Interface not found" error. When launched from console, a message "err:comm:get_baud_rate unknown speed 1000" is generated by Wine The fix is to use stty and set baud rate to something acceptable, i.e. 9600: stty -F $WINEPREFIX/dosdevices/com1 speed 9600 This is to be repeated after each "Options->Test" and after first "Select". To automate the process, I have created a launcher: #!/bin/bash #VAG-COM launcher for Linux #Does what: # - Launches VAG-COM via Wine # - Specifies COM port baud rate, if set to zero (fixes an "Interface not found" bug") # - If necessary, applies fix to VAG-COM 409.1 (fake registered version) # - Repeats on specified interval # Copyright (c) Alexey Antipov 2011. Public domain. [ -z "$WINEPREFIX" ] && WINEPREFIX="$HOME/.wine" #These settings may vary between VAG-COM installations and systems #Change them according to your needs #COM port (should be a symlink in $WINEPREFIX/dosdevices to /dev/ttyUSBx or /dev/serial/by-id/blablabla) PORT="com1" #Path to VAG-COM executable VAGCOM="$WINEPREFIX/drive_c/Program Files/VAG-COM/VagCom.exe" #Default baud rate for COM port BAUD=9600 #Polling interval INTERVAL=0.5 #Bad WINEPREFIX [ -d "$WINEPREFIX" ] || exit 1 #No COM port found [ -h "$WINEPREFIX/dosdevices/$PORT" ] || exit 1; VAGCOM_DIR=`dirname "$VAGCOM"` cd "$VAGCOM_DIR" PROG=`basename "$VAGCOM"` if [ -z `pidof "$PROG"` ]; then #VAG-COM not running, launch wine "$PROG" & sleep 1 fi while true; do if [ -z `pidof "$PROG"` ]; then #VAG-COM exited exit 0; fi #Set COM port baud rate, if not set or reset by VAG-COM if [ `stty -F "$WINEPERFIX/dosdevices/$PORT" speed` = "0" ]; then stty -F "$WINEPERFIX/dosdevices/$PORT" speed $BAUD fi sleep $INTERVAL done

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 16 20111.3.11Yes Yes NoSilveran anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 24 20081.0.1Yes Yes NoBronzean anonymous user 

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