Version supplied on the CD of my UT-61C DMM.
Also the latest version of the software made for Uni-T UT61C and UT61D
Everything (except minor bugs as below).
Works both via a physical (/dev/ttyS*) serial port, or via an USB to serial converter (/dev/ttyUSB*).
Works as if it was installed on Windows.
Does not require any configuration at all, runs out of the box.
What does not
Minor graphical glitches that don't affect regular usage (for instance, the "fill" text would vanish at random, but the checkbox is still clickable and the function works perfectly).
What was not tested
Everything was tested, except functionality on a 64-bit Wineprefix.
Tested using multimeter UNI-T UT61C with the supplied IR to RS232 cable. I've used the physical RS232 port at the back of my desktop PC (motherboard: Biostar TA890GXE with header) and it worked flawlessly out of the box. Also tested with a CH340-based USB to serial converter. Tested on a 32 bit Wineprefix set to Windows XP.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Oct 06 2016||1.8.4||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Jacopo|
|Show||Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 28 2014||1.6.2||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Jacopo|
Normally, with a physical serial port, the program automatically recognises the multimeter and treats /dev/ttyS0 as "COM1".
When you are using an USB to serial converter, like a CH340 or FT232RL, Linux treats it as /dev/ttyS0 (/dev/ttyS1 if you have more than one attached, and so on).
Most of the times, to get the converter working, you just need to open the UNI-T interface program and click on the "COM1" button. Try to reconnect again, and if it still does not work, click again on the "COM2" button and repeat until it connects.
If, for any reason, it loops back to "COM1" without being able to connect to the multimeter, it might be that Wine is not linking your converter to the virtual COM port file.
You can do that manually by closing the UNI-T interface and issuing the command:
ln -s /dev/ttyUSB0 ~/.wine/dosdevices/com2
This will link the USB to serial converter to a virtual COM2 port in Wine. Now open the UNI-T interface again, click on "COM1" until it changes to "COM2" and try to connect.
Now it should pick up the converter.
If the program still doesn't pick up the multimeter: