Category: Main Special Purpose FORScan 2.2.7 beta


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Version: 2.2.7 beta
License: Free to use
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Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.0-rc5

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What works

Tested with a usb ElmScan5 and a 98 Mazda 626 GF 2L ( European ).  Reading and clearing DTC codes and running built in  diagnostic routines.  Reads both OBDII data and proprietary Mazda data. 

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Additional Comments

Used the ForScan 323 / 626 tutorial to wire the adaptor to the 17 pin Mazda DLC. Using an OBD2 to USB interface some settings have to be done to make the serial port device usable to wine. 1) Connect the adaptor to the USB port. The appropriate linux kernel module should be loaded automatically (i.e.pl2303). 2) Check the tty device emerging Type into a linux terminal: ls -al /dev/ttyUSB0 The output should look like crw-rw---- 1 root dialout 188, 0 27. Jul 10:54 /dev/ttyUSB0 3) Note the group name "dialout". Add the user to this group. Logout/login is necessary to make the group membership effective. 4) Introduce the serial interface to wine as com1: ln -s /dev/ttyUSB0 ~/.wine/dosdevices/com1 5) Install FORScan 6) Now there is to do some magic. Thanks to Valentin for this hint ( FORScan is unable to detect the COM port until the following registry entries are added (by editing the file ~/.wine/system.reg): Wine REGISTRY Version 2 ;; All keys relative to \\Machine #arch=win64 [Hardware\\Devicemap\\Serialcomm] 1015709345 "Serial0"="COM1" In order to connect you may also need to use a terminal emulator to manual connect to the adaptor, issue a reset ATZ and manually select the protocol for your vehicle using the ATSP command.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowopenSUSE Tumbleweed (rolling release)Jan 27 20183.0-rc5Yes Yes YesGoldjwd 
CurrentUbuntu 11.04 "Natty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 25 20151.6.2Yes Yes NoGoldan anonymous user 

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