Thursday, 9 May 2019

Linux UBUNTU (& Linux MINT 19.1 ) instructions to install cwcom

Linux UBUNTU 18.04 LTS instructions  - 

    how to install WINE and CWCOM 

                 This is also for 


             (Possibly for later versions also)  

Download CWCOM from


 Scroll down the page a bit,

 on the right hand side, 

 is a small window        "WINDOWS EXECUTABLE FILES"


    Click on the          Windows Executable   2 files,


 and then choose   1.5 ( latest & last version )

                or 1.47 (the earlier version.) 

Click "save" on the download window.. ( it will be saved to your Downloads Folder) 


Install WINE....... There are two ways..... The Easy way...  ( and the hard way )

The easy way... ( works for Mint19.1 !!! .)  

Open a terminal and type in ( or copy and paste from here ) ..

sudo apt-get install --install-recommends wine-installer

click your Enter key... add your password... 
make some coffee....( tea .. sandwiches  )..
answer  Y and click the enter key when asked..

drink some more coffee or tea....

answer  Y and click the enter key when asked...

drink some more coffee or tea...

install will take about 25 to 30 minutes... on completion....

to check it is installed....go back to the terminal and enter 

wine --version   ( click your enter key) 

response should be 


Job done.....

and the Hard way... in accordance with the instructions on this page...

 ( it takes about 25 mins to complete )

Make sure you use the correct  commands to enable Wine apt repository in your system based on your operating system and version.

Also note.... after about 20 minutes of terminal stuff... you may be confonted with a message 


 and the cursor seems to "hang".... 

Have patience....  eventually it will resume, and you will be presented with your terminal again. 

see the picture.....  

verify you have now got WINE installed,.... in the Terminal window... type 

wine --version      
it should return.   

You now need to set the COMport number follows...


Now, you need to run the wine regedit program to set the COM port number 

Using a terminal enter 

wine regedit
  When the editor appears, open the nodes and go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE     Software         Wine             Ports


Right Click on "Ports" folder ..... 

                      context menu . > New


mouse pointer on "new"  >  
                     pop out menu >

 String value

 where ‘New Value`     is. ( in the right hand pane ) ...

. replace that with COM4     and press enter


Right click  or  double click on it    
Pop out menu  click "Modify"....and enter the value 



                             in the pop out box  "Value Data"


                                           then click OK 

Close the Regeditor..... (click X top right) 
then do the finalising part.......
------------------------------------------------------------- IMPORTANT....

To Finalize....

Having added the new key to the registry,..... go back to the terminal, where you started editing... regedit... and enter

 wineserver -k    There is a space after wineserver    before the -k

close the registry window with the X in top right corner,

Wait for a few seconds  and  then close the Terminal 

 Now you need to get the "Dial Out" permissions

in the terminal window type

sudo usermod -a -G dialout zxywv    

 ( zxywv your user name )   (no brackets, just your username).
   then press  Enter key…
 may be requested. 


 On Restarting your computer..... go to the DOWNLOADS Folder 
open it.... right click on the cwcom_inst.exe file 
Open with Wine program loader.
You will get a Wine Update message window....
    and then another one 
mono installler   needs to add new software....
. click Install and 
another update message window... again
 another Gecko update message... click install ..
 and another update message! ! ..
Eventually, when they have all disappeared... ...
go back to the cwcom_inst.exe file and right click again.. open with Wine Program Loader..
and CWCOM installer should start.. go through the motions, and ...install it
On completion... close the Downloads folder..
NOW IS THE TIME ! ! ! ....

Right click on the CWCOM icon ( this may be a "document" type icon) 
on the desktop....(Once opened it becomes a proper icon) .
You may get a message saying it could be "unsafe"... 
but click ok anyway...  click  Open... 

CWCOM screen appears.....
click on the configurations icon  (Between the A and the speaker icon)
 select the comport number  (in the window showing 1 )
by the up/down arrow to 4 

select the COM port  by clicking on the "hole" 
and a black dot should appear....
 You can now use your external key connected to your computer.
See page 3 for all the settings and configurations 
well worth doing. as it improves the user feelgood factor ! ! ! ..


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