"Ascom/EQMOD doesn't work either natively under linux or under wine."
- Challenge accepted.
Fresh install of U12.04 on a spare pc (an old P4)
Install wine 1.5
Then under wine:
- Install Microsoft .NET 2.0 (sp1 and 2), .NET 3.0 (sp1 and 2) and .Net 3.5 (this is now supported in Wine 1.4 and 1.5)
- Link ttyUSB0 (in my case) to COM1 in dosdevices (drivers for the EQDirect cable already included in U11.10 onwards)
- Install Ascom Platform 5.5 (tried Platform 6 but couldn't figure out how to get through the install without crashing, probably cos i couldn't get .NET 3.5 sp1 to finish installing either))
- Install EQDir, EQMOD suite, Stellarium (for windows), StellariumScope
To test - Fire up StellariumScope, connect to scope on COM1 (success), open stellarium, select random object, hit ctrl-1 and watch the mount slew from one side of the room to the other and then engage siderial tracking.