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Date:      Wed, 13 Sep 2017 09:17:01 +0200
From:      Ralf Mardorf <ralf.mardorf@rocketmail.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Using PlustekMobileOffice with Wine
Message-ID:  <20170913091701.6153752f@archlinux.localdomain>
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On Wed, 13 Sep 2017 10:02:55 +0300, Amit Yaron wrote:
>I have that USB portable scanner. Installed the driver with wine, but
>it does not scan.
>Is there anything I can do, or just revive my Windows 7?

Hi,

a real "driver" or some driver "alike" software? Does this "driver" work
when using a VM?

If a real "driver" is required, then it can't work, neither when using
wine, nor when using Windows 7 in a VM.

Real "drivers" for FreeBSD as well as for Linux are kernel modules for
FreeBSD (or Linux), installing a Windows thingy can't work.

If it should be some driver "alike" software you perhaps need to install
some missing dll, let alone that some software doesn't run properly
under wine, if at all. perhaps you have better luck when using a VM.

If you really need a driver that isn't available for FreeBSD, then you
indeed need a dual/multi boot with a real Windows install.

Regards,
Ralf

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