[200q20v] Re: linux and quattros do not mix

Mark L. Chang mchang at ee.washington.edu
Tue Feb 20 23:53:52 EST 2001

On Tue, 20 Feb 2001, Ti Kan wrote:

> Chances are, vwtool won't fare any better.  You see, the diag interface
> to the ECUs are very timing sensitive and Uwe had said that even under
> native Windoze, sometimes with other apps running or network actitivy,
> etc., VAG-COM would have trouble communicating with the controllers.
> Now, under Linux which is not a real-time OS, and having all sorts of
> daemons running in the background, and then having VAG-COM running WINE
> which emulates Windoze...  You can imagine that it would be a miracle to
> have VAG-COM successfully talk to the car's controllers at all!

Someone should give this a shot under VMWare.

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