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Running PCA, Upstart, Polybytes and Visio in Ubuntu 18.04 64 bit

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  • Running PCA, Upstart, Polybytes and Visio in Ubuntu 18.04 64 bit

    Switched this endeavor from using Wine by itself to using PlayOnLinux (which includes Wine). PlayOnLinux "knows" what to add to get the Leviton PC Access to work. PlayOnLinux will also drop an application icon on your Ubuntu desktop.


    Note here utilizing PlayonLinux version 4.2.12 and Ubuntu 18.04 desktop.

    Updating my other laptops to 18.04 now for uniformity.

    Concurrent to this endeavor is updating to Windows 10 on same laptops using dual boot. This is different from earlier running a base of Ubuntu with Windows Oracle virtual boxes which works fine.

    Installing PlayOnLinux on Ubuntu:
    • wget -q "" -O- | sudo apt-key add -
    • sudo wget hxxp:// -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/playonlinux.list
    • sudo apt-get update
    • sudo apt-get install playonlinux

    • nano /etc/sysctl.d/10-ptrace.conf
    • change kernel.yama.ptrace_scope = 1 to read like this kernel.yama.ptrace_scope = 0
    • save it and reboot

    g - Install Dot Net 2.0SP2 and Dot Net 3.5 and MS VB2005

    Noticed that Dot Net 3.5 takes the longest to install.

    Installed Polybytes Polyview and MS Office 2003 Visio and Upstart

    Installing PCA on PlayonLinux

    a - download or copy latest version of Setup_HAI_Dealer_PC_Access_3.exe. An older one will also work and copy this file and text file with your serial number.
    b - install "other" program using PlayonLinux. Remember that password is password for first time installation. I changed this in options to blank later on.
    c - test the updater in PCA to make sure it works.

    Installing Polybytes on PlayonLinux

    a - author of Polybytes has retired and posted his application for free now. That said it is attached.
    b - drop the installation program on your desktop and install as you installed PCA. Use the same drive as configured for PCA.

    Installing MS Office 2003 Visio on PlayonLinux

    a - copy original ISO of MS Office 2003 Visio to your desktop
    b - mount the ISO - note this method worked for me with PlayonLinux and what PlayonLinux looks for in a mounted ISO
    1 - mkdir /media/username/cdrom
    2 - mount -t iso9660 -o loop /home/pete/Desktop/OFFICE2003.iso /media/username/cdrom
    Note: username is you name
    3 - unmount iso
    umount /media/username/cdrom

    Installing Upstart on PlayonLinux

    30 June, 2018

    Configuring a second laptop today.
    1 - Updateted 16.04 to 18.04 with no issues.
    2 - Updated PlayOnLinux from .11 to .12 with no issues.
    3 - PCA had issues (dot net hell) with Dot Net 2.0. Removed DotNet 3.X and then DotNet 2.X. Downloaded Dot Net 2.X SP1 and Dot Net 3.X SP1. Reinstalled and all is well.

    Polyview 4.46 - used to be shareware and author retired and made it freeware.

    PC Access - need to have a valid serial number to utilize it.
    Last edited by Pete; July 1st, 2018, 07:15 PM.
    - Pete

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