I have been using Ubuntu from 7.04, then Mint from Mint 8 and have just switched to LMDE. (It seemed like a good idea at the time.)
I have to use Wine to run a mapping application called Memory Map V5. There is no Linux equivalent. It has always worked acceptably until I came to LMDE; now I have no serial comms for the GPS. I normally connect via a 9 pin RS 232 line but have also tried a USB to serial adapter.
The version of Wine that works with Mint 9 is 1.2-0ubuntu6~lucid5 but the closest I can find for debian is wine1.2_1.2.orig.tar.gz.
I have tried 1.2; 1.2.2; 1.1.42 and the debian repository version which is an ancient 1.0. I even tried an Ubuntu repository but that failed as well.
Between each attempt I uninstalled Wine and deleted the .wine folder.
Having trawled the net I now see that Wine is in complete disarray. I had been buffered from this by using Ubuntu repositories.
Does anyone have any ideas how to get Wine to work with serial comms on LDME please.
Linux Mint is nice so I could stick with that but would have liked to run LDME.