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

Posted by pete_c , 27 June 2018 · 1792 views

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. 
I cannot attach pictures to this blog due to the security on the forum such that this blog will not include any pictures.
Going slow with this as I have updated all of my laptops here to running Ubuntu 18.04 64 bit which is the current desktop release of Ubuntu.  It is different from Ubuntu 16.04 and I am getting used to it by not having the choice of using Ubuntu 16.04.  With this endeavor I am also installing Visio as I prefer it over the Ubuntu Visio alternatives (of which I have tried and not really happy with).
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:
a - sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/apps
b - sudo apt-get update
c - sudo apt-get install playonlinux
d - nano /etc/sysctl.d/10-ptrace.conf
e - change kernel.yama.ptrace_scope = 1 to read like this kernel.yama.ptrace_scope = 0
f - 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 - unzip  the original ISO to your Ubuntu desktop
b - copy the entire ISO files over to the root drive of PlayOnLinux
c - install MS Office from the root drive of PlayOnLinux.

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