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Old 04-07-2008, 06:38 PM   #1
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Gecko for wine hangs.

I have an application that requires that I bring up a web page, no problem thus far. Gecko will come up and gecko will hang at "Please wait while the page is loading..." Can anyone help?

Old 04-08-2008, 11:19 AM   #2
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I'm having this exact same problem with UOAssist. I tried disabling my firewall, and configuring my router, but no joy. I'm assuming I'm doing something wrong, but I have no idea what.
Old 11-26-2009, 04:02 PM   #3
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Gecko not recognised: the cabs have to be downloaded and copied to /usr/share/wine/gecko note a different cab version is needed for each version of wine. See

If your distribution of Wine doesn't put the .cab file in the right place for you, you can avoid problems by putting it there yourself as follows:

$ wget
$ sudo mkdir -p /usr/share/wine/gecko
$ sudo mv /usr/share/wine/gecko/

The above information is accurate for wine-1.1.27 or later. Older version of Wine use other Gecko versions:

wine-0.9.47 - wine-1.1.11

wine-1.1.12 - wine-1.1.14

wine-1.1.15 - wine-1.1.26

wine-1.1.27 - current

If you installed Wine in some $prefix rather than /usr, it will look in $prefix/share/wine/gecko/ instead of /usr/share/wine/gecko. e.g. if you installed it from source, then the default-path is /usr/local/share/wine/gecko.


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