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Old 03-02-2005, 10:24 AM   #1
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wine on fedora 3


Hi all

i was wondering how wine works and specifically how it works with fedora core 3

if i install wine will it affect any of my lovely linux apps?

will it take over or just do thing when asked (E.g running a windows app)

will it just sit quietly in the background until i want to run a win32 app?

i realise its a bit of a noob question but i seem unable to find an answer with google

thanks

Dan
 
Old 03-02-2005, 11:13 AM   #2
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Wine is just an app like any other. It won't run anything unless you tell it to. Wine is not perfect, however. There are still many windows apps that won't run on it, but its getting better every day. I have had wine lock up my system before, but I was usually trying to run an unsupported game, messing with config files and such. Its worth a try if you're interested though.
 
Old 03-02-2005, 11:18 AM   #3
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thats cool then.. i was worried it would kill everything thing off that i have running nativly... and it took me ages to get it all going as a noob
 
Old 03-03-2005, 06:32 AM   #4
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ok i tried it last night and i seem to be having soem problems

It doesnt seem to want to install Dcom.exe or IE6

i managed to create a fake windows drive when i tried to use winetools to install the dcom.exe it came up with loads of errors relating to fixme and err

i played with that for a bit and a couple of hours of googling and i am still none the wiser.

so i tried to instal IE6sp1 then (in english)

it downloaded it all ok however it just froze at 45% of the install.. it refused to go any further

i tried recreating the fake windows drive and still no joy

anyone got this working with FC3 and if so how??? i am lost now...

thanks

Noobie dan
 
Old 03-03-2005, 02:37 PM   #5
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If you really want IE (although I don't know why you would), Crossover Office is your best bet. Unfortunately, I think it costs about $45. However, it will also let you install a variety of programs such as MS Word, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, etc. Its hard to get things to work with wine perfectly without some research.
 
Old 03-04-2005, 06:12 AM   #6
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ok i don't really want IE i thought i needed it to install wine.. it sort of give that impression.. if i can get aware without out it all the better.. any idea why i can't install Dcom98.exe
 
Old 03-04-2005, 04:23 PM   #7
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I'm not sure if you need dcom98 for the newer versions of wine. Is it installing wine that you're having trouble with? Once wine is installed, try installing an app or two with it to see if it will work.
 
Old 03-05-2005, 06:52 AM   #8
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I did try to install Baldur's gate (i just fancied playing it again) it gets as far as the first screen (where the installer would start after the install sheild) and brings up the first screen and thats it just hangs there. it doesn't start the installation.. any ideas?
 
Old 03-05-2005, 08:59 AM   #9
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fisrt search on web about running that game with wine.

i didnt try to run windoze games on wine. i tried to run some applications. i had to edit ~/.wine/config file and copy some dlls from win98. after that i managed to run some applications.
u may want to try this way for games too, run wine like this:
WINEDEBUG=+loaddll wine /path/to/app.exe
it will show u the dlls which are loaded. and play with "native" "builtin" prority of that dlls.

example :
[AppDefaults\\app.exe\\DllOverrides]
"msvcrt" = "native"
"msvcrt20" = "native"
"ole32" = "builtin"
"oleaut32" = "native"
...
...


the best option is winex if u want to play windoze games on linux. but it is not free.

good luck.
 
Old 03-05-2005, 09:22 AM   #10
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sounds good however will this work when installing the app? i havent got it installed yet?
 
Old 03-05-2005, 11:20 AM   #11
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I was having a lot of trouble with wine 'till I was pointed to "winetools" (which, I note, you've already found) and (here's the key, for me at least) then I went down the "initalize" menu winetools displayed and did ALL (except for the non-english IE6 installs) of the :suggested" initalization installs IN ORDER.

I too got a lot of wine error messages during the DCOM install, but they didn't seem related to the actual install -- just button and cursor shape changes, which I ignored.

So that got me working for me.

Note that the default wine "system" is Win98, not WinXP, which is often good for games (I suppose), but does preclude many "modern" programs.

Of course, running Linux means you don't need most of those "modern" programs.
 
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You can get winex free from cvs. Follow the instructions here:

http://frankscorner.org/index.php?p=cedegacvs
 
  


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