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Old 12-16-2009, 10:02 PM   #1
J.Beall
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Getting WINE to work using ubuntu.


Greetings,

I've tried to install WINE several times but it doesn't work vary well using ubuntu or any other Linux Distro. I have 9.10 unbuntu but it never worked with any other version. Most of the time when I run it from the desktop it just Crashes and doesn't respond to programs loaded in it. I.E. will load but eventually Crashes. any help out there would be of great help.

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Old 12-16-2009, 11:08 PM   #2
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Well, what are you trying to run? There are many things that simply won't run well, or at all, in WINE. So WINE may be working fine, it is just that those particular applications won't work under the WINE version you have.

If you run WINE and the application from the command line, what does the output say?
 
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Old 12-18-2009, 11:49 AM   #3
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If you are installing WINE just to run some windows based app, why not try by installing VirtualBox or Xen and install a WinXP virtual machine and then run the application you want to run!? Just a thought.
 
Old 12-19-2009, 12:33 AM   #4
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Thanks guy's

I have not tried the command line yet. As for the virtual Box I have it on my machine but I don't have a copy of Windows to load into it. That will probably be my best solution but that will have to Waite till I have the $300.00 to give to Big Bill.

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Old 12-20-2009, 11:04 AM   #5
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Thanks guy's

I have not tried the command line yet. As for the virtual Box I have it on my machine but I don't have a copy of Windows to load into it. That will probably be my best solution but that will have to Waite till I have the $300.00 to give to Big Bill.
Does installing WinXP via virtual box costs $300??? If yes, thats news to me. I tried virtualbox once but did not install the XP SP2 virtual appliance that was available. I am in the process of getting my laptop installed with CentOS and I am planning to install VirtualBox and WinXP, if I am able to install it without charge I will keep you posted.

Cheers...
 
Old 12-20-2009, 11:07 AM   #6
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Please tell me what program you are trying to run. I may be able to help.
 
Old 12-20-2009, 01:28 PM   #7
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Does installing WinXP via virtual box costs $300??? If yes, thats news to me.
He is talking about the licensing costs for Windows itself, as he obviously doesn't own a copy. Using WINE doesn't require a licensed copy of Windows, so it is a much better solution if you don't already have access to the Windows discs.

That, and running a full VM just to use one program is pretty crazy if you can help it.
 
Old 12-20-2009, 05:28 PM   #8
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Wine is not Windows, it's all I can say without knowing *what* program are you actually trying to run.

You should first check the Wine application database and see if someone else has tried to run that concrete application before. Most times you can find instructions on how to run a given program. Some times you will need to install a few dll's manually (you can also use winetricks to install quite a few common components).

Some programs might have more exotic requirements or might not run too well (or at all) under Wine. In such cases just look for an equivalent native application or use a virtual machine.
 
  


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