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Old 09-26-2005, 09:26 PM   #1
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MS Internet Explorer on Linux?


I need to access a couple sites that only work properly with IE. I tried some CrossOver Office or something in the past, and while I got IE loaded, it didn't work very well at all. What can I do?
 
Old 09-26-2005, 09:27 PM   #2
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believe i've read it works under wine. gl.
 
Old 09-26-2005, 09:42 PM   #3
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Yeah, wine lauches the ie6setup.exe fine, but then when it tries to download it during setup it fails. (I cannot find the actual IE 6 file itself, just some exe that downloads it for you.) Any other ideas?
 
Old 09-26-2005, 09:44 PM   #4
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never mind...and i can't delete my post
 
Old 09-26-2005, 10:14 PM   #5
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There's ways to do it. PM SpEcIeS and he should have an answer for you.
 
Old 09-27-2005, 12:04 AM   #6
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i used this script
http://sidenet.ddo.jp/winetips/
to set up wine and ie installer thing worked
only use the version of wine they say though
others don't work
 
Old 09-27-2005, 12:43 AM   #7
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You can't get the latest version of IE, but I believe there are standalone builds of 5.0 and 5.5 kicking around somewhere. Forgot the link though
 
Old 09-27-2005, 01:36 AM   #8
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I managed to install IE and get it to work with wine.

Here is the link to the site which helped me install IE http://frankscorner.org .
It provides instructions for getting Windows applications running under Wine.
There is a script IEs 4 inux on the above site that installs IE for u.

Hope it helps u.

Regards!
 
Old 09-27-2005, 02:15 AM   #9
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You could try Opera. There is a setting that identifies itself as IE (I'm not sure which version - I think 6). Or Firefox probably has a plug in to do the same thing.
 
Old 09-27-2005, 02:31 AM   #10
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If you use FireFox and go to about:config you can set it to identify itself as IE. I found that some sites also require the browser to identify what platform they are running on... ie even using Opera and identifying as IE didn't work cause it still said it was running on linux.
For Firefox type "about:config" in the URL. This will give you a list of strings much like windows registry entries. Right click and Add:
the key
"general.useragent.override" with String value of "mozilla/4.0 (compatible; msie 6.0; windows nt 5.1; sv1)"
The above is my IE useragent in WinXP.
Also add:
"general.platform.override" with string value "Win32"

The useragent string can be other things... if you want to emulate your own browser then google for useragent browser test.
 
Old 09-27-2005, 04:15 AM   #11
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Quote:
Originally posted by foo_bar_foo
i used this script
http://sidenet.ddo.jp/winetips/
to set up wine and ie installer thing worked
only use the version of wine they say though
others don't work
I agree with this method - these people seem to have done better than CrossoverOffice when it comes to getting IE6 installed. It can also auto-install a couple of useful system components downloaded from Microsoft.
 
Old 09-27-2005, 01:39 PM   #12
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It fails when trying to download IE...I guess it is hopeless
 
Old 09-27-2005, 04:12 PM   #13
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Use Windows for IE is what I always do to test. Why bother with IE in Linux when it wasn't meant for Linux? If you don't have another machine with Windows, look into using vmware which should give you zero headaches instead of twiddling with Wine or other emulators.
 
Old 09-28-2005, 10:30 AM   #14
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Google for "winetools" and use its wizard to configure MSIE. It works great!
 
  


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