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Old 04-12-2004, 12:29 PM   #1
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Smile Can't install files


I'v downloaded different programs for my computer like winamp and lime wire, but when i double click them to install them nothing happens, the sand timer appears for abit then nothing, and if it has installed i cant find them
 
Old 04-12-2004, 12:49 PM   #2
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sounds like your trying to install windows programs in linux. you'll need wine for that, you can find it here

http://www.winehq.com/

some tips for using wine can be found here

http://frankscorner.org/

good luck.
 
Old 04-12-2004, 12:58 PM   #3
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Or just use the native linux alternatives:

Winamp ----> use XMMS (you will probably this is already installed on your system)
Limewire ----> errr filesharing? I wouldn't know about that...

Using native linux applications will give you a lot less hassle than installing Wine IMHO.

Mark Byers.
 
Old 04-12-2004, 07:31 PM   #4
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it didnt work, i cant open the wine files
 
Old 04-12-2004, 07:45 PM   #5
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what exactly didn't work? the wine installation? or the installation of programs after wine was installed? or something else? we'll try to help you, but, we'll need more info.
 
Old 04-12-2004, 07:47 PM   #6
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no but when im on the wine download site it just gives me 44 links to download and when i download and try to open them nothing happens
 
Old 04-12-2004, 07:58 PM   #7
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first, slowdown, don't panic. this is all new, so, what distro are you running? i'll try and point you in the direction of the proper download, and try to help you get it installed. i do recomend that you first take a look at linux alternatives, posted in #3 as i have to agree, w/ the statement that you'll have a much easier time learning a new app, and a new os, rather than trying to run the os you know on top of another os you don't know.
 
Old 04-12-2004, 08:01 PM   #8
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what you mean, this is the first time iv used linux, i was pretty good with windows, well, very good but not getting ahead of myself, but i learnt that linux was also good so i thought i'd test it out. whats distro
 
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distro = distrobution, i.e. mandrake, redhat, fedora, etc. the different distrobutions handle installation differently, some use rpms, some use dpkg, some use tgz. you'll want to download the appropriate file for your distrobution, and install it accordingly.
 
  


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