LinuxQuestions.org
Register a domain and help support LQ
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 09-25-2011, 09:19 PM   #1
Jaypad
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2011
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Angry cannot install anything


I feel like a complete moron when it comes to Linux, I cannot even get wine to run, my computer says i need to pick a file to open it with nd i dont have one.
 
Old 09-25-2011, 09:30 PM   #2
andrewthomas
Senior Member
 
Registered: May 2010
Location: Chicago Metro
Distribution: Arch, Gentoo, Slackware
Posts: 1,690

Rep: Reputation: 308Reputation: 308Reputation: 308Reputation: 308
What distribution are you using?

How did you install wine?

Reading this may help:

http://wiki.winehq.org/FAQ
 
Old 09-25-2011, 10:41 PM   #3
Jaypad
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2011
Posts: 3

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
thats my problem, every command i put in gives me file not found, i put in a code to find out my os and it didn't recognize it. i tried doing what it said in wine but i don't even have those options. I guess it time to read the manual, lol
 
Old 09-25-2011, 10:49 PM   #4
Jaypad
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2011
Posts: 3

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
i have debian, thats all i can come up with
 
Old 09-25-2011, 11:02 PM   #5
theKbStockpiler
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2009
Location: Central New York
Distribution: Fedora14,Scientific 6.1?, Mandriva 2010 ;GO MAGEIA!!!Next up Gentoo
Posts: 838

Rep: Reputation: 51
Wine interface introduction

Wine's interface pretends it is running in a virtual machine for the lack of a better explanation. When you try to open a M.S application that is stored on Linux an option to open it with Wine should appear in the menu when you right click on it. Wine pretends it has Windows running in a virtual machine and opens a wizard to install the exe in a simulated Windows environment. Wine lists it's directories with c and so on.

I have not had wine run any game with any success but I have had it run text programs well. I have had it installed on Mandriva which worked well and on Fedora is was a such a mess I abandoned the thought of using it again. Wine has what it calls an (old view) which is the interface I'm referring to. The installation you have may work well and you have to know how to use it a little bit.
 
Old 09-26-2011, 02:40 AM   #6
Knightron
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jan 2011
Location: Australia
Distribution: OpenSUSE
Posts: 1,390
Blog Entries: 7

Rep: Reputation: 164Reputation: 164
if you can't install anything, how'd you install wine? or do you mean how do you install windows programs with wine?
 
Old 09-26-2011, 10:51 AM   #7
qlue
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2009
Location: Umzinto, South Africa
Distribution: Crunchbangified Debian 8 (Jessie)
Posts: 747
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 172Reputation: 172
I recommend that you try PlayOnLinux as a frontend for WINE.
Use Synaptic to install it
When you launch PlayOnLinux, it will refresh it's database. after that, you select Install and it will give you a list of options. At the very bottom of the window, it has an option for installing software that is not listed in it's database.
 
Old 09-26-2011, 11:08 AM   #8
jdkaye
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Dec 2008
Location: Westgate-on-Sea, Kent, UK
Distribution: Debian Testing Amd64
Posts: 5,464

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
It might also be a good idea to try to live without windows programs for a week or so and just get used to your new system and learn what's available for it. Doing anything with Wine appears to be a dark art. Maybe it's best to wait a bit before trying again (if you still feel you have to.)
ciao,
jdk
 
Old 09-26-2011, 09:57 PM   #9
frankbell
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Jan 2006
Location: Virginia, USA
Distribution: Slackware, Debian, Mint, OpenBSD
Posts: 11,346
Blog Entries: 12

Rep: Reputation: 2731Reputation: 2731Reputation: 2731Reputation: 2731Reputation: 2731Reputation: 2731Reputation: 2731Reputation: 2731Reputation: 2731Reputation: 2731Reputation: 2731
HJSplit 1.4 for Windows runs fine under Wine and needs no libraries. It would be good for testing (I haven't tried the new HJSplit 3.0). Just decompress the zip, point the mouse it it, right-click, and select "Open with Wine Program Loader." (That's in Ubuntu--I don't have Wine installed on any other machines than my Ubuntu laptop.)

However, in the a larger picture, it is better to find native Linux programs for doing what you need to do, rather than to try to run Windows programs under Linux with Wine. Except for certain type of Enterprise level accounting and CAD programs, medical records programs, and the like, you can commonly find what you need in native Linux programs.

Most persons use Wine on Linux for gaming and using certain Windows programs when you absolutely must (for example, Crossover Linux, Wine's big brother, produces Crossover Office, for when you have clients or teachers who absolutely positively must have documents in MSOffice formats and the "save as" a Windows format in OpenOffice or LibreOffice may not be enough). Some persons use it for running IE for testing websites.

Last edited by frankbell; 09-26-2011 at 10:00 PM.
 
Old 09-27-2011, 02:02 AM   #10
John VV
LQ Muse
 
Registered: Aug 2005
Location: A2 area Mi.
Posts: 16,822

Rep: Reputation: 2408Reputation: 2408Reputation: 2408Reputation: 2408Reputation: 2408Reputation: 2408Reputation: 2408Reputation: 2408Reputation: 2408Reputation: 2408Reputation: 2408
? HJSplit 1.4 in wine ?? why
there is a perfectly good LINUX version called lxsplit
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Uncertain how to configure/install packages & compiler before install VMware on FC8. Azazwa Linux - Newbie 1 03-28-2009 08:27 PM
Ubuntu as frugal install, iso install, img install? impossible? nooby Ubuntu 15 08-22-2008 06:49 AM
Red Hat Linux 9 install: error "No devices found to install ... gunneszz Red Hat 1 03-10-2008 05:52 AM
apt-get install dependency problems with hplip software and kde install for Agnula maybi7 Linux - Software 1 02-03-2007 06:16 PM
How do I re-install an operatingsystem? Corrupted install. Yast wont load. URGENT.thx CrewXp SUSE / openSUSE 5 05-09-2005 01:07 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:46 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration