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Old 06-05-2009, 12:07 PM   #1
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Cannot install anything at all, including Wine or my computers drivers!!! Need Help!!


I recently installed opensuse 11.1 and tried to install wine because i cant install any of the things i need. Wine itself would not install for some reason, i would just like to know if anybody understands why this is.
 
Old 06-05-2009, 12:34 PM   #2
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Can you supply more information, like:

The steps you took installing Wine.
Any error messages you encountered.

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Old 06-05-2009, 03:40 PM   #3
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and WHAT drivers .Most likely they are ALREADY installed as part of the base system .

you ALSO must be root to install any software . trying to install stuff as a normal user will not work.
 
Old 06-05-2009, 04:18 PM   #4
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First i went to winehq.com, then i clicked "download", then clicked "suse", then clicked "http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Emulators:/Wine/openSUSE_11.1/" under repositories, then clicked "Emulators:Wine.repo" then firefox's download window came up, i clicked the file and it asked me what i wanted to open it with...now i just switched from windows and i have no idea what a .repo file extention is or why the new os cant open any files at all. My drivers and utilities CD for my audio and motherboard wont install either because it is in a .exe extension that i know will not work with linux. I only need to have wine if it can open .exe file extensions. Otherwise, are there any other windows emululators that might be able to open .exe extensions? Thanks.
 
Old 06-05-2009, 04:26 PM   #5
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First i went to winehq.com, then i clicked "download", then clicked "suse", then clicked "http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Emulators:/Wine/openSUSE_11.1/" under repositories, then clicked "Emulators:Wine.repo" then firefox's download window came up, i clicked the file and it asked me what i wanted to open it with...now i just switched from windows and i have no idea what a .repo file extention is or why the new os cant open any files at all. My drivers and utilities CD for my audio and motherboard wont install either because it is in a .exe extension that i know will not work with linux. I only need to have wine if it can open .exe file extensions. Otherwise, are there any other windows emululators that might be able to open .exe extensions? Thanks.
I suspect that you created a false necesity yourself.

You need to install wine to install windows stuff and drivers?

Describe what's the problem instead. For example: why do you think that you need the windows driver? What's what doesn't work? What software do you need from windows? Maybe we can suggest alternatives and guide you some general guide lines on how to start with Linux.

Remember:
  • linux is not windows, you wouldn't think that you are going to run your psp games on an xbox, would you?
  • linux works very differently, you are going to have to forget all you know and learn to use a new OS
  • windows drivers are never going to work on linux, even with wine, the only exception as far as I know being some wireless drivers with ndiswrapper
 
Old 06-06-2009, 01:01 AM   #6
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Here's the thing. Wine is useless when it comes to drivers. Why do you need to install the motherboard drivers? Frankly, if you got far enough that you could read the .exe files, I think it's safe to say the mobo is working.r As for audio, hope that your sound card is supported by linux, I'm guessing it should just work, if not, do some google searches with its model number for a linux solution.

Your driver disk? forget it. EXE files are useless. Either there's a specific linux driver, or there isn't, and sadly, right now the disks that come with computers assume you're using windows, the're really not useful with linux.

You need to radically change the way you think of software. In Windows, you download a file or pop in a CD, double click on it, and it opens an installer. Linux takes care of all this for you. In Linux, you use package management, which I believe is YAST in Suse (I'm not sure, I'm a fan of debian's APT). You will go there and select a package, such as wine, and it will install it for you. 99% of the time you will not download software from websites or install it from a file you downloaded, you will just let the package manager take care of it. (That changes once you start compiling software, but I think you need quite a bit more experience with linux before you try that.)

What drivers are you trying to install? Why do you need wine? If you're desparate enough to run windows within linux, take a look at Virtual Box at www.virtualbox.org.
 
  


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