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Old 07-31-2010, 10:41 AM   #1
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Question .exe files


I'm trying to install some software but i can't run them cause i don't have windows. i tried to install WINE, but my computer said no... how can i run .exe?
 
Old 07-31-2010, 10:47 AM   #2
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the computer said no? As this isn't a drab BBC sketch show, but real life, you'll need to provide some useful information on that. Ultimately though, fix whatever problem you have, then use wine.
 
Old 07-31-2010, 11:43 AM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by inezgregorio View Post
I'm trying to install some software but i can't run them cause i don't have windows. i tried to install WINE, but my computer said no... how can i run .exe?
Are you on Ubuntu like your icon by your post suggests? If so, how did you try to install it? Try this if you haven't already:

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sudo apt-get install wine
Also, .exe program are you trying to run? There may be a good Linux program that does the same thing.

Last edited by CincinnatiKid; 07-31-2010 at 11:44 AM. Reason: forgot something
 
Old 07-31-2010, 12:03 PM   #4
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What .exe files are you trying to run?
 
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Old 07-31-2010, 12:39 PM   #5
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Remember: LINUX IS NOT WINDOWS!!!! Windows programs generally DO NOT work with Linux unless you have Wine.

And even if you are trying to load a Windows executable using Linux, there may be alternatives to that specific program that run on Linux. If you are trying to install M$ Office, Adobe Photoshop, iTunes, Internet Explorer, Windows Movie Maker or Nero: All these apps have open source alternatives that work with Linux.

Here are some examples:

apt:/openoffice.org

apt:/gimp

apt:/rhythmbox

apt:/firefox

apt:/pitivi

apt:/brasero
 
Old 07-31-2010, 01:08 PM   #6
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Ok, there are basically 3 different kinds of .exe files, all of them are usable on linux to some extent:

- DOS executables: Use dosemu or dosbox for them
- win32 (native) binaries: Run them using wine
- .NET assemblies: They should work using mono
 
Old 07-31-2010, 01:42 PM   #7
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installing wine

Ok, i tried to install WINE, but, first the terminal said:

WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated!
libmpg123-0 libopenal1 wine1.2-gecko cabextract icoutils
ttf-mscorefonts-installer winbind

even though, i said yes and then this happened

E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with --fix-missing?

and I don't know what's missing...
 
Old 07-31-2010, 01:45 PM   #8
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This looks like APT output ...

Try 'aptitude update', looks like your local package repository lists are outdated.
 
Old 07-31-2010, 01:48 PM   #9
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I would first run a 'sudo apt-get -f install' (with no package arguments) before using the update argument. Then, you can install WINE.
 
Old 07-31-2010, 02:04 PM   #10
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ines@ines-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get -f install
[sudo] password for ines:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
wisotool winetricks ttf-symbol-replacement
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 4 not upgraded.
ines@ines-laptop:~$ aptitude update
E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (13: Permission denied)
E: Couldn't lock list directory..are you root?
"
 
Old 07-31-2010, 02:21 PM   #11
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and some more information,
sorry for not writing every information at once, but i only know what you need to know after asked:

I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS - the Lucid Lynx - released in April 2010 and supported until April 2013.
I'm trying ti install a camera wich installation doesn't run without the .exe files

thanks
 
Old 07-31-2010, 02:24 PM   #12
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what kind of camera? You'll probably find there are plenty of better ways to use it than with wine if you properly explain what it is.
 
Old 07-31-2010, 02:42 PM   #13
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I would first run a 'sudo apt-get -f install' (with no package arguments) before using the update argument. Then, you can install WINE.
Doesn't make sense, you need up-to-date package-lists for ANY other action...

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ines@ines-laptop:~$ aptitude update
E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (13: Permission denied)
E: Couldn't lock list directory..are you root?
"
Any administrative task needs superuser permissions, so if you are not running as root, try "sudo aptitude update" -- this is the standard way to execute superuser commands in ubuntu.
 
Old 07-31-2010, 02:43 PM   #14
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Exactly. The .exe exists because windows does not know how to deal with the device. It is quite likely that a driver for linux is already installed on your system. Have you tried connecting the camera? Does anything happen if you do?
 
Old 07-31-2010, 03:42 PM   #15
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ines@ines-laptop:~$ sudo aptitude update
(...)
Err http://pt.archive.ubuntu.com lucid-updates/multiverse Packages
Unable to connect to pt.archive.ubuntu.com:http:
Err http://pt.archive.ubuntu.com lucid-updates/multiverse Sources
Unable to connect to pt.archive.ubuntu.com:http:
Reading package lists... Done

I tried to connect the camera, but nothing happened
 
  


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