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Old 12-08-2003, 11:41 AM   #1
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Unhappy Having trouble running regedit.exe under wine

I recently upgraded from Mandrake 9.1 to 9.2. Since then I have not been able to run regedit under wine. All I get is a dialog box asking "Are you sure you want to add the ingormation in to the registry?" If I choose no it exits. If I choose yes I get another dialog box which says "Cannot import : Error opening the file. There may be a disk of file system error." When I click ok on this box it exits. My config file is:

;; All keys relative to \\Machine\\Software\\Wine\\Wine\\Config

;; If you think it is necessary to show others your complete config for a
;; bug report, filter out empty lines and comments with
;; grep -v "^;" ~/.wine/config | grep '.'
;; MS-DOS drives configuration
;; Each section has the following format:
;; [Drive X]
;; "Path"="xxx" (Unix path for drive root)
;; "Type"="xxx" (supported types are 'floppy', 'hd', 'cdrom' and 'network')
;; "Label"="xxx" (drive label, at most 11 characters)
;; "Serial"="xxx" (serial number, 8 characters hexadecimal number)
;; "Filesystem"="xxx" (supported types are 'msdos'/'dos'/'fat', 'win95'/'vfat', 'unix')
;; This is the FS Wine is supposed to emulate on a certain
;; directory structure.
;; Recommended:
;; - "win95" for ext2fs, VFAT and FAT32
;; - "msdos" for FAT16 (ugly, upgrading to VFAT driver strongly recommended)
;; DON'T use "unix" unless you intend to port programs using Winelib !
;; "Device"="/dev/xx" (only if you want to allow raw device access)
;; If wine was built with autofs patch, you can add a line
;; "Automount" = "1"
;; to sections with autofs_ed drives
[Drive A]
"Path" = "/mnt/floppy"
"Type" = "floppy"
"Label" = "Floppy"
"Filesystem" = "win95"
"Device" = "/dev/fd0"

[Drive C]
"Path" = "/mnt/windows"
"Type" = "hd"
"Label" = "Windows"
"Filesystem" = "win95"

;[Drive D]
;"Path" = "/mnt/windows"
;"Type" = "hd"
;"Label" = "/mnt/windows"
;"Filesystem" = "win95"

[Drive D]
"Path" = "/mnt/cdrom"
"Type" = "cdrom"
"Label" = "CD-Rom"
"Filesystem" = "win95"
; make sure that device is correct and has proper permissions !
"Device" = "/dev/hdc"

[Drive E]
"Path" = "/mnt/cdrom2"
"Type" = "cdrom"
"Label" = "CD-Rom"
"Filesystem" = "win95"
; make sure that device is correct and has proper permissions !
"Device" = "/dev/scd0"

[Drive G]
"Path" = "${HOME}"
"Type" = "network"
"Label" = "Home"
"Filesystem" = "win95"

[Drive H]
"Path" = "/tmp/winetmp-${USER}"
"Type" = "hd"
"Label" = "Tmp Drive"
"Filesystem" = "win95"

"Windows" = "C:\\windows"
"System" = "C:\\windows\\system"
"Temp" = "H:\\"
"Path" = "C:\\windows;C:\\windows\\system;G:\\;H:\\"
"Profile" = "C:\\windows\\profiles\\administrator"
"GraphicsDriver" = "x11drv"
;"ShowDirSymlinks" = "1"
;"ShowDotFiles" = "1"
"ShellLinker" = "wineshelllink"

# <wineconf>

; Windows version to imitate (win95,win98,winme,nt351,nt40,win2k,winxp,win20,win30,win31)
"Windows" = "win98"
; DOS version to imitate
;"DOS" = "6.22"

; Be careful here, wrong DllOverrides settings have the potential
; to pretty much kill your setup.
; some dlls you may want to change
"oleaut32" = "builtin, native"
"ole32" = "builtin, native"
"commdlg" = "builtin, native"
"comdlg32" = "builtin, native"
"shell" = "builtin, native"
"shell32" = "builtin, native"
"shfolder" = "builtin, native"
"shlwapi" = "builtin, native"
"shdocvw" = "builtin, native"
"advapi32" = "builtin, native"
"msvcrt" = "native, builtin"
"mciavi.drv" = "native, builtin"
"mcianim.drv" = "native, builtin"
; you can specify applications too
; this one will apply for all notepad.exe
;"*notepad.exe" = "native, builtin"
; this one will apply only for a particular file
"C:\\windows\\regedit.exe" = "native"
; default for all other dlls
"*" = "builtin, native"
"*" = "builtin, native, so"
"commctrl" = "native"
"shdoclc" = "native"
"shdocvw" = "native"
"shlwapi" = "native"
"comdlg32" = "native"
"ole32" = "native"
"oleaut32" = "native"
"urlmon" = "native"
"wininet" = "native"

; Number of colors to allocate from the system palette
"AllocSystemColors" = "100"
; Use a private color map
"PrivateColorMap" = "N"
; Favor correctness over speed in some graphics operations
"PerfectGraphics" = "N"
; Color depth to use on multi-depth screens
;;"ScreenDepth" = "16"
; Name of X11 display to use
;;"Display" = ":0.0"
; Allow the window manager to manage created windows
"Managed" = "Y"
; Use a desktop window of 800x600 for Wine
;"Desktop" = "800x600"
; Use XFree86 DGA extension if present
; (make sure /dev/mem is accessible by you !)
"UseDGA" = "Y"
; Use XShm extension if present
"UseXShm" = "Y"
; Use XVidMode extension if present
"UseXVidMode" = "Y"
; Use the take focus protocol
"UseTakeFocus" = "Y"
; Enable DirectX mouse grab
"DXGrab" = "N"
; Create the desktop window with a double-buffered visual
; (useful to play OpenGL games)
"DesktopDoubleBuffered" = "N"
; Code page used for captions in managed mode
; 0 means default ANSI code page (CP_ACP == 0)
"TextCP" = "0"
; Use this if you have more than one port for video on your setup
; (Wine uses for now the first 'input image' it finds).
;; "XVideoPort" = "43"
; Run in synchronous mode (useful for debugging X11 problems)
;;"Synchronous" = "Y"
; Use the Render extension to render client side fonts (default "Y")
;;"ClientSideWithRender" = "Y"
; Fallback on X core requests to render client side fonts (default "Y")
;;"ClientSideWithCore" = "Y"
; Set both of the previous two to "N" in order to force X11 server side fonts
; Anti-alias fonts if using the Render extension (default "Y")
;;"ClientSideAntiAliasWithRender" = "Y"
; Anti-alias fonts if using core requests fallback (default "Y")
;;"ClientSideAntiAliasWithCore" = "Y"

;Read the Fonts topic in the Wine User Guide before adding aliases
;See a couple of examples for russian users below
"Resolution" = "96"
"Default" = "-adobe-helvetica-"
"DefaultFixed" = "fixed"
"DefaultSerif" = "-adobe-times-"
"DefaultSansSerif" = "-adobe-helvetica-"

;; default TrueType fonts with russian koi8-r encoding
;"Default" = "-monotype-arial-*-*-*--*-*-*-*-*-*-koi8-r"
;"DefaultFixed" = "-monotype-courier new-*-*-*--*-*-*-*-*-*-koi8-r"
;"DefaultSerif" = "-monotype-times new roman-*-*-*--*-*-*-*-*-*-koi8-r"
;"DefaultSansSerif" = "-monotype-arial-*-*-*--*-*-*-*-*-*-koi8-r"
;; default cyrillic bitmap X fonts
;"Default" = "-cronyx-helvetica-"
;"DefaultFixed" = "fixed"
;"DefaultSerif" = "-cronyx-times-"
;"DefaultSansSerif" = "-cronyx-helvetica-"

; the TrueType font dirs you want to make accessible to wine
;; standard ttf font dir
"dir1" = "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF"
;; this should be on most boxes
"dir2" = "/usr/share/fonts/ttf/western"
;; drakfont dir
;"dir3" = "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/drakfont/ttf"
;; ms webfonts
;"dir4" = "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/msttcorefonts"

"Com1" = "/dev/ttyS0"
"Com2" = "/dev/ttyS1"
"Com3" = "/dev/ttyS2"
"Com4" = "/dev/modem"

"Lpt1" = "/dev/lp0"

;; key: io-base of the emulated port
;; value : parport-device{,timeout}
;; timeout for auto closing an open device ( not yet implemented)
"378" = "/dev/parport0"
;"278" = "/dev/parport1"
;"3bc" = "/dev/parport2"

"FILE:" = ""
"LPT1:" = "|lpr"
"LPT2:" = "|gs -sDEVICE=bj200 -sOutputFile="/tmp/winetmp-${USER} -q -"
"LPT3:" = "/dev/lp3"

;"read" = "0x779,0x379,0x280-0x2a0"
;"write" = "0x779,0x379,0x280-0x2a0"

;"RelayExclude" = "RtlEnterCriticalSection;RtlLeaveCriticalSection"
;"RelayInclude" = "user32.CreateWindowA"
;"SnoopExclude" = "RtlEnterCriticalSection;RtlLeaveCriticalSection"
;"SpyExclude" = "WM_SIZE;WM_TIMER;"

;These are all booleans. Y/y/T/t/1 are true, N/n/F/f/0 are false.
;Defaults are read all, write to Home
; Where to find the global registries
;"GlobalRegistryDir" = "/etc/wine";
; Global registries (stored in /etc/wine)
"LoadGlobalRegistryFiles" = "N"
; Home registries (stored in ~user/.wine/)
"LoadHomeRegistryFiles" = "N"
; Load Windows registries from the Windows directory
"LoadWindowsRegistryFiles" = "N"
; TRY to write all changes to home registries
"WritetoHomeRegistryFiles" = "N"
; Registry periodic save timeout in seconds
; "PeriodicSave" = "600"
; Save only modified keys
"SaveOnlyUpdatedKeys" = "Y"

;; supported styles are 'Win31'(default), 'Win95', 'Win98'
;; this has *nothing* to do with the windows version Wine returns:
;; set the "Windows" value in the [Version] section if you want that.
"WineLook" = "Win98"

"Drivers" = "tty"
"XtermProg" = "nxterm"
"InitialRows" = "25"
"InitialColumns" = "80"
"TerminalType" = "nxterm"

"ClearAllSelections" = "0"
"PersistentSelection" = "1"

; List of all directories directly contain .AFM files
"1" = "/usr/share/ghostscript/fonts"
"2" = "/usr/share/a2ps/afm"
"3" = "/usr/share/enscript"
"4" = "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"

"Drivers" = "winearts.drv"
;"Drivers" = "winejack.drv"
;"Drivers" = "wineoss.drv"
"WaveMapper" = "msacm.drv"
"MidiMapper" = "midimap.drv"

;; HEL only: Number of waveOut fragments ahead to mix in new buffers.
;"HELmargin" = "5"
;; HEL only: Number of waveOut fragments ahead to queue to driver.
;"HELqueue" = "5"
;; Max number of fragments to prebuffer
;"SndQueueMax" = "28"
;; Min number of fragments to prebuffer
;"SndQueueMin" = "12"

;; Use the DNS (Unix) host name always as NetBIOS "ComputerName" (boolean, default "Y").
;; Set to N if you need a persistent NetBIOS ComputerName that possibly differs
;; from the Unix host name. You'll need to set ComputerName in
;; HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\ComputerName\ComputerName, too.
;"UseDnsComputerName" = "N"

;; sample AppDefaults entries
"shlwapi" = "native"
"rpcrt4" = "native"
"ole32" = "native"
"shdocvw" = "native"
"wininet" = "native"
"shfolder" = "native"
"shell32" = "native"
"shell" = "native"
"comctl32" = "native"
"Desktop" = "800x600"
;"Windows" = "nt40"
;; Some games (Quake 2, UT) refuse to accept emulated dsound devices.
;; You can add an AppDefault entry like this for such cases.
;"EmulDriver" = "N"

# </wineconf>

Again regedit worked under 9.1 and all I did was upgrade to 9.2. Any ideas. Thanks
Old 01-05-2004, 09:10 AM   #2
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although i'm not using slackware i managed to get run regedit through wine with no problems.

looking at your config i noticed that the "Device"="/dev/xx" is missing.

hope this helps.

Old 01-05-2004, 09:47 AM   #3
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well i am not sure what your seeing naesyllek but the only reference to /dev/hxx in the config posted that i see is a commented line, which is irrelevant (obviously) ...
as of the issue at hand, i want to point out that you can edit the registry manually as its set up human readable in wine as quoted from the docs :
In the user's home directory, there is a subdirectory named .wine, where Wine will try to save its registry by default. It saves into four files, which are:


This file contains HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.

This file contains HKEY_CURRENT_USER.

This file contains HKEY_USERS\.Default (i.e. the default user settings).

Wine saves HKEY_USERS to this file (both current and default user), but does not load from it, unless userdef.reg is missing.

All of these files are human-readable text files, so unlike Windows, you can actually use an ordinary text editor on them if you must.

In addition to these files, Wine can also optionally load from global registry files residing in the same directory as the global wine.conf (i.e. /usr/local/etc if you compiled from source). These are:



Contains HKEY_USERS.
also if you don't feel like editing manually, and because of the type of error your getting, the only thing i can suggest is to re-install wine fresh, and remove all configs and fake drives before continuing with the new installation...
Old 01-06-2004, 02:18 PM   #4
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Thanks, DrOzz that solved it. Now I just have to rebuild that part of the registry, but I can do that.


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