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Old 03-15-2012, 02:31 PM   #1
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I installed ubuntu 11.10 and updates then installed Wine


After installing wine from the command line. (I am not tech savvy.) I tried to start Wine but couldn't....lol after looking on noob linux sites I found nothing. Not sure how to start wine. Shows Wine to be installed but no start up ablility. This has to be an obvious answer.
Do I need windows software for it to work?

Also is there a way to import software from windows? Would it be best to do a fresh install instead?

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Old 03-15-2012, 02:49 PM   #2
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Wine isn't something you run, it is not a Windows emulator which you start then opn things in.
Wine is generally used to run Windows executable files. For example, I recently installed Unreal Tournament on my Linux machine by putting in the installer CD then selecting the installer program, right clicking it and selecting to run it with Wine. Unreal Tournament was then installed and appeared under Wine in my menu.
 
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Old 03-15-2012, 02:50 PM   #3
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How did you try to "start" wine? You need to start a program with wine. Usually if you have a windows executable to run your would go to the directory in a terminal where the program exists and type: wine program.exe.

That would work if the program name is "program.exe".

You should also be able to right click on a windows program icon and either have the option to select Open With wine or have an entry box asking which program you want to use and just type wine. I haven't used wine for quite some time so that's about all I remember from several years ago? The link below explains using it in Ubuntu:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wine
 
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Old 03-16-2012, 03:22 PM   #4
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Thanks Guys

I knew it was obvious. lol
 
  


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