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Old 06-28-2011, 01:00 AM   #1
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Question l would like to know if I can download/install IE on SUSE


Hi,

I am just trying to install IE under linux.
i installed wine first and run the script.
More on this topic is on the below url:

http://www.tatanka.com.br/ies4linux/page/Installation


but after i run script its starts downloading after a while i 'll get a error message like below


[root@varun]# ./ies4linux
IEs4Linux 2 is developed to be used with recent Wine versions (0.9.x). It seems that you are using an old version. It's recommended that you update your wine to the latest version (Go to: winehq.com).

You are root! This is very discouraged! IE is too insecure for you to give him root access.
Want a tip from a friend? Run ies4linux as your normal user or, what's better, if you can, create a separate user just do handle your IEs.

grep: : No such file or directory
/usr/local/src/ies4linux-2.99.0.1/ui/pygtk/ies4linux-gtk.py:268: GtkWarning: gtk_text_layout_real_invalidate: assertion `layout->wrap_loop_count == 0' failed
self.textbuffer.insert_with_tags(self.textbuffer.get_end_iter(), line, tag)


i dont know exactly whats this error all about???
is there any one using ie6 0r ie7 on openSuSE 11.3,
please give the details of installation.
 
Old 06-28-2011, 01:10 AM   #2
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as far as i know ies4linux is outdated and doesn't really work well with ie7 or 8 (if at all for 8)

what you are looking for is a package called winetricks, here are some instructions on how to install ie7 on linux with winetricks, i've used these instructions myself so i know they work
http://www.ossramblings.com/running_ie7_in_linux
 
Old 06-28-2011, 02:40 AM   #3
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as far as i know ies4linux is outdated and doesn't really work well with ie7 or 8 (if at all for 8)

what you are looking for is a package called winetricks, here are some instructions on how to install ie7 on linux with winetricks, i've used these instructions myself so i know they work
http://www.ossramblings.com/running_ie7_in_linux

Hi,
thanks for the reply. .
i tried to install. . were u able to install in open suse11.3??
and currently i have the latest version of wine is 1.1.49_1.2rc6-2.1. .

and downloaded the IE and run the below command

[root@varun:ies4linux-2.99.0.1]# wine IE7-WindowsXP-x86-enu.exe

the error what i got is

the installation does not support your system architecture (32/64bits)


all i need is can we install IE on openSUSE 11.3???

Last edited by varunb; 06-28-2011 at 03:02 AM.
 
Old 06-30-2011, 12:20 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by varunb View Post
Hi,
thanks for the reply. . i tried to install. . were u able to install in open suse11.3??
and currently i have the latest version of wine is 1.1.49_1.2rc6-2.1. .

and downloaded the IE and run the below command
[root@varun:ies4linux-2.99.0.1]# wine IE7-WindowsXP-x86-enu.exe

the error what i got is
the installation does not support your system architecture (32/64bits)

all i need is can we install IE on openSUSE 11.3???
Did you try to look at the openSUSE forums, or the WineHQ? IE7 is only *partially* supported:
http://en.opensuse.org/Wine

Also, as the instructions that frieza gave to you say, you need Windows to make it work...highlighted in bright yellow at the bottom of that page:
Code:
PLEASE NOTE: Some of the above packages installed by winetricks require that you own an actual copy of Windows to be able to use 
them. Since most new computers come with Windows anyway, it shouldn't be a problem... but you should be aware that what I'm 
listing above does NOT rely entirely on open-source software but uses software that is copyrighted by one or more companies.
 
Old 06-30-2011, 06:29 PM   #5
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Sorry, I'd just have to ask why anybody would want to install IE on Linux when there's Firefox.

Play Bonny!
 
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Old 06-30-2011, 08:13 PM   #6
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Sorry, I'd just have to ask why anybody would want to install IE on Linux when there's Firefox.

Play Bonny!
i think that all browsers like firefox and chrome are going to fast that some old websites are not getting paced up with them....i.e. they go incompatible with the browser.....
in that case 1st solution which comes to mind ,is IE......at least that is the case happened to once or twice.....
 
Old 06-30-2011, 09:43 PM   #7
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Could I make a recommendation and put forth the MIDORI browser?
It is light, fast, and under preferences you can tell it to have sites recognize it is either IE, Safari or Mozilla. All the sites I have seen reviews on about it say it is developmental and will not play flash. However, I got it from the Ubuntu Software Center and it is playing flash games and video just fine. It has a built in search engine, is really easy to use (Especially if you are used to the IE setup) ... Don't know if you would be interested in that, but it may be worth looking into.
 
Old 07-01-2011, 10:00 AM   #8
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i think that all browsers like firefox and chrome are going to fast that some old websites are not getting paced up with them....i.e. they go incompatible with the browser.....
Er... No. I think you'll find that most web sites had to fit themselves to IE which was incompatible with the various web standards which had been put in place. Microsoft, as the largest OS supplier, meant that web sites had to be compliant with MS' 'standard' rather than the internationaly agreed one or their site would look bad. Go and check out:

http://acid3.acidtests.org/

Which Firefox, Chrome, Konqueror, Safari, etc all have high scores on. 100% = completely compatible with web standards. IE generally was very low, I'm running IE7 and scoring 12% (I believe IE 8/9 are more complient though.)

Play Bonny!
 
Old 07-01-2011, 07:53 PM   #9
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Er... No. I think you'll find that most web sites had to fit themselves to IE which was incompatible with the various web standards which had been put in place. Microsoft, as the largest OS supplier, meant that web sites had to be compliant with MS' 'standard' rather than the internationaly agreed one or their site would look bad. Go and check out:

http://acid3.acidtests.org/

Which Firefox, Chrome, Konqueror, Safari, etc all have high scores on. 100% = completely compatible with web standards. IE generally was very low, I'm running IE7 and scoring 12% (I believe IE 8/9 are more complient though.)

Play Bonny!
i'm running FF 5.0....its scoring 97%
 
Old 07-01-2011, 08:17 PM   #10
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why the "bleep" Microsofts IE ( and a old and tiring to be dead version) on Linux ?

Now there are a very few MS Windows ONLY sites that use MS Active X
( a bit back one of the editors at "PCMag" went 99.99 windows free -- except for the publishers web site
some odd latex and MS windows thing )

for those few sites the OLD IE6( or older 4) will not work anyway and you would NEED a paid for copy of the windows install cd for wine

RUN Microsoft Windows Internet Explorer on Microsoft Windows !
 
Old 07-02-2011, 04:23 PM   #11
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I would look at how others have installed modern windows apps by taking a working install and copying it and the registry to a wine install.
 
Old 07-02-2011, 07:06 PM   #12
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There is a case for IE if you are a web developer and you need to test that the sites that you develop run with IE without glitches. Other than that, its just a bunch of old bugs that have gathered in one place to die. And its not even good to use...
 
  


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