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Old 07-14-2003, 07:52 PM   #1
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Angry Make WINe Work


I have been trying to make WINe work on my system. OK, I UnRPM'ed it, found and generated a Wine.conf file, and tried to run WINe to see what it needed. I found there is no executeable for WINe upon executing wine at a konsole. The software I am most interested in running is the NetZero ZeroPort for Windows as available at www.netzero.com and is either used to handle their free plan as well as their Platinum (all you can handle for a small price). I like their service but the fact there is no Linux ZeroPort really ticks me off. Can you guys help me figure out how to make WINe work? After the ZeroPort works, my next challenge will be Half-Life. Maybe I can make it work more easily than I am on the ZeroPort now.
 
Old 07-14-2003, 08:26 PM   #2
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Do this:
Code:
[asdfsdf]$ cd /usr/bin
[dfasdf]$ winesetuptk
Also:

Quote:
If you're planning to include access to a CD-ROM drive in your Wine configuration on Linux, then make sure to add the "unhide" mount option to the CD-ROM file system entry in /etc/fstab, e.g.:


/dev/cdrom /cdrom iso9660 ro,noauto,users,unhide 0 0
After that cd to the directory of the exe you want to run and, assuming the exe is zeroport.exe, type
Code:
[asdfasd]$ wine zeroport.exe
 
Old 07-15-2003, 04:26 PM   #3
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Originally posted by warkrime
Do this:
Code:
[asdfsdf]$ cd /usr/bin
[dfasdf]$ winesetuptk
After that cd to the directory of the exe you want to run and, assuming the exe is zeroport.exe, type
Code:
[asdfasd]$ wine zeroport.exe
What is that? Where do I put it? Is that entries in the Wine.conf file? I believe my executeable is actually nZstart.exe and is under the /bin folder of where I put Netzero. That executeable then calls several other executeables including like nZcast.exe.
After I get all this in, how do I invoke nZcast.exe so that WINe picks it up and runs it?
 
Old 07-15-2003, 04:35 PM   #4
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ok first you just type them commands in a terminal and second nzstart.exe shouldn't be in your /bin folder...you should get wine working, and then run the netzero installer, which will install to your fake windows directory, and then you will type
wine nZstart.exe from the root of the folder where netzero is installed.
 
Old 07-15-2003, 05:37 PM   #5
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ok first you just type them commands in a terminal and second nzstart.exe shouldn't be in your /bin folder...you should get wine working, and then run the netzero installer, which will install to your fake windows directory, and then you will type
wine nZstart.exe from the root of the folder where netzero is installed.
You forgot to mention that he will need wine to run the nzstart installer.
 
Old 07-15-2003, 08:22 PM   #6
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Actually, A) NetZero is already unpacked and placed, and it seems to run fine under Windows if I have a crash and reinstall Windows without reinstalling the NetZero ZeroPort. ...and B) it is actually under /mnt/win3/Web.../NetZero/Bin (IE /bin under where I installed it). ...so you execute those commands and then wine nZstart.exe at a konsole and WINe takes it from there?

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Old 07-15-2003, 09:13 PM   #7
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Originally posted by lectraplayer
Actually, A) NetZero is already unpacked and placed, and it seems to run fine under Windows if I have a crash and reinstall Windows without reinstalling the NetZero ZeroPort. ...and B) it is actually under /mnt/win3/Web.../NetZero/Bin (IE /bin under where I installed it). ...so you execute those commands and then wine nZstart.exe at a konsole and WINe takes it from there?
That didn't make a whole lot of sense.
 
Old 07-16-2003, 06:21 PM   #8
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Makes perfect sense to me.

A) I have actually run this program without using the installer, like after a major crash where I had to replace my operating system

B) My file isn't in /usr/bin or other such Linux folder, but under the /bin folder of where I installed the program.
 
Old 07-22-2003, 05:14 PM   #9
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Nobody has ideas?
I found out I need my Windows 98 files, Windows XP won't cut it (and neither will any Windows NT).
 
Old 07-22-2003, 06:27 PM   #10
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If you are going to use WINE with Half-Life, you are better off compiling WINE. Don't forget to compile WINE for opengl support.

For WINE, make a directory on your LINUX partitions to store your programs for WINE. If you want to run Windows programs from your Windows partition, copy it to LINUX partitions. This makes WINE seperate from Windows and it won't effect Windows at all. Next you need to copy the dll to the WINE directory. For each program that you run with WINE, you may need to use DLLs from Windows. Read the documentation on how the wine.conf is setup.

Sometimes WINE crashes. When it does the wine.conf comes with it. Everytime you run WINE make a backup of wine.conf. You can write a script that makes a copy to /tmp that states the date and time that you run wine. When WINE crashes, you will always have a backup of wine.conf file.

For hardware setup, you will need to add a line for COM in the wine.conf too. You may need to change permissions on your modem or commuications ports. Read the WINE documentation for the format.

Happy hair pulling!!!
 
Old 07-23-2003, 05:24 PM   #11
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That's the thing about Linux. You gotta work to get it the way you like it, but once you get it there, it's SWEET!
 
Old 07-23-2003, 06:03 PM   #12
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That's the thing about Linux. You gotta work to get it the way you like it, but once you get it there, it's SWEET!
Thats what it was in the old days. Now these days people are getting bad habits from using Windows.
 
Old 07-24-2003, 07:07 PM   #13
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Thats what it was in the old days. Now these days people are getting bad habits from using Windows.
True, true. That's all the more reason people should use Linux a bit more. ...that and the fact that the monopoly shouldn't be supported. ...then again, some of those bad habbits (except rebooting ) can transfer easily to Linux if you use KDE or something.
 
  


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