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Old 06-06-2003, 09:44 PM   #1
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newbie question about wine


i double clicked on wine and it said it was installed it installed very fast and i have a exe klcodec203f.exe that i want to install and use i cant seem to figure it out what do i get this to install and work properly i downloaded the rpm file any help great

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Old 06-06-2003, 10:03 PM   #2
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I don't know much about it, but I do know you need to configure wine.conf to tell it where your Windows folder is. It needs some of the DLLs and stuff there. Beyond that, I hadn't exactly got it working neither.
 
Old 06-06-2003, 10:47 PM   #3
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Is that the Kazaa Lite codec pack?

If so, go to: http://www.mplayerhq.hu/homepage

and you can download Win32 codecs and others like Quicktime, RM, etc.


its very hard to get most programs actually working in WINE, so dont expect any configuration to be easy. And if its some odd thing (like windows codecs for Kazaa), dont expect too much.
 
Old 06-07-2003, 03:48 AM   #4
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are you guys saying i must install some windows OS to install these type of programs? or can i just use the program only? any links tuts anything be great. im a total noob 2 days using linux dont really know anything yet.

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Old 06-07-2003, 09:47 AM   #5
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You do not need Windows installed to run Wine (hence the title Wine Is Not an Emulator. Check out these 2 sites, very helpful!

http://frankscorner.org/index.html
http://www.franksworld.net/
 
Old 06-07-2003, 07:19 PM   #6
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You need the Windows files and DLLs though. It's better to have Windows laying around (if it doesn't decide to try to take your computer over again. ) They tell what files you need under Wine.org somewhere. ...I wonder if I can have my programs, running under Wine, actually modify my DLLs and registry so that once I go under real Windows occasionally the changes are reflected. WARNING: CORRUPTED REGISTRY! )

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Old 06-09-2003, 11:45 AM   #7
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A lot of ppl seem to have more success on linux-only installs of wine when they copy the dlls from another windows machine...personally I'd think its a good compromise, no need to install windows, but wine has the dlls it needs.
 
Old 06-09-2003, 07:50 PM   #8
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love the sig captian

I don't know about any double-click installations of Wine, but if that correctly installed wine then you just need to run 'wine <program name>' from a command line to get the app going. (providing that it is installed and configured correctly)

This is not failsafe, as Windows is closed-source and wine is trying to 'open it up'.

I found all the instructions I needed to get going in the Readme document that came with the Wine source code.
 
Old 06-10-2003, 10:13 PM   #9
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Problem I run into: Where's the .wine executeable? I now punch in wine at konsole, and it gives me an error saying that it can't find /home/.wine, and when I look, I have to agree, it ain't there. I am seeing hidden files and I just don't see it. My WINe come from WineHQ, and I'd like to know were they put that file so I can cp it to the right place.
 
Old 06-11-2003, 04:19 AM   #10
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try cd /home/accountname/.wine
that works for me

i almost got wine working i think. but i just need to edit the config and add something in there because it says wine: chdir to /tmp/.wine-root/server-302-2c018b : No such file or directory when i try to install a exe. How do i edit that file?
i have no clue how to. i opened it up and try to backspace but wont work that way

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Old 06-11-2003, 08:06 AM   #11
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If you are not experienced with Linux, avoid Wine. It's still not easy enough to use for most users.

To solve this particular problem I would suggest compiling from CVS, and using wineinstall. That will also do some measure of NPTL autodetection, which you want.

Getting KaZaA to run on Wine is something of an art form. I'd recommend you ignore it - native apps can normally fulfull most peoples needs just fine, the majority of users do not need Wine.

Newbies often try it anyway, as they are inexperienced and don't know what software is out there yet.
 
Old 06-11-2003, 08:13 AM   #12
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i really do want to install wine and i will keep trying to. whats CVS by the way?
all i really have to do is edit the config file of wine but dont know how to edit the file?
i just have to add something in there and than im 99% sure it will work :0
i want to play online games like counter-strike which i know is compatible with wine thats why i really want to install wine

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Old 06-11-2003, 01:05 PM   #13
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"compatible with wine" tends to vary between people and apps.

CVS is where the very latest cutting edge code is. The last wine release was a while ago now, and there has been a ton of D3D/DirectX work since then. There are instructions for checking it ouf of CVS on winehq.
 
Old 06-11-2003, 04:54 PM   #14
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Quote:
Originally posted by DazeiHead
try cd /home/accountname/.wine
that works for me

i almost got wine working i think. but i just need to edit the config and add something in there because it says wine: chdir to /tmp/.wine-root/server-302-2c018b : No such file or directory when i try to install a exe. How do i edit that file?
i have no clue how to. i opened it up and try to backspace but wont work that way
No .wine there! I think you look under wine.conf under either etc or usr (I think etc if I'm thinking streight ). As far as the backslash, I think you gotta give it in DOS command style with the double backslash (IE c:\\windows\\system\\shell32.dll vs. /mnt/windows/windows/system/shell32.dll ). Linux requires that you do the double backslash otherwise it won't recognize that you mean \ and not space in the file (or something like that). You know, there's also a KaAzA for Linux too! Try that!! As for me, I want to (A) experiment with WINe, maybe dump Windows soon because XP keeps trying to transmit data over the web I don't want it to (I have a dial-up connection so it has to ask for a connection when I'm not online--busted!) and (B) my ISP doesn't have a Linux version of their software. I know I'm a rookie, but I am also getting tired of Windows and can usually find some Linux software like I want. ...then again, there isn't a Half Life for Linux either. Oh well, Unreal's better anyway.

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Old 06-11-2003, 07:10 PM   #15
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how do i edit the file conf ?
i opened the file and i tried backslash but wouldnt work tried double backslash and still wouldnt work. Do i have to do it thru the terminal?
whats the command to open the file thru the terminal. I tried ./config. What should i do to edit that the file.

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