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Old 06-02-2003, 09:11 PM   #1
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Ok, i know i'm a total here! But wth, i don't know how to make some things work! For example, i just installed wine in my slackware 9 and everything looks nice. So i tried to use it and type wine /hd/spike/windows/mplayer.exe and i got this:

wine: cannot open /root/.wine : No such file or directory

i type just wine and the same message shows up. How can i get this damn thing work?
 
Old 06-02-2003, 10:23 PM   #2
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Try to find it:
$ whereis wine

Then you can cd to the directory and
$ ./wine

Andrew
 
Old 06-02-2003, 10:30 PM   #3
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How to ask questions about Linux
 
Old 06-02-2003, 11:17 PM   #4
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Hehehe! You kill me, fancy
 
Old 06-03-2003, 11:42 AM   #5
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I know, i know... Sorry. But i couldn't find anything in the forum and the wine page didn't help me that much. Sorry anyway!
 
Old 06-03-2003, 02:56 PM   #6
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if you are running wine as root, just "touch /root/.wine" and the file will exist (I've had the same problem with other applications not bothering to create a needed file the first time they run).
if you're not trying to use wine as root, then it seems like wine is setup to run as root anyway, and that needs to be fixed. if you've located wine with whereis or which, then "ls -l" the file as see if any of the options are 's' (rather than 'x').
 
Old 06-03-2003, 04:33 PM   #7
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Thats your WINE configuration file. You have to make it and set it up in your home directory (you were trying to run WINE as root) before running WINE. For sample config files, check your actual WINE directory.
 
Old 06-03-2003, 10:15 PM   #8
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if all else fails, login as root, and type "rm -frv /" :-D

*shrug* it MIGHT help...



(ps. dont do that)
 
Old 06-04-2003, 06:44 AM   #9
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Don't run Wine as root, and it will probably start working. If you use Slack though you should be able to figure this stuff out, if you can't you should be using something like redhat or mandrake until you learn more about Linux.
 
Old 06-04-2003, 05:49 PM   #10
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Someone probably insisted that jarquet issued the "rm -frv / " command and he learned what it does the hard way.... =)
 
Old 06-04-2003, 05:53 PM   #11
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i thought it was "rm -rf /" ???
hahah, i remember someone asked me to type that, crap, i lost EVERYTHING!
 
Old 06-04-2003, 09:32 PM   #12
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rm -rf is the same as rm -rfv. the -v option is just verbose so when you decide to destroy your system, it will show you all the files that are being removed
 
  


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