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Old 06-08-2004, 10:12 PM   #1
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program manager wine do'nt go ??


Running Mandrake 10 installed latest wine rpm all works except for program manager. Select manager from menu the hourglass spins then nothing. Thanks in advance for any help.
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Old 06-09-2004, 07:54 AM   #2
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Is progman.exe actually there? Maybe it wasn't 'installed' with the other Wine programs.

What happens if you run wine progman.exe from the directory where it's supposed to live?

If everything else works, do you really care about progman.exe? Do you actually use it for anything?
 
Old 06-09-2004, 01:32 PM   #3
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It says cannot find program , So I suppose its not installed, if thats right how do I install it. As to the other comment because this the first time I have used this program, I did not know if this problem was important or not. I have gone totally over to linux, I only need windows for 2 or 3 programs that i cannot get on linux. So if you say I do'nt need program manager I'll be happy to leave it at that.
Thanks very much.
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Old 06-09-2004, 06:18 PM   #4
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Progman.exe is the Windows 3.1 file/program manager. Windows 3.1 did not have a desktop, desktop icons, or Windows Explorer like 95 and beyond did; it had literal "windows" that had application starters in a paned view. Progman was the program that managed and displayed these windows and their icons.

If you'd like to see it for yourself, go to the Wine Project page on Sourceforge.net and download wine-prgs-20040505.zip, which can be found in the Win32 Packages section just below the middle of the page. Extract the zip file somewhere, open a terminal, cd to the directory you extracted the files to, and run wine progman.exe.

These packages are pretty much only to test your Wine installation; it's unlikely that you actually would want or need notepad or progman on their own account, but they are useful for that reason, as they are so old and simple that they should always work under Wine.

Wine does not come with or need any external programs with the exception of regedit (although there are a few useful setup tools)-- Wine is meant to run the Windows programs you install under Wine or tell it to run from a previous installation you've done under Windows, nothing more.

Last edited by motub; 06-09-2004 at 06:19 PM.
 
Old 06-09-2004, 08:50 PM   #5
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Thanks Holly motub for your comments, I find them most useful, I don't need the program manager so I'm happy. I have run the programs I want thru the File Manager so thanks again.
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