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Old 04-21-2003, 01:08 AM   #1
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questions about using Wine??


hi, im pretty new to slackware, or any linux/unix system!! anyways ive done pretty good, got mplayer working and that kinda stuff, so i decided to install wine and to much surprise it was the easiest program to install yet!! anyways i obviously see that it doesnt have a gui, right? so when i download say a program for windows (.exe) or pop in a pc game on cd rom what exactly do i do? when i download windows programs can i put them wherever i want and wine will install them to fake c drive or do they need to be in fake c drive to install with wine?? and same with cd, obviously wine isnt just gonna start when i put a windows game cd in the drive!! and last question.. i just installed the newest source code from main website, do i need any extra files?? i have gforce-4 graphics card, do i need to do anything else besides "xfree86setup" do get full usage in video games. anyways i know this is alot to ask so ill stop here!!!
thanks for any help, if it werent for this forum id still be trying to install this OS!!!!!!
 
Old 04-21-2003, 01:55 AM   #2
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No the game CD's will not auto-start or pop up an installation screen. In order to install them (assuming that wine will install them), you need to open a terminal window and type in something similar to the following. (you will need to determine the path to the install file yourself)

[code]
wine /mnt/cdrom/<Setup.exe>
[\code]

You will have to remove the "<>" and place the install file there (i.e. Install.exe, Setup.exe, setup.exe, etc...)

As for the GeForce card, just make sure you have the Nvidia kernel patch and driver installed.
 
Old 04-21-2003, 03:29 PM   #3
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Wine will complain if you run a program from a directory that's not 'translated' by wine to something like C:. Look into your wine configuration, maybe add more drives (standard location of the file is /home/username/.wine/config). Usually your home directory is added, so you may copy your programs in a subdirectory and start..
 
Old 04-22-2003, 09:21 PM   #4
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where can i get the nvidia kernel patch, the nvidia website tried to download one for me automatically but failed to find one for my kernel? im on slack 9.0 with bare.i 2.4 kernel
 
Old 04-23-2003, 02:19 PM   #5
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Are you using their new all-in-one .run installer?
 
Old 04-23-2003, 03:52 PM   #6
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What do you mean all in one?? yes its in .run format but i know
nothing of all in one, as far as i know its the only one on nvidia
for geforce series cards..but im not sure, i just downloaded it yesterday so i know its the most up to date driver
 
Old 04-23-2003, 04:00 PM   #7
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Well prior to that .run file, you had to get two seperate files, and there was a small script to help.

What was the exact error when you tried to download the correct version for your kernel?
 
Old 04-23-2003, 09:23 PM   #8
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2 other files? i just downloaded the compressed version and i believe all i got was the install program and read me file but that didnt give much info, so my error is..After executing the driver file
and accepting to the license agreement it starts to install and then says something like (im not on my box so ill do my best!)
""you dont have the nvidia module or kernel header"", or something like that, ""would you like Nvidia to try to download and install the header or kernel"" i say yes and its tries to find the proper file it needs and comes back as something like "header or kernel not found, install aborting"
and again im not on my box, im at work right now, but i will post the exact error in a couple hours!!
 
Old 04-23-2003, 10:25 PM   #9
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ok im on my box heres the error
""No precompiled kernel interface was found to match your kernel;
would you like the installer to attempt to download a kernel interface for your kernel from the nvidia ftp site?

i say yes
it says "no matching precompiled kernel interface was found on the nvidia ftp site; this means the installer will need to compile a kernel interface for your kernel"
i say ok
it says
""ERROR: Unable to find the kernel header files for the currently running kernel. Please make sure you have installed the kernel header files for your kernel?? if you know th ecorrect kernel header files are installed, you may specify the kernel include path with the
--kernel-include-path commandline option

wich i dont know how to use even if i have the kernel!!
 
Old 04-24-2003, 03:01 PM   #10
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You dont have the kernel source code, it need that to be able to apply the nVidia patch to it and recomile the thing iirc.
Check your distro cd for some .rpm with the words: kernel; header; kheader; or devel in them. Then try again.

I think the old system was to manually download the precomiled thing, as this attempted to do.

I need to install the driver for my Mdk9.1 install soon - dont want to screw it up just yet, and I need fix access to the partition from Mdk9.0.
 
  


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