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Old 01-11-2009, 11:37 AM   #1
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When Wine doesn't Cooperate?


I've tried to install a program called Wintrade trough Wine on my Ubuntu. It's a Windows program and a "must" for installing the program, is a Windows OS. I've now installed it through Wine and the installing worked out fine, it is now located in Wine-programs. But when i open the program, i can see it starts a program because it says "starting wintrade" in the bottom panel, but after a few seconds it closes down again and nothing happens. I've tried to find an answer to this action on wines homepage, but i can't seem to find anything.

The program is directly connected to my bank, so i can't just use another program instead. They don't have an alternative program for a Linux OS.

Is there another way (a different program maybe) to make windows programs work on Linux?

Or can I do something with Wine that maybe solves the problem?
 
Old 01-11-2009, 11:45 AM   #2
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Check the Wine troubleshooting guide.
http://wiki.jswindle.com/index.php/G...roubleshooting

Is it like this:
https://www.nordnet.lu/mux/web/nordnet/wintrade.html

You could try Crossover - also from Codeweavers. Or changing banks.
Alternatively, you can try running windows in a VM, or dual-boot.
 
Old 01-11-2009, 11:49 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by Keyes.D View Post
I've tried to install a program called Wintrade trough Wine on my Ubuntu. It's a Windows program and a "must" for installing the program, is a Windows OS. I've now installed it through Wine and the installing worked out fine, it is now located in Wine-programs. But when i open the program, i can see it starts a program because it says "starting wintrade" in the bottom panel, but after a few seconds it closes down again and nothing happens. I've tried to find an answer to this action on wines homepage, but i can't seem to find anything.

The program is directly connected to my bank, so i can't just use another program instead. They don't have an alternative program for a Linux OS.

Is there another way (a different program maybe) to make windows programs work on Linux?

Or can I do something with Wine that maybe solves the problem?
One thing you could try is to run wine from the command line. That way, wine will dump a better error output. If you are not sure how to run wine from the command line, read this:

http://wiki.jswindle.com/index.php/U...e_Command_Line

Your second option would be to play a bit around with wine configuration files. Open a terminal and type winecfg. Example here:

http://wiki.winehq.org/winecfg

You could try changing, for example, which OS it will try to "emulate", like WinXP or Win98. Sometimes you may get lucky

Another option you have is to try other applications instead of wine. Here are some alternatives:

http://www.winehq.org/docs/wineusr-guide/alternatives

Personally, if I need a Windows application to run 100% correctly, I would just dual boot with Windows or run Windows inside Linux with a virtual machine, such as Virtuabox.

Good luck!

Last edited by Mega Man X; 01-11-2009 at 11:50 AM.
 
  


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