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Old 06-19-2004, 12:02 PM   #1
mastaoneil
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wine


hello

i downloaded wine for linux mandrake 10.0 it was a .rpm file i dbl click on it and it installs now what do i do

cheers
 
Old 06-19-2004, 12:24 PM   #2
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to run a program with wine you have to call it from the command line.

Open a terminal... browse to a directory with a windows executable, [eg notepad.exe], and type: 'wine notepad.exe'.

You will probably get errors about your wine installation not being set up, in which case have a look in /etc/wine.conf, or ~/.wine/config. More in the man page.

[http://www.winehq.com/site/howto]
 
Old 06-19-2004, 12:25 PM   #3
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you may try to open a console and type in:
Code:
winesetup
Just go for the defaults for the first run.

Then you may start some windows executable with:
Code:
wine notepad.exe
assuming the notepad.exe is located in current directory.

Also you may want to register wine as default handler for .exe files in your konqueror or any such program you use to browse your files.

Hope this helps.

-Pete
 
Old 06-19-2004, 01:17 PM   #4
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cheers ill try thse

anymore suggestions would be great
 
Old 06-20-2004, 06:25 AM   #5
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none of those methods worked

when i type wine notepad.exe the following error comes

wine: creating configuration directory '/home/t23/.wine'...
cp: cannot stat `/usr/share/wine/wine.inf': No such file or directory
wine: wineprefixcreate failed while creating '/home/t23/.wine'.

and when i do winestup

bash: winesetup: command not found




pleez hellp
 
Old 06-20-2004, 07:48 AM   #6
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please please please don't expect to be able to use wine for everything you ever want. you can't, and you shouldn't want to. ALWAYS try to find native applications before resorting to Wine.

There's another setup program called winesetuptk i think, try that. but you should be able to just read some of the docs on winehq to get going properly.
 
Old 06-20-2004, 07:52 AM   #7
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http://www.winehq.com
OR
run :
man wine.conf

also run :
man wine
 
Old 06-20-2004, 10:10 AM   #8
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Check you have a '.wine' folder in your home directory, if not, create one. Inside, check there is a file called wine.inf.

Read one of the man pages, or check on the website for an example. There should have been one installed by the rpm package.
 
Old 06-20-2004, 06:46 PM   #9
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Hi, can you please show me which Wine RPM you used? It sounds like this RPM is broken (ie incorrectly made).
 
Old 06-20-2004, 09:54 PM   #10
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what I found out about wine is you should download the rpm and install it and then download the winesetuptk rpm and install it then go to /usr/bin and double click wineconfigtk and it will walk you through the setup.
I can then run "wine notepad.exe" but I get errors about acccessing Lc:\\windows so if you can figure that part out, that'd be great!
 
Old 06-20-2004, 11:28 PM   #11
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I have the same problem

I have the same problem and I cant seem to get wine to run.
 
Old 06-21-2004, 06:56 AM   #12
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My success story:

I installed Wine from source. [I don't/can't use rpms]
A '.wine' directory appeared in my home directory.
Within was a 'config' file. I editted this, and set the 'c' drive to my home directory.

When I ran 'notepad' [appears to be a program which uses wine], it said 'cannot find c:/windows' or something like that. I created a windows, and windows/system directories in my home dir [which was set to c].

The next compaint was about fonts, so I symlinked the windows/fonts directory to my fonts directory.

No further problems. Works fine. [Then again all I run is paint and calc!]

Any problems must be in that config file, in '~/.wine'.
 
Old 06-21-2004, 08:56 AM   #13
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In the latest version this should all be automatic.
 
Old 06-21-2004, 11:13 AM   #14
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This is the exact same problem that I have been having.

mhearn, the rpm I used is: wine-20040615-mdk.i586.rpm
 
Old 06-23-2004, 12:33 PM   #15
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Has anyone figured out why the rpm doesn't work?
 
  


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