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Old 06-21-2003, 08:17 PM   #1
evilmonkey
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WINE and .exe files


Hello. It it possible to set up a function that will automatically run an exe through WINE each time I double-click it? It is highly annoying having to use the Gnome terminal every time I want to execute a file. Any help is appreciated, but kepp in mind, I'm a Linux newbie, so to me something like "set up a script" means nothing.

Also, I have made a few conclusions about WINE: If it's microsoft, it probably won't work (i.e. Windows Media Player, MSN, etc.), and if it uses a CD-Drvice, it probably won't work. So far, these have been true for me. Let me know of any others. Thanks.

Cheers!

Jack
 
Old 06-21-2003, 10:56 PM   #2
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What are you using wine for ?

whatever Windows program you need, there WILL be a linux version.

most people seem to use wine for Kazaa or Imesh or whatever.... use LimeWire, its written in java, so works on any OS

or if ur after MSN messenger, use Gaim.

there's always an alternative
 
Old 06-21-2003, 11:50 PM   #3
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yah good point ... the only good wine serves, is playing games that aren't ported to linux..such as counter-strike, and do i ever hope they consider porting it when hl2 comes out
 
Old 06-22-2003, 02:00 AM   #4
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what is a good linux replacement for flash? video editing? (not trying to be annoying and like, these programs don't have equals, but just curious)
 
Old 06-22-2003, 03:43 AM   #5
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A better (but a little buggy) replacement for MSN Messenger is AMSN. Goto amsn.sourceforge.net. The interface is more MSN messenger like than GAIM.
 
Old 06-22-2003, 10:43 AM   #6
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Hello.

Thanks for your (somewhat offtopic) replies . I'm going to go off topic too, and talk about MSN Messenger.

I have installed AMSN, the problem is it connects fine, but I can't do anything with it. When I try to open a chat box, is says "Requesting Chat" forever, and the other end isn't recieving my messages. I can't seem to change my nickname either, it gives me a "NO GIVEN VALUE TO PARAMETER "recv" to "::MSN::BadNickCheck"", which is actually a TCL script error. Any ideas how to fix that?

I have also tried installing GAIM, but that tells me I need GTK 2.0+. Fine. I go to download GTK, and find out I need a wealth of other libraries, those bieng Glib, ATK, and Pango. I install Glib (unzip, ./configure, make, make install), everything seems to be fine. However, when I try to install ATK (unzip, ./configure), it tells me I don't have Glib, or it's not correctly installed. Any ideas, because I have a feeling I'll need GTK a good linux replacement for flash? video editing? (not trying to be annoying and like, these program for more than just GAIM.

I'm running Mandrake 9.1 with Gnome. My PC is a PIII 900MhZ with 256 MB SDRAM.

Thanks.

Cheers!

Jack.

Last edited by evilmonkey; 06-22-2003 at 10:55 AM.
 
Old 06-22-2003, 12:39 PM   #7
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well that is a problem with the 0.80 version..just downgrade to 0.71 and everything should work fine...i know when i had 0.71 and upgraded to 0.80 mine just sat there and said requesting chat, and i couldn't chat with anyone, but when i uninstalled it and removed the .amsn folder in my home directory that had 0.71 settings in it, i then re-installed 0.80 and now it works fine on my box...but i would suggest to you to downgrade to 0.71 for now...
 
Old 06-22-2003, 01:19 PM   #8
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Ok, I'll try that. How about my GTK problem?

EDIT:

AMSN started working after I downgraded. Thanks for the tip. Nothing on the GTK though.

Cheers!

Last edited by evilmonkey; 06-22-2003 at 01:48 PM.
 
  


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