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Old 03-19-2005, 11:31 PM   #1
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Wine Help


Ok, as far as I can tell, I have configured wine correctly. I can run only a few programs, notepad and minesweeper and some other things. But I can not run anything else. I have tried everything wine C:\\test_program.exe wine "C:\test_program.exe" and have tried looking in the config, but can not get it to work.

Any help?

BTW, I am using FC3. I installed the rpm version of wine.
 
Old 03-19-2005, 11:39 PM   #2
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The correct usage for wine is : wine <appname>

Or right click the app in a file manager and select "run with" and enter wine.

Easiest way I know to set up wine is to download, install and run winesetuptk
 
Old 03-19-2005, 11:41 PM   #3
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Ok, well, I want to run programs off of my C:\ windows drive, not my linux partition.
 
Old 03-19-2005, 11:50 PM   #4
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That usually doesn't work very well in my experience but you if you are typing it as you indicated you're still gonna have problems.

You're initiating wine from inside linux which doesn't use the c:/ nomenclature for drives.
you'd likely want to try something like: wine c:\<appname>

But you'll find that if your windoze partition is ntfs your gonna run into write problems among other things. Better off to use wine to install whatever you want to run into the fake_windows directory created by wine when being set up. It'll work better for you.

Keep in mind that not all programs can be run using wine. I only have one windoze based program that I use, and only because there is no similar Linux app yet. It runs reasonably well in wine, but not perfect.

If you're running a dual boot machine, you'll be happier and less stressed to just boot into windoze when you want to use those programs. Eventually you may wean yourself from them and use the native Linux apps that are available. I don't have anything on my machine but Linux and don't miss Bill a bit.
 
Old 03-19-2005, 11:53 PM   #5
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Ok, how do I setup the fake windows partition thing? I see certain files on my linux /home/username/.wine/...

But only a few. How could I get other ones on.

Also, it is not programs linux has, it is a games, Call of Duty. I wanted to try it and other things with it.
 
Old 03-21-2005, 12:49 AM   #6
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Any more help?
 
Old 03-21-2005, 12:58 AM   #7
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Download wine tools. You will find it in the same page from where you downloaded wine. The thing is that u will find it at the bottom of the page. it is an rpm. install the rpm and once that is thru, just type wt2 at the prompt

it will give u a GUI and it will create all the directories required and will config wine properly. after that, u can install most of the window programs on Linux thru wine

hope this helps
 
Old 03-22-2005, 08:05 AM   #8
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Ok, I had that program installed, I guess I need to use that, I thought it was a side program. Thanks.
 
Old 07-20-2005, 02:10 PM   #9
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What if the windows program is on a FAT32 partition?
 
  


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