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Old 11-27-2004, 08:00 PM   #1
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Wine - Should I do any configuring?


So here is another stupid question. What can I do: Linux seems so complicated and a bit user-unfriendly, although not so patronising as windows. Anyway, the questiot it is.

I want to use wine to run some windows applications. I've got it installed on SuSE and I have updated it up to the most recent version. Do I have to do any configuring or everything should be pre-installed and runs smoothly? I mean, for example, that if I enter 'wine sol.exe' in console I've got error and I tried a ouple of programmes and they could not find some libraries and stuff.
 
Old 11-28-2004, 07:58 AM   #2
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You must configure wine before using it. Make sure that you are not ROOT user and then run the WineSetup application.
Open a terminal window and type:
Code:
winexsetup
You will get a GUI configuration tool like a Wizard.
 
Old 11-28-2004, 10:16 AM   #3
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That's not quite right. The newest releases of Wine are mostly self configuring.

The reason you got an error trying to run sol.exe is probably because you're trying to run it directly from a real c:\windows\system32 directory. This is an easy mistake to make, but a mistake it is: wine will try and use *all* the DLLS that come with a real Windows setup and for various reasons it can't do this. Hence it dies messily.

The fix is easy enough. Just copy sol.exe to some other directory, say your home directory, and run it from there. If it wants a cards.dll copy that across too.
 
Old 11-28-2004, 04:02 PM   #4
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That's not quite right. The newest releases of Wine are mostly self configuring.

The reason you got an error trying to run sol.exe is probably because you're trying to run it directly from a real c:\windows\system32 directory. This is an easy mistake to make, but a mistake it is: wine will try and use *all* the DLLS that come with a real Windows setup and for various reasons it can't do this. Hence it dies messily.

The fix is easy enough. Just copy sol.exe to some other directory, say your home directory, and run it from there. If it wants a cards.dll copy that across too.
Well, sol.exe was just an example. Actually it works being launched from System32 folder. But I thought that you could launch programmes from root without writting a full path, if they regitered in some way.
 
Old 11-28-2004, 04:17 PM   #5
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Nope, afraid not. Well you may be able to modify the windows path in the config file.
 
  


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