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Old 02-18-2004, 04:57 PM   #1
jplev22
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Can't get pop-up IE6 under wine


Hi, I installer internet explorer 6 with crossover office 2.1.0 and it was successful. When I open it IE6 is ok exept that when I do -file -new window nothing happens. I am doing this in order to use lauchcast from yahoo. When I encounter a pop-up(wich is required for me to run launchcast) the window freezes indefinitely. Is there an option the I could append wine in order to get pop-ups?
Thanks
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Old 02-18-2004, 06:30 PM   #2
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I have the same problem, don't know why....
 
Old 02-19-2004, 08:08 AM   #3
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I tried it out with a wine-20031212 and a script called install-ie6.sh . I do get a minor error at the end of the instalations, it shoulnt affect it. When I get a pop-up with that one, it freezes also, but at least, I get a pop-up.
 
Old 02-19-2004, 09:50 AM   #4
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This is a bit off subject, but why, oh why, would you use IE? It is rare that a site can't be accessed by another web browser and on top of that it's a microsoft product that must run unstable in this environment...it just doesn't make sense.
 
Old 02-19-2004, 12:33 PM   #5
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I have the same problem as you, jplev22! The pop up starts but then it crashes.
Hey Onemessedupjedi: I also try to affoid using IE and other M$ Programs. The IE doesn't work good under wine anyway. But I just need it for one site: Englishtown.com
I tried with Opera and Mozilla and I can enter if I set the Browser to identify as IE6 but the site needs the Microsoft JVM and Flash... I have installed a JVM and Flash for Opera but it doesn't work anyway. And with IE it works!
But I'm going to uninstall IE soon...Linux Browsers are much better! I will try out Firefox...
 
Old 02-20-2004, 03:47 PM   #6
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Onemessedupjedi, I do understand that it is pretty much pointless running IE on linux for most sites, but for launchcast, the yahoo internet radio, for some reason it wont accept netscape 6 and 7 based web-browsers.
 
Old 02-20-2004, 04:23 PM   #7
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Unfortunately, IE and WM are required for the streaming Rhapsody music service too.

www.listen.com
 
Old 02-20-2004, 09:40 PM   #8
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Unfortunately, I do not know how to make the Yahoo Launchcast Internet Radio work. But here are a few thoughts anyway. Two of the key components that they require are Windows Media Player 7.01 or higher and Macromedia Flash 6.0 or higher. On my computer I have a Linux version of the Macromedia Flash plug-in. Codeweavers make another product besides CrossoverOffice that allows Windows plug-ins to be used from a Linux browser. It is called Crossover Plug-in. It allows Windows Media Player 6.4 to be used with a Linux browser. Unfortunately, the Yahoo website requires the 7.01 Windows Media Player not the 6.4 version. Crossover Plug-in also allows the use of Macromedia Flash Player 7. So those requirements could almost be met using a Linux browser such as Mozilla Firefox but not quite.

The next problem is that the website checks to see what browser you are using. If you are not using Internet Explorer 5.0 or up you get an error message about having the wrong browser. No version of Netscape for Windows or Mac OSX is supported. Netscape on the older Macs is supported. The Konqueror browser has a feature where I can change the browser identificaton. I changed it so that Konqueror would say that I am using Internet Explorer 5.5 in Windows 2000. The Yahoo webpage responded slightly different but still gave me an error message about using the wrong browser. The few other IE only webpages (not at Yahoo) that I have ever encountered would allow me to continue and worked perfectly when I asked Konqueror to identify isself as IE 5.5. At the moment I am only able to use the plug-ins with Mozilla Firefox not with Konqueror. I do not plan to install IE and run it under Linux. Here is a link to the Launchcast requirements:

http://help.yahoo.com/help/us/launch/cast/cast-01.html

Here are the Windows Plug-ins that can be used on a Linux browser with Crossover Plug-in:

http://www.codeweavers.com/site/prod...apps/?curPos=0

So anyway, I do not know how to make Lauchcast work. I wonder why they only allow Internet Explorer?
 
Old 02-20-2004, 09:50 PM   #9
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Ooops, I see that they actually only require Windows Media Player 6.4 and above. I do have that. With the help of Crossover Plug-in I am able to use Windows Media Player 6.4 from several of my Linux browsers (but not Konqueror). Even so their website is compaining that I have the wrong browser. On other websites I have used both plug-ins while using a LInux browser.
 
Old 02-22-2004, 05:26 PM   #10
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Rick, I did try it out with cross-over plugin. It does install a wine Windown Media Player 6.4. The problem it that, even with the proper plugins, it is still telling me that my browser is not compatible. I did try it out with an old netscape 4.9 and it did work to the point where music was supposed to get out of the speakers but I guess its too outdated. With netscape 7, I get the same errors as with mozilla. They're basicly the same anyways. Thanks anyways
 
Old 02-23-2004, 05:58 PM   #11
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I'm still wondering why popups crash the browser... what version of crossover office is everyone using?

I would be surprised if they advertised compatability with something that was so seriously crippled.
 
Old 02-25-2004, 10:30 AM   #12
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I'm using version 2.1.0, the latest one. They do advertise compatibility for that version. Maybe its more of a compatibility issue with gnome 2.4.2?
 
Old 04-12-2004, 10:54 PM   #13
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Hello all,

I know this is a pretty old thread, but since folks seem to be having issues with this all over the internet I thought I'd add my input, in case anyone's still interested. I had the exact same problem, with that Crossover Office Build, and IE6 SP1 - load the radio tuner for Launchcast, and IE promptly crashes. After some hunting around on the internet, I found a link back to CodeWeavers' site:

http://www.codeweavers.com/site/supp...g#IE-FONT-HANG

There, buried inconvieniently deep within the FAQ, it names that problem and says that IE improperly registers TrueType fonts if you already had them installed, rather than installing them with IE (i.e. SuSE's YOU tool). By manually changing the Font key in (yourhomedirectory)/.cxoffice/dotwine/system.reg to:

[Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Fonts] 986159144
"Arial Black (TrueType)"="ARIBLK.TTF"
"Comic Sans MS (TrueType)"="COMIC.TTF"
"Comic Sans MS Bold (TrueType)"="COMICBD.TTF"
"Impact (TrueType)"="IMPACT.TTF"
"Verdana (TrueType)"="VERDANA.TTF"
"Verdana Bold (TrueType)"="VERDANAB.TTF"
"Verdana Bold Italic (TrueType)"="VERDANAZ.TTF"
"Verdana Italic (TrueType)"="VERDANAI.TTF"
"Webdings (TrueType)"="WEBDINGS.TTF"

you can manually register the fonts. I'm happily listening to my Launchcast station as I write this. The only drawback is that is has to reload the audio stream completely if you skip a song and it appears to be locked up during that time, which can get annoying. Other than that, if you have Flash 7 installed (which it will offer to automatically install if you get past the popup issue, it works fine) then everything will behave almost identically to Windoze - ratings, station directory, lo-mid-hi fi, so far as I can tell everything. Beautiful.

The only other potential issue: Once so far, IE has crashed during the stream abruptly and then started having the same problem again, though the modified lines remained intact. Uninstalling with the cxuninstall script, manually removing the .cxoffice directory in the home directory, and then reinstalling from the .sh installer resolved this.

My setup:

Suse 9.0, stock kernel, KDE 3.1.4
Codeweavers Crossover Office 2.1.0 Demo Version
Flash 7 (automatically installed within Launch site - you don't need to get it in Crossover setup)
Windows Media Player (installed by Crossover, as part of the IE package. V6.4??)

Hope this helps people. The reasons for my keeping a Windows ME partition on my HDD are rapidly dwindling.


-WP
 
Old 04-13-2004, 02:49 PM   #14
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what did you have to do to get past the pop-up issue?
 
Old 04-13-2004, 05:19 PM   #15
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I guess I was kind of long-winded -sorry.

Essentially all I had to do was to manually register the Truetype fonts in the Crossover Office registry (system.reg) as discussed in their FAQ - the link is listed below.

If you've already installed the Truetype fonts that Wine/Crossover uses, for example using SuSE's YOU tool, then IE doesn't register them correctly. Even if you haven't, it seems like there's a disconnect between Crossover and IE that requires manual intervention.

I'm not sure why the fonts affect the pop-ups, but Codeweavers is apparently aware of the problem and posted that fix in the Crossover Office FAQ. Have a look at this.

However, before you get too excited, like I also noted in my first post, there's an issue with the player spontaneously crashing after you've been listening to Launchcast for anywhere to between 1-3 hours. After that crash, the problem returns and can only be fixed by reinstalling Crossover and reapplying the fix. I've left it not working for now, since constantly having to reinstall is getting annoying.

But hey, its a start. This should at least get anyone out there running SuSE 9.0 up and running (for a while).

-WP
 
  


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