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Old 05-21-2006, 10:32 AM   #1
greenolive
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Question How do I run MS Windows apps and games on FC5?


I have just installed FC5 and know nothing about Linux aside from the fact that it exists. I now feel somewhat lost, although with time I'll know it as well as I know XP.

Anyhow, so now I want to install stuff like drivers (specifically GeForce and N-Force drivers) and also games that I have. I tried double-clicking .MSI packages but I would get an error that says "Couldn't display "/root/Desktop/Clam Shield Anti-Virus.msi"." So I realized that I needed something to help me run these programs. I read about WINE, although after I installed it, I was unable to find where it went (<-- total, utter noob here).

I also read about using command line options to install apps (e.g. NVIDIA had something about this on their GeForce driver install page) which I'm assuming is the Alt + F2 command?

Anyhow, if someone can help me out with this stuff and/or guide me to a new user's tutorial for FC5 and/or linux, I'd be very thankful!

G.
 
Old 05-21-2006, 10:39 AM   #2
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many apps run well with crossover office ($30 i think) and many games run well with Cedega ($aboutthesameagain)

these two are both decendents of wine, and much easier to use than wine, and specifically targetted to do what they do.

but it'd futile to think you can just use everything you're used to on windows, and you'll be sorely dissapointed if that's what you are expecting.
 
Old 05-21-2006, 10:45 AM   #3
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Well, I'll probably end up making this sytem a dual-boot one, but I would like to try using WINE and see how far I can get. Where would I access WINE now that it's installed on my box?

I would at least like to install the NVIDIA Linux drivers. How would I go about doing that?

G.
 
Old 05-21-2006, 10:50 AM   #4
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to be honest i know very little about wine, as i steer clear of it. there's a config program called wine-setup i think, which sets up various defaults for you, but someone else with more wine knowledge will be able to help. also there's a site, franks corner, dedicated to wine.

if you are on Fc5 then the livna repo's on yum contain the compiled nvidia drivers. i appreciate that that might sound like gibberish to you though :-s check this: http://rpm.livna.org/configuration.html#Core5 and follow the details there. once done just do this: http://rpm.livna.org/livna-switcher.html and you're done. people do have a lot of problems with ati and nvidia cards, but this is a doddle this way.
 
  


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