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Old 04-10-2002, 05:24 PM   #1
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How do I start WINE And How Do I Install a Win32 program on it?


Guys I have installed WINE from my Mandrake CDs, now If I go to K Menu and go to the 'RUN' comand and type 'wine' it wont give me any errors but nothing happens either.
My question is, how do I start wine and how do I install windows applications on Linux with it? I 'm very new to Linux just learning the basics as of now, but its important for me to run a couple of WIn32 applications under Linux, Any help would be greately appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-10-2002, 05:28 PM   #2
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You shoud start ffrom command line like this
wine /path/to/executable
 
Old 04-10-2002, 05:45 PM   #3
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To install a windoze program you can put the program CD in your computer, mount the drive and if you like the graphical side of things browse to the drive and click on the setup.exe, a window should pop up asking what you want to run the exe with, type in “wine”. If you have wine setup correct it should start the install process. As far as the location to install the program to wine should have setup a set of directories that look like a windoze system. Just install it to the program files.

Once you get everything installed you can put a shortcut on your desktop or in your menu that points to the exe file for the program you just installed. When you click on it you will get the popup window asking what program you want to use to open the file/program, again just type “wine”. You should be able to check a box that will remember what to open the file/program with the next time you try to open it.

Hope this helps

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Old 04-10-2002, 11:00 PM   #4
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What??

When i go to the wine directory, usr/share/wine , then i try to run wine-config it says command not found. Am i not running it right?
 
Old 04-10-2002, 11:42 PM   #5
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Its probably not in your path. You should try

./wine-config

One way to avoid this is to edit your configuration files (depending on your distro) and add /usr/share/wine to your path. This **SHOULD** let you just call it normally as wine-config.

so just try a (dot)(slash)wine-config

./wine-config
 
Old 04-11-2002, 12:55 AM   #6
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How do I change the configuration files?
when I use
./wine-config it says need a config file in argument
 
Old 04-11-2002, 10:45 AM   #7
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Sounds like you don’t have wine setup correctly.
I didn’t have any luck with the wine version that came on my Mandrake CDs so I tried CodeWeavers’ version of wine with great luck.

You can get the RPM here http://www.codeweavers.com/technology/wine/download.php

Install the rpm, then open a term and type winesetup, I think?!?! It has been a while. (Check their docs)

This will start a nice graphical setup wizard that will allow you to set up a fake windows directory set or configure an existing windows partition (if you have a existing windows partition that you would like to use make sure you mount that partition before you start the winesetup)
CodeWeavers’ wine is a lot easier to setup, at least I think so.

Then you can start you windows programs the way I said above.

Hope this helps

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Old 04-11-2002, 11:21 PM   #8
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Grrrrr

Well the install went great, but when I try to install an .exe it says there is nothing to run this type of file, and thats it, it stops.
When i run it in a terminal it says the wine launcher is unable to find xmessage.
What is it and where can i get it?
 
  


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