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Old 06-01-2003, 02:18 PM   #1
bairstow
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newbie questions


I've been playing with linux off and on for a while now , and about a month ago I decided to drop windows completely and go with Linux.

With alot of reading I've been able to replace everything I did in Windows with Linux except for a couple of things.

Is anyone familiar with using TMPGenc with wine , or does anyone know of a suitable replacement for TMPGenc. ?

I want to be able to resize mpeg video , cut and join video segments together .

TMPGenc with wine seemed to install fine , the program seems to execute fine , untill I try to open an mpg file . Then the window TMPenc was in disappears ( crashes I assume) and I get a bunch of error text in the shell I used to start Wine. I thought possibly Wine needed extra files from Windows to be able to read and use the mpeg files so I download MediaPlayer 6.4 and installed it . It works the same as TMPGenc . The program starts , but if I try to open a mpg file , It crashes.

I realize Wine is still in development , and what I want to do may not yet work .

My next question is regarding making desktop shortcuts to Windows executables . Is there a proper way to create a desktop link for a Wine/Windows app. I have found that any links I have created so far seem to make the program I am trying to launch far more likly to crash than opening a shell and typing
' wine program.exe '

Any advice would be greatly appreciated

 
Old 06-01-2003, 04:13 PM   #2
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Guess I should add ,

I'm using RedHat 9 and KDE .
I know WINE is working , I am using a couple of other programs with it .
 
Old 06-01-2003, 11:02 PM   #3
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Does anyone know if Linux can use firewire (IEEE 1394) and USB 2.0


<-this thing is awesome ^_^
 
Old 06-01-2003, 11:25 PM   #4
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Does anyone know if Linux can use firewire (IEEE 1394) and USB 2.0


<-this thing is awesome ^_^

If your kernel is newer and was compiled to use them, yes.
 
Old 06-01-2003, 11:56 PM   #5
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Re: newbie questions

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Originally posted by bairstow
Is there a proper way to create a desktop link for a Wine/Windows app. I have found that any links I have created so far seem to make the program I am trying to launch far more likly to crash than opening a shell and typing
' wine program.exe '
Desktop links should be the same as typing the command into a shell. You can cofigure the destop link to launch a terminal automatically so that you can see stdout & stderr.
 
Old 06-02-2003, 08:39 AM   #6
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don't know about the app you're using to edit video but I know The Gimp project was developing a video editor. Does anyone know the name of it?
 
Old 06-02-2003, 08:41 AM   #7
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found it:
http://filmgimp.sourceforge.net/
 
Old 06-02-2003, 08:56 PM   #8
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Re: Re: newbie questions

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Desktop links should be the same as typing the command into a shell. You can cofigure the destop link to launch a terminal automatically so that you can see stdout & stderr.
Oddly enough , I would have thought so also , but for some reason if I create a desktop shortcut 'link to application ' and click the button to launch in a terminal , the program will crash. If I move to the folder the program is in and type in 'wine program.exe' , theprogram will work .

Not a big deal , I'm just lazy
 
Old 06-02-2003, 09:19 PM   #9
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Oddly enough , I would have thought so also , but for some reason if I create a desktop shortcut 'link to application ' and click the button to launch in a terminal , the program will crash. If I move to the folder the program is in and type in 'wine program.exe' , theprogram will work .

Not a big deal , I'm just lazy
Yeah, I think I've encountered similarly strange behavior before. Maybe KDE does something strange when it launches those destop links?

Maybe you can write a shell script that does the "cd program-directory" and "wine program.exe" and then launch that shell script from the desktop link.
 
Old 06-03-2003, 12:07 AM   #10
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Yeah, I think I've encountered similarly strange behavior before. Maybe KDE does something strange when it launches those destop links?

Maybe you can write a shell script that does the "cd program-directory" and "wine program.exe" and then launch that shell script from the desktop link.
I was thinking the same thing , but I ran into this

[blainep@localhost c]$ cd Program Files
bash: cd: Program: No such file or directory
[blainep@localhost c]$

Anyone know how to change directories when the name has a space in it ?
 
Old 06-03-2003, 02:24 AM   #11
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just put quotes around it:

cd "C:\Program Files"
 
Old 06-03-2003, 06:50 PM   #12
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Originally posted by zmedico
just put quotes around it:

cd "C:\Program Files"
Works Great ! Thanks
 
Old 06-03-2003, 08:16 PM   #13
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in your home directory "~"
gnome has a directory ".gnome-desktop"
kde has a directory ".desktop" (dont remember exactly for kde)

#cd .gnome-desktop
#whereis binary (it will show you the localtion of the binary)
#ln -s "full path to binary" "name of the shortcut of binary"
on desktop you will see a shortcut. and i think ,it not works in most of the cases the best way is to execute in terminal with a "&" option.
 
  


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