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Old 10-01-2003, 06:34 AM   #1
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Using Wine


Hey,

I was wondering if anyone would post a link to download wine, and a "small" guide on how to use it... like commands etc.. ?? ive tried to use it before but it confuses me.

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Old 10-01-2003, 06:52 AM   #2
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well in your distrobution on the left, its says your distro is redhat 9, so if thats the case, you'll have to go to sourceforge and get redhat 9 rpm and run it by typing ::
rpm -ivh wine-20030911-1rh9winehq.i386.rpm
then you can go to the frankscorner website which you'll see below in my sig, and get the program called wine tools, to set up your fake windows drive, which will be located at /home/Nightmare/.wine, assuming your login is Nightmare on your box...
and then in lamen terms, you'll just type wine program.exe ... its not always as easy as that, because sometimes you'll have to take additional steps like adding dll overrides or whatever you may have to do to get something to work, but other than that, thats all you type....if you type wine by itself at the prompt you'll get a list of arguments that you can run with it, and there is only a handful of them....and you won't even use them most of the time....
 
Old 10-01-2003, 07:15 AM   #3
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To add to what the previous poster said, at Frank's Corner you will also find information on many Win programs under Wine and what needs to be done in order to get them running.

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Old 10-01-2003, 09:32 AM   #4
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hey thanks it works, ive been having fun loading notepad etc.. up lol

i tried some games, cept they dont work cuz its erm.. wine lol and plus my graphics card hasnt got opengl support on linux

( wrong drivers, i tried the ones on my manufactures site and they screwed linux up so any help on that would be cool .. email addy is nightmare_ownz@hotmail.com thanks! )

But i need winex, has anyone got it? can they upload it so i can download it lol, i know u can get the source for free but i cant use that...

Thanks
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Old 10-01-2003, 09:49 AM   #5
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well first, you'll have to state what video card you have, to start receiving any help at all, and as of winex do a search on this site for something along the lines of "winex for free" and you'll see i have made posts for various methods of getting it, and others have posted sites as well...
 
Old 10-01-2003, 09:50 AM   #6
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my video card is a SiS 630
 
Old 10-01-2003, 10:01 AM   #7
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hey how do i delete wine so i can use winex ?
 
Old 10-01-2003, 11:06 AM   #8
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rpm -e wine as root
as of your video, see if this site helps you out at all, i don't have the card, but i know it has 3d capabilities...
 
Old 10-01-2003, 11:48 AM   #9
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man that site looks like it'll do the job, except i dont understand it, it says i have to recompile my kernel etc.. how do i do all this
 
Old 10-01-2003, 11:58 AM   #10
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damn looks so cool i really wanna do it except i know ill screw it up without any help, please anyone ?

* Download the latest sisfb source code and decompress the archive to /usr/src/linux/drivers/video/sis/ (or whereever your kernel source tree is located). Copy the file sisfb.h over the old one in /usr/src/linux/include/linux. Configure the kernel to use the SiS framebuffer; do only select SiS 300/630 support, not SiS 315 (unless your machine has a 315/550/650/740, but in this case the whole thing doesn't make sense as DRI is not supported on the 310/325 series...).
* Apply the DRM kernel patch, choose the DRM module to be compiled as a module (not into the kernel) and re-compile the kernel. (The patch is not required for kernel 2.4.18-rc2 and later.)
* Add the kernel parameter video=sisfb:mode:none,mem:12288 to lilo.conf (or whatever boot manager you use).
* Using mode:none is up to your preference; if you like a graphical console, specify a valid mode instead of mode:none, such as mode:1024x768x16.
* Download the latest X driver (sis_drv.o) for your version of Xfree86 and place it in /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/ (or whereever your XFree binaries are located)
* Download the latest sis_dri.so for your version of XFree86 and place it in /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/dri/ (or whereever your XFree binaries are located)
* Set up the X config file (in most cases /etc/X11/XF86Config-4) with a depth of 24 (DefaultDepth 24 in the Screen section) and specify Option "MaxXFBMem" "12288" in the Device section.
* Set the video memory to at least 32MB (better 64MB) in the BIOS setup.
* That's it!

thats what i need to do
Someone please help me, email me with easier instructions if you can , or post them here, my email address is nightmare_ownz@hotmail.com

Thanks alot,
Nightmare
 
Old 10-04-2003, 08:42 AM   #11
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well combined with that info and my guide here you should be able to get it done...
 
  


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