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Old 10-09-2002, 10:54 PM   #1
jtbikerdb
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Wine


I have installed wine, but when i click to use it, it says: wine needs a windows executable as a parameter.
Would somebody please help me?

p.s. I have checked other websites with F.A.Qs on them and I cant seem to find an answer to this problem.

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Old 10-09-2002, 11:05 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ.

Wine is not a standalone program. You need to tell it what Windows program you want to use. Think of it as an emulator for specific programs rather than emulating Windows as a whole. For example, you could tell it to run calc or notepad by giving it something like:
wine /mnt/win_c/Windows/calc.exe
I believe that you may also need to specify which version of Windows you want it to immitate.
 
Old 10-09-2002, 11:12 PM   #3
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I have SuSe 8.0 personal, and I click on --->system--->emulator--->wine, thats when it gives me the error. I don't see a space to specify what programs I want to load. Would I do that from the konsole? If so, what is the wine tab for under emulator?
 
Old 10-09-2002, 11:26 PM   #4
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Yep, console it is! You can, of course, edit the 'link' and give some parameters, but console it definitely the easiest way.
 
Old 10-09-2002, 11:28 PM   #5
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ok, thanks!
 
  


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