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Old 02-29-2004, 11:44 PM   #1
silversky
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Wine Configuration File Not Found


I have recently installed wine onto my slackware 9.1 box, and I am trying to get to run, being the crazy person that I am. The only problem is that when I try to run wine, it complains of a missing config file. I have found, through the good graces of google, a basic config file with all of the wine stuff in it, I told it where my DOS directory would be, and I inserted the file "config" into /root/.wine/ . Now, when I try to run wine, it complains "/root/.wine/config is not a valid registry file."

How do I get a valid registry file? I think I have the right place, at least.
 
Old 03-01-2004, 12:20 AM   #2
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http://frankscorner.org/modules.php?...062e249da58846

if you ran winetools all that config file stuff would've been taken care of for you.
you also need to import the registry to your fake c drive using regedit.

also why are you in root? get out of root and configure wine (and whatever else you do on your computer) in your user's home directory (and whatever else you do on your computer in your user account) .

Last edited by megaspaz; 03-01-2004 at 12:21 AM.
 
Old 03-01-2004, 12:28 AM   #3
silversky
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Why am I in root? Why not? I'd just have to su root anyway to do anything useful.
 
Old 03-01-2004, 12:37 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by silversky
Why am I in root? Why not? I'd just have to su root anyway to do anything useful.
it's bad security practice. su into root to get a specific task done and then get out when your done. it's real easy as root to hose your system as root since you have access to everything and plus you open yourself to having something bad running on your system and hosing it if you happen to not be careful. viruses may be almost non existant for linux/unix, but they are out there. just a cautionary tale here. anyway, did that link help you out? frankscorner.org is the main resource for getting stuff running on wine.
 
Old 03-01-2004, 03:21 PM   #5
silversky
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According to Frank's corner, I'd be better off uninstalling wine and starting over.
 
  


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