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I have Wine installed properly, because from the command line I can type 'wine notepad.exe' and sure enough it comes up... I am setup on a dual boot Mandrake 9.1/Windows XP and have mounted my XP partiton so that I can access it in Linux. When I go through my windows .exe files in Linux their icons are now wine icons and when I click on them Wine will start to come up in my taskbar but the hourglass just spins forever and nothing ends up coming up... Why is nothing coming up? It would be great if I could just click on my .exe files and have them come up in Wine.... Am I on the right track?
first, you should either copy the program you are trying to run to your home directory or access it through the cd rom drive mentioned in the wine config file in ~/.wine
the newest office (xp and 2003) don't work in one; the latest one that works is 2000 (and even that needs quite a bit of tinkering)
you should not use a gui for wine; just go to a file in a console
and then you can actually get debug output
btw, for office tools, have you checked out Open Office? (native for Linux)
*edit: also, wine CAN run lots of programs, just takes some work sometimes
mainly, you will want to edit the config file and uncomment the line that says "winversion=win98" and enable /dev/dsp as the output and capture device for sound, and enable hardware=emulation under dsound
Last edited by TheOneAndOnlySM; 03-11-2004 at 07:37 PM.
Thanks... that helped alot and I got it up and running... When it comes up and the Excel, Word etc. splash screen comes up the window seems to lock up and it won't let me exit or anything... it's like it just locks up that portion of the screen.... What do u think is happening?
okay, so you can't get office to startup (just completely hangs at splash screen?)
what does your terminal output say? if it goes into winedbg> mode, then you probably will not have much luck with the version of wine you are using
2003618 is what that website says... i would suggest grabbing that version from the sourceforge page for wine if it is really imperative to get office 2000 running (but keep in mind you will likely lose compatibility for your other software)
*note: i just checked appdb.winehq.org and one of the posters said that 20040213 works okay as well
if you need guaranteed office workability, you may want to look into codeweavers wine (costs money, but is worth it if you need specific office tools under linux from the windows world)
Cool man.. I got it... I went in through like this /mnt/windows/program files/ etc...... and click ed on the .exe files on the office programs i want to run... and they run flawlessly.... One thing that is weird though...
I created a new link to application on the desktop so that I could just click on it there, but when I do the wine program comes up on the taskbar with the hourglass spinning just like it does right before it loads when I went in like the way above, except it just keeps spinng like that until it disappears and nothing loads... I then went in through the directory about and directly copied the word, excel, etc... .exe files to the desktop and it does the same thing..... i don't understand that... do you?
I think it would work, if from a regular myname@ localhost , command line I could just type, 'wine excel.exe' like I can with notepad instead of having to go through the whole /mnt/windows thing.... ya know? since notepad was built in to wine I can just type that from the command prompt... anyway to make those programs execute like notepad... because I have a working link to notepad on my desktop...