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Old 10-21-2009, 02:48 PM   #1
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Post why is the wine program in Ubuntu fail to work?

when I try to use a windows program through on ubuntu,
It does not function. why?
Old 10-21-2009, 02:55 PM   #2
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wrong forum.
run winecfg (or was it wineconfig) press ok
then type wine <program>.exe
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Does it even start? Do other programs (preferably simple ones like notepad) work? Try to run
wine programname
You should get some more diagnostic, maybe even an error message.
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First question what you're trying too install. Not all work you know.
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Yeah, what are you trying to install? Look it up here for a future reference:


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