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Old 08-22-2006, 11:10 AM   #1
Innovafan
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Wink wine and installing winxp based software.


Okay,I have looked in several spots for help in the above subject, have got some answers, but none! that solve my problem. I have installed wine and want to install some
winxp programs, anyway sometimes when I do this the progs are able to put a icon on the desktop or in the applications menu and other times they are not.
Well down to the problem, I know where it installs the said program, but how in file manager do I find that folder ?
or on the desktop do I find the folder so I can create a launcher for it ?

thanks for help.

dolan
 
Old 08-22-2006, 08:13 PM   #2
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this what I understood from your question.
I know where it install but I dont know where it installs.

if you know where it installs just go to your terminal and cd into that directory. to create desktop icon, just add the path of the file to the execute command option.
 
Old 08-22-2006, 10:16 PM   #3
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Everything should be stored in ~/.wine/drive_c, if that is what you mean...
 
Old 08-23-2006, 10:32 AM   #4
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this what I understood from your question.
I know where it install but I dont know where it installs.

if you know where it installs just go to your terminal and cd into that directory. to create desktop icon, just add the path of the file to the execute command option.
I guess it was a bit confusing, I know how to get to the fake c: via terminal, but so far can't seem to find that same dir via
file manager.

Maybe that clears it up ?

dolan
 
Old 08-23-2006, 10:41 AM   #5
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Cool wine and dir it installs programs to....

Quote:
Originally Posted by Innovafan
I guess it was a bit confusing, I know how to get to the fake c: via terminal, but so far can't seem to find that same dir via
file manager.

Maybe that clears it up ?

dolan

Okay Replying to myself, because I believe, not absolutely sure
that if when I want to make the launch program from the desktop instead of trying to search for it, I could enter the path something like:
~/.wine/drive_c/pirch/wine pirch98.exe


dolan
 
Old 08-23-2006, 11:18 AM   #6
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Haven't used wine in ages, but I think you have it reversed, you want
Code:
wine ~/.wine/drive_c/pirch/pirch98.exe
 
Old 08-23-2006, 11:23 AM   #7
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Quote:
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...can't seem to find that same dir via file manager.
Any chance you don't have "view hidden files and folders" turned on? I don't recall how to do that, but had the same problem myself, and that was the answer. I'm sure somebody else can tell you how to change that setting.

Optiker
 
Old 08-23-2006, 02:41 PM   #8
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wine and me whining

Quote:
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Any chance you don't have "view hidden files and folders" turned on? I don't recall how to do that, but had the same problem myself, and that was the answer. I'm sure somebody else can tell you how to change that setting.

Optiker
Good suggestion, I am not sure. Not at the computer with ubuntu installed. Am at work and should be working, but am procrastinating. Anyway I will look into that possibilty.

dolan
 
Old 08-23-2006, 03:13 PM   #9
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In Nautilus, press Crtl+H to view hidden files and folders.
In Konqueror, go to view and click "Show Hidden Files".
 
Old 08-27-2006, 05:22 PM   #10
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how to show hidden files?

in a terminal type:
Code:
ls -a
this book:
http://www.freetechbooks.com/about97.html&highlight=

Last edited by len; 08-27-2006 at 05:27 PM.
 
  


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