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Old 09-25-2011, 08:19 PM   #1
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Angry cannot install anything

I feel like a complete moron when it comes to Linux, I cannot even get wine to run, my computer says i need to pick a file to open it with nd i dont have one.
Old 09-25-2011, 08:30 PM   #2
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What distribution are you using?

How did you install wine?

Reading this may help:
Old 09-25-2011, 09:41 PM   #3
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thats my problem, every command i put in gives me file not found, i put in a code to find out my os and it didn't recognize it. i tried doing what it said in wine but i don't even have those options. I guess it time to read the manual, lol
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i have debian, thats all i can come up with
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Wine interface introduction

Wine's interface pretends it is running in a virtual machine for the lack of a better explanation. When you try to open a M.S application that is stored on Linux an option to open it with Wine should appear in the menu when you right click on it. Wine pretends it has Windows running in a virtual machine and opens a wizard to install the exe in a simulated Windows environment. Wine lists it's directories with c and so on.

I have not had wine run any game with any success but I have had it run text programs well. I have had it installed on Mandriva which worked well and on Fedora is was a such a mess I abandoned the thought of using it again. Wine has what it calls an (old view) which is the interface I'm referring to. The installation you have may work well and you have to know how to use it a little bit.
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if you can't install anything, how'd you install wine? or do you mean how do you install windows programs with wine?
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I recommend that you try PlayOnLinux as a frontend for WINE.
Use Synaptic to install it
When you launch PlayOnLinux, it will refresh it's database. after that, you select Install and it will give you a list of options. At the very bottom of the window, it has an option for installing software that is not listed in it's database.
Old 09-26-2011, 10:08 AM   #8
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It might also be a good idea to try to live without windows programs for a week or so and just get used to your new system and learn what's available for it. Doing anything with Wine appears to be a dark art. Maybe it's best to wait a bit before trying again (if you still feel you have to.)
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HJSplit 1.4 for Windows runs fine under Wine and needs no libraries. It would be good for testing (I haven't tried the new HJSplit 3.0). Just decompress the zip, point the mouse it it, right-click, and select "Open with Wine Program Loader." (That's in Ubuntu--I don't have Wine installed on any other machines than my Ubuntu laptop.)

However, in the a larger picture, it is better to find native Linux programs for doing what you need to do, rather than to try to run Windows programs under Linux with Wine. Except for certain type of Enterprise level accounting and CAD programs, medical records programs, and the like, you can commonly find what you need in native Linux programs.

Most persons use Wine on Linux for gaming and using certain Windows programs when you absolutely must (for example, Crossover Linux, Wine's big brother, produces Crossover Office, for when you have clients or teachers who absolutely positively must have documents in MSOffice formats and the "save as" a Windows format in OpenOffice or LibreOffice may not be enough). Some persons use it for running IE for testing websites.

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Old 09-27-2011, 01:02 AM   #10
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? HJSplit 1.4 in wine ?? why
there is a perfectly good LINUX version called lxsplit


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