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Old 04-28-2006, 02:40 PM   #1
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create Wine launcher

I have Ubuntu 5.10 and love GUI instead of Terminal

how do you create a launcher for an application that must be run under Wine. here's what i've done

i right click on the desktop and click "create launcher" it then asks for for the name and icon ect. and the last thing to enter is the command. Normally i would direct this to the program file i want to run so i tried this.

/home/Desktop/Desktop For Files/LDRAW/MLCAD.exe
doesnt work so i tried appending the wine invocation from terminal on the front

wine ~/home/Desktop/Desktop For Files/LDRAW/MLCAD.exe
still doesnt work
yes the program will launch from the terminal
Old 04-28-2006, 04:59 PM   #2
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You either need to reference the exact location of wine (i.e. /usr/bin/wine) or use env
For the former,
Originally Posted by bigalexe
wine ~/home/Desktop/Desktop For Files/LDRAW/MLCAD.exe
replace wine with the output of
which wine
For the latter, change the launcher command with
/usr/bin/env wine /home/Desktop/Desktop For Files/LDRAW/MLCAD.exe
I hope this helps
Old 04-29-2006, 05:29 PM   #3
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tried and failed, i guess ill resign to launching from terminal


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