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Old 01-08-2003, 08:46 PM   #1
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Damn exe

Im using red hat 8.0. and the GNOME os.
I downloaded a version of wine for red hat 8.0. that succesfully installed, but whenever i duble clik an .exe file, nothing at all happens, the machine doesnt freeze or try to think, it just ignores my command. Im very frustrated and am brand new to linux so please explain in laymans terms whut i should do because my face is starting to bleed.

Old 01-08-2003, 08:58 PM   #2
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Try using the terminal mode
localhost@<directory with exe files>#wine <exe>

Also try searching for details on wine use in the forums or visit:

They get more in depth.
Old 01-08-2003, 09:10 PM   #3
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im not real good with the terminal mode, and im asuming by that u mean the screen that is black and its all text (terminal mode). so do i have to run the exe im trying to use or do i have to run wine first and from there execute my file?
Also i remeber from ms-dos how to get into different directories i.e.
cd \program files\game.exe
but its not the same in linux ive noticed, can anybody recommend a place (web site) where i can learn how to "move around through my files" like i did in ms-dos?
thanks <--death rages
Old 01-09-2003, 12:12 AM   #4
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Most important commands I use:
cd, ls (ls-l), cp, mv, rm, man, mkdir, cat, type, find, grep, tar, gzip, ps (-ax) , mount, umount, df, du, chown, chmod, vi.
man commandname
for detailed information on each command.
Many useful commands are in directory /bin, and /usr/local/bin, just list these directories to see what commands you can use (but there are more).
There are some shell built-in commands which are not in a separate file, use 'man bash' to see them, and also for other features of this powerful unix shell. ('man commandname' can be used for buil-in commands, too).
As for your wine problem:
I suppose you mounted the windows partition before starting wine?
Is wine in your path? (If the command 'type wine' gives the path of wine, it is there)
Did you configure wine by making the necessary settings in wine.conf?
Did you mounted your windows partition? If wine is in your path; you mounted your C: drive e.g. to /windows/c; and your program is say c:\somefolder\some.exe, then you should call wine like this:
wine /windows/c/somefolder/some.exe

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Old 01-09-2003, 01:33 AM   #5
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check out this guide:

covers all the basics of linux and the command line.
Also good:
Old 01-09-2003, 01:44 AM   #6
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I navigate using Norton Commander (mc)
On most distributions it's installed on default and you might remember it from the dos era.

Old 01-09-2003, 03:27 PM   #7
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Isn't mc Midnight Commander?
Old 01-10-2003, 01:36 AM   #8
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Quite right, I used the name of the programme it derived from.
My mistake

Old 01-31-2003, 10:34 PM   #9
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To run an exe, try using the full commandline in a terminal:
wine /path/to/the/file.exe

That should start wine with the exe. I should warn you that you may be disappointed with the results. Wine is still fairly new in its development. Some things work better than others, and most things don't work as well as you would like.
Old 02-01-2003, 03:35 PM   #10
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For now with Wine you should stick to the supported apps. Wine is going to "get" ease of use sometime late this year, in fact I am talking to the people who are working on it right now, they are teaching me how to debug it

For best results for apps use CodeWeavers CrossOver and for games use TransGamings WineX. Both of those are commercial products. The builds from WineHQ like the one you installed require a fair amount of expertise to set up and operate correctly, and should only really be used once you're either more experienced or if you're a developer.
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Just a quick note, you can still move around the same way you used to do in MS-DOS, just use the forward slash, instead of the backward slash.


would correspond to


Drives are 'mounted' and placed somewhere in a directory, for example:


is where my CDROM drive shows up, instead of D:

This has the benefist of not limiting you to 26 total drives.
(After all, what would happen when a server ran out of drive letters?)

So if you wanted to change to your /home/dude directory, you would type in

cd /home/dude

Make sense?


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