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Old 08-12-2003, 03:34 PM   #1
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damn rpms

in RH9 when i install wine it isntalls jsut fine
then when in the shell i type "wine windowsprogram"(like always) it says something about it cannot accsess /tpm/.karlan-##/wine/(note i am in root, also install it in super user mode from my regular user)
Old 08-12-2003, 03:40 PM   #2
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Do you have a ~/.wine directory? What are its permissions? Check the WineTools at to quickly make a virtual windows drive in .wine.
Old 08-12-2003, 05:37 PM   #3
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try it from regular user. i don't know why this would help, but it might be that wine doesn't create a .wine directory in /root/ by default whereas it does in your ~ directory the first time you run it. Just a thought.

P.S. Why would you want to run windows apps as root? It seems like an invitation to trouble.
Old 08-12-2003, 05:56 PM   #4
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it doesn't matter if it makes it or have to manually create your fake windows just by double clicking a wine rpm and then typing wine program.exe willl not have to at least config it to some extent
also there is a common error about some wineserver thing that i am noticing that is frequently occuring with redhat 9 users, and all i can suggest is browse this fourm as i know people have posted the way they fixed/got around this issue..
Old 08-12-2003, 06:13 PM   #5
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Doesn't redhat use a weird version of wine that runs as a service and intercepts clicks on .exe files and stuff? Also does winesetuptk work?
Old 08-12-2003, 09:15 PM   #6
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Download Wine...3.1.tar
Go into your terminal
Log in as root
#mv Wine...3.1.tar ../../../../../
#cd /
#tar -zxvf Wine...3.1.tar

Wabam! Now when you want to use a game or any other windows application, all you have to do is type winex3 in terminal b4 the program name...
$winex3 /home/bobby/games/starcraft.exe

Have fun


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