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dizzyflower28 07-24-2003 05:44 PM

.exe files
From what I can gather Linux can't open .exe files, correct?

Proud 07-24-2003 05:47 PM

You can use wine to emulate them being run by windows, but no, normally an .exe is designed for the Windows filesystem and drivers system, etc.
Geeky answer: You can open any file if it has the correct read permission set ;)

dizzyflower28 07-24-2003 06:04 PM

Ok, I typed in wine when it asked what file to open the program with. Was that what I was supposed to do?

Proud 07-24-2003 06:10 PM

It really depends on the program.
If it's a game you need to read some online HOWTO for configuring it. See Frank's Corner.

If it's a simple app like Notepad then wine should be able to aid it once your wine virtual windows directory is set up. Again see F's C for WineTools to help with this.

It's best to run wine /path/to/file.exe in a console, as you'll be able to see wine's messages which will help improve the configuration and warn you of problems.

aaa 07-24-2003 08:24 PM

You already downloaded wine, right?
If you haven't, get it from

dizzyflower28 07-24-2003 09:33 PM

Ok, downloading that now. One other question though...I need to install a driver for my sound card. I found something under RealTek...had a linux folder. I opened that and it brought me to alsa-driver-0.9.0rc5. When I click on that it brings up a bunch of folders. How do I install this??

Proud 07-25-2003 02:31 PM

Your kernel very probably already has the alsa drivers compiled in it or as a module. Try to find which version of alsa you have, or which kernel version the RealTek driver needs. Is sound not working at all?

dizzyflower28 07-25-2003 04:24 PM

Yeah the sound doesn't work at all. I'll try your suggestion and leave a post later. Thanks!

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