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Old 07-24-2003, 05:44 PM   #1
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Question .exe files


From what I can gather Linux can't open .exe files, correct?
 
Old 07-24-2003, 05:47 PM   #2
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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
 
Old 07-24-2003, 06:04 PM   #3
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Ok, I typed in wine when it asked what file to open the program with. Was that what I was supposed to do?
 
Old 07-24-2003, 06:10 PM   #4
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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.
 
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You already downloaded wine, right?
If you haven't, get it from www.winehq.org
 
Old 07-24-2003, 09:33 PM   #6
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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??
 
Old 07-25-2003, 02:31 PM   #7
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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?
 
Old 07-25-2003, 04:24 PM   #8
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Yeah the sound doesn't work at all. I'll try your suggestion and leave a post later. Thanks!
 
  


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