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Old 07-31-2009, 06:09 AM   #1
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Executing MS windows based program which is installed through Wine as a non-root user

Dear All,

I have installed "The Dude network monitor" using wine package on my fedora 8 system with root login account successfully, also at the time of wine package installation some MS Windows based application is installed automatically with itself, like windows "notepad" editor, the same editor are also executed nicely when i am login as non-root user, we can also view and execute the same editor through Applications bar.

The "Dude network monitor" executed nicely when I login with root account, also we can see this program in "Applications" bar, in root account.

but when I login to non root user account in "Applications" bar, this program is not available, also when I try to execute the same application, using its installed path (Path where it is installed), it won't executed.

How I can view this program in "Applications" bar (like it available in root account) and executed the same program with as a non-root account.


Old 07-31-2009, 06:18 AM   #2
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I guess the Program was installed in /root/.wine/blabla... so you have to copy it to your home directory and do a chown.

# remove your old wine-dir
rm -r ~/.wine
# copy root wine dir to your home dir
sudo cp -r /root/.wine ~/
# change ownership
sudo chown -R YOURUSER:YOURGROUP ~/.wine
then restart your window manager or desktop environment (or reboot, whatever ...) and it should be visible. I don't know how these panels seek for the dir, but i guess this should work.


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