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Old 03-22-2006, 07:40 PM   #1
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How do I run .run and .exe files?

I saved the and tried to follow the instructions below but couldn't get the program to run..

* Download the installation program (
* Open a terminal window. (If you don't know how to do this, press ALT-F2 and in the dialog box that will appear, try entering one of the following commands: xterm or konsole or gnome-terminal)
* Use the cd command to access the directory where the file was downloaded.
* Finally, enter the sh command to run the installer.elp

I have also the same problem with a .exe file which I can't run

Both the .run and .exe are on the desktop

Please help
Old 03-22-2006, 08:07 PM   #2
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*.run files, in a console simply, in the folder that contains the file:


as far as *.exe you need to have wine installed and in a console in the folder where the file is:

wine filename.exe

not all *.exe files will open with wine.


Old 03-22-2006, 08:08 PM   #3
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.exe is for windows. You should use something like wine or cedega to emulate windows and run the file

edit:just missed

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Old 03-22-2006, 08:27 PM   #4
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Most .exe's are for Windows, but an executable file doesn't have to have any particular extension. For example, the F@H client for Linux comes with a .exe file extension. Chances are it's a Windows executable, though.
Old 03-22-2006, 09:44 PM   #5
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.exe is also a self extracting archive. It looks like your trying to get wireless going using the linuxant driverloader. If your windows driver is the .exe file, try this:

make a new directory and copy the .exe file into it. cd into the directory and run "unzip foo.exe" (no quotation marks, and substitute foo for your file name).

Some more reading on .exe

To get to the from the command line, try this

cd /home/yourusername/Desktop

then type in 'sh'
Old 03-23-2006, 06:40 PM   #6
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Thanks everybody for your responses.
Indeed I am trying to set up a wireless connection to my laptop a Gateway AMD Athlon 64 with a BCM card..

I will try to follow your instructions
Old 03-24-2006, 06:07 PM   #7
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Where do I find the WINE program that works for MANDRIVA 2006?
I found the WIN32 , SUSE, Redhat...but not the mandriva
Old 03-24-2006, 06:29 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by AAJJCC
Where do I find the WINE program that works for MANDRIVA 2006?
I found the WIN32 , SUSE, Redhat...but not the mandriva
CrossOver Office (the commercial version of WINE) is not distro-dependent. Thus, I don't know why WINE would be different...

AHA--here it is:

There is a Mandriva version
Old 03-24-2006, 06:46 PM   #9
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if you have urpmi set up.
open a konsole--> su ----> passwrd ---> urpmi wine

to setup your sources go to google and enter easyurpmi, follow the instruction and your ready to roll.


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