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Old 04-09-2014, 09:35 PM   #1
Hawdiey
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Installed linux lite for the first time ( dont know what to do )


So, before i transfered to linux from windows XP i copied some of my games in a flash drive, after the complete installation i've downloaded Wine cause i've seen that it can run Window's files and such.

I copied the games' folder in Wine's C: Drive, when i execute the Game it does work, but if im trying to send the Game's Shortcut on the desktop it doesn't work.

Hope i'll find answers in here, thank you.

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Old 04-09-2014, 09:53 PM   #2
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You haven't provided much information about what you have done, so all I can offer is a general answer. You might want to read the tutorial on how to ask a question. Note that I am not a gamer. I'm mediocre at enough stuff--I don't need to add a bunch of games I won't have time to play to the list!

You can first check the wine database to see whether the game(s) in question will run under wine.

Generally, you will need to install the games on Linux using wine. Then you should be able to play them, assuming they work with wine. The wine docs should help you on using wine.

When you say you "copied the games" folder, what exactly do you mean?

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Old 04-09-2014, 10:22 PM   #3
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The method for creating Desktop shortcuts varies with the different distributions of Linux and the Desktop environment. Which Desktop are you using? I think it is xfce so you might do a search here at LQ on how to create a desktop shortcut with it or just google.

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Old 04-09-2014, 11:29 PM   #4
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Linux is not windows
the same as Apples Mac is not windows

just like you can not run MICROSOFT!!! Programs/games on a Mac
you can not run MICROSOFT!!! Programs/games on a Linux based Operating System

you run MICROSOFT!!! Programs/games on a Microsoft Windows Operating System like Win7 or 8

now
Some Microsoft programs can be ran on a linux Operating system using the emulator "Wine"
but NOT ALL programs!!!!!
and even the ones that do run might not work well .

if you are going to stay with "linux lite" it is a very basic OS with not many bells and whistles and meant for Older and LOW resource hardware than can NOT run windows 7 or any other big Operating system

have a look at their support page
https://www.linuxliteos.com/support.html

https://www.linuxliteos.com/manual/
 
Old 04-11-2014, 06:46 AM   #5
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You haven't provided much information about what you have done, so all I can offer is a general answer. You might want to read the tutorial on how to ask a question. Note that I am not a gamer. I'm mediocre at enough stuff--I don't need to add a bunch of games I won't have time to play to the list!

You can first check the wine database to see whether the game(s) in question will run under wine.

Generally, you will need to install the games on Linux using wine. Then you should be able to play them, assuming they work with wine. The wine docs should help you on using wine.

When you say you "copied the games" folder, what exactly do you mean?

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I meant, before i migrated to Linux lite, i had copied the Game's directory/folder so i could back things up. The game works fine when im playing it on Wine's but whenever i send the games icon by right clicking it and sending it to desktop ( creating a link ) it just doesn't work there.

I would just like to make it more easier to run without clicking onto folder to folder just to play it.
 
Old 04-11-2014, 06:54 AM   #6
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@Frankbell; i meant by "Copied the games" is, before i have migrated to Linux i made a copy of that game which i highly concluded it'll run with Linux. I placed it's Folder on Wine's drive C and it does work in there, but whenever i send the game's executable file ( the one which will trigger the game, obviously the one with the .exe ) by right clicking it and send it to desktop, it just wouldn't work.



@Yancek: i dont know what xfce means lol. but yeah imma do some reasearch, thank you for the info.
 
Old 04-11-2014, 11:07 AM   #7
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i dont know what xfce means lol. but yeah imma do some reasearch, thank you for the info.
If you go to the Linux Lite site, it will tell you it uses xfce as the default Desktop Environment. Other DEs used in Linux are KDE, Gnome, LXDE, etc. and the method for creating desktop links varies. Take a look at the xfce page below:

http://wiki.xfce.org/howto/customize-menu
 
Old 04-11-2014, 09:29 PM   #8
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I generally don't use desktop icons, but the Arch wiki article on XFCE might be some help here, assuming that is indeed the desktop you are using: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/xfce

Here's an excerpt.


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When some applications are installed (for example via WINE), they may not be listed in /usr/share/applications. Shortcuts might be found in the category “Other” in this directory: ~/.local/share/applications/wine/.
 
Old 04-13-2014, 08:10 AM   #9
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I generally don't use desktop icons, but the Arch wiki article on XFCE might be some help here, assuming that is indeed the desktop you are using: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/xfce

Here's an excerpt.
And I've got one more thing to ask, i'm really having difficulties with my CMOS battery for it's kinda bit of wrecked or something and it doesn't work no longer so every time my PC turns off it changes back the time to Default which is 2005 january LOL ( i know my PC is definitely old :3 ) and everytime i connect to some specific site such as google/facebook it gives me an error. So, how do i turn the real time connection off? cause im freaking tired of copy/pasting the command on the terminal just to change to the recent date. thanks.
 
Old 04-13-2014, 10:49 AM   #10
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And I've got one more thing to ask, i'm really having difficulties with my CMOS battery for it's kinda bit of wrecked or something and it doesn't work no longer so every time my PC turns off it changes back the time to Default which is 2005 january LOL ( i know my PC is definitely old :3 ) and everytime i connect to some specific site such as google/facebook it gives me an error. So, how do i turn the real time connection off? cause im freaking tired of copy/pasting the command on the terminal just to change to the recent date. thanks.
...replace the CMOS battery? That way, you fix the problem instead of the symptom. You might have other problems completely unrelated to the time that result from the BOIS resetting to defaults every time you reboot. So IMHO you should just replace the battery.

Also, if you jsut switched from Windows, take a look at the "Linux is not Windows" link in my sig.
 
Old 04-13-2014, 01:33 PM   #11
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Not sure where Hawdiey lives but here in the UK a new CMOS battery costs about 3 and takes only a couple of minutes to change.
 
Old 04-13-2014, 01:41 PM   #12
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they are normal standard 5 year lithium watch batteries
pop it out
take it to a watch repair / jewelry store or even a computer repair shop

about $5 to $7 USD

UNPLUG THE COMPUTER!!!!
open the computer
there is a simple flip latch on the battery
-- like a lot of watches have ---
 
Old 04-13-2014, 11:01 PM   #13
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LOL, I'm pretty much tired of going out and change my CMOS battery ( ain't nobody got time fo' dat ) but, yeah imma change it.

Im gonna mark this thread as SOLVED, thank you guys for the suggestions. <3
 
  


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