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Old 08-22-2005, 11:07 AM   #1
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installing an .exe, downloaded application.

i have suse 9.3 pro up and running. i resolved my monitor issues. my next task is to get poker stars installed and running. i have downloaded it to "root" and of course one can not simply do the window's thing. i have read about "wine" but i still do not understand how to implement the process. i have only been working with this new OS a few days. once this issues is resolved it will be break time. great so far. i hate windows.
thanks in advance.
Old 08-22-2005, 11:30 AM   #2
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hello and welcome to LQ!

well, if you have wine installed (it's fairly easy- just follow the instructions on the site) and then run your exe like this:
(this is the commandline btw- something you type in)
# wine the-name-of-my.exe
# is to signify root- because you said you downloaded it to root. If you are running solely as a root user- BAD! you need another underpriveledged and more secure user for everyday things. You should move the file to /home/youruser and then run the same command- this should give access to everyone.

to run it:

$ wine c:\\windows\\where\\tis\\installed\\pokerstars


Last edited by titanium_geek; 08-22-2005 at 11:36 AM.
Old 08-22-2005, 03:22 PM   #3
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thank you. titanium_geek
i installed wine - ok
but the poker software failed to completely install.
it has profile issues. may not work with linux. should have contacted the vendor first.
one more thing, i thought i told the install app to remove windows completely, i don't think it did, i guess i should have deleted the partition.
i have a Big C and a little c now. little c points to C.
i do not want windows anywhere on this box.
when i do another reinstall of Pro 9.3 i will delete the windows partition.
maybe some other poker player can help.
i am not using "root" for everyday tasks.
Old 08-22-2005, 03:37 PM   #4
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Hi goblin46,

Many newer Windows programs will not install under wine unless you have the Windows Installer service installed. To make life with wine easier check out winetools ( ) - go through the wizards to install/configure Internet Exploiter, Windows Media Player, Windows core fonts, and of course the Windows Installer service. Once you have those programs installed and configured,you will have fulfilled the dependency Hell of many Windows programs.

Furthermore, if you run through the winetools wizard it will guide you through properly initializing your wine environment, including creating the symbolic links to your Linux devices/mount points.

One last thing: if you want wine mainly for running games, consider buying cedega. Cedega is based on wine but provides enhanced DirectX support and is optimized specifically for running Windows games.

Last edited by KimVette; 08-22-2005 at 03:38 PM.


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