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Old 11-21-2003, 06:09 PM   #1
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installing Wine?!

well hello I'm kinda new to linux so i hope you can help me...
i've got a problem with wine... but i better start at the beginning.
i downloaded the newest sourcecode(20031016 atm) and unzipped it.
next step was ./configure , afterwards 'make depend && make' ...
then i copied the whole folder to /usr/local/ , followed by 'make install' .
after that i ran ./wineinstall which finished without any errors.
but then wineconf.tcl won't run. it starts but as soon as click on a button like 'create new configuration file' or 'use existing' or someother button except 'exit' i get an error like 'couldn't read 'ndrives' : no such variables' or 'couldn't open /tmp/auto_generated_wineconf : permission denied'. so i can't create configfiles or change them, i dont know how important it is but the program doesnt run correctly...
i tried to execute notepad.exe, which is already included in wine, and it worked perfectly... but everytime i try to run another program like mIRC, winamp or smth like that it doesnt work. wine loads the main frame of the program and then stops working without an error, it just freezes...
i ran the wine testfile and it says i just installed wine for 14,98% oO
what do i have to configure or do to make it run??
plz help me, thx in advance
Old 11-22-2003, 10:14 AM   #2
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whaa help me
Old 11-24-2003, 03:31 PM   #3
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Ok, let's get one thing straight: WINE DOES NOT WORK WITH VERY MANY WINDOWS PROGRAMS. Sad, but true. Actually getting it to work with Notepad was quite a feat in itself, to be honest with you. You may have more luck using a pre-compiled package specific to your distribution which may contain more Windows libraries and such that may enable you to run more programs.

Plus, the programs you're trying to get to run in Wine do not need to be emulated. Want IRC? Try Xchat, or KVIrc. For a winamp alternative? Try XMMS or noatun.
Old 11-24-2003, 03:56 PM   #4
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yes I use xchat atm but, honestly, I have a much better script for mIRC, in parts self-written, in parts from other scripts, but due to the different script language and system of xchat I cant adapt it so I want to use my old script because its way better than xchat imo. and the great problem with xmms is that it has no real media library (at least I found none) and its quite annoying to manage 9gb of music solely with self-written playlists...
the only linux player with a library is zinf aka freeamp but its too simple... if there would be a combination of zinf and xmms i would not want to use winamp or mmj
These are the main reasons why I want to use wine... if there are appropriate solutions on linux for that I would prefer those...

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