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Old 10-09-2005, 10:37 AM   #1
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My introduction/Help installing wine

Hello everyone!

I recently installed Ubuntu - Breezy Badger on my second hard drive. My first experiences with Ubuntu have been mostly positive. Despite a few driver and printer issues (which I have overcome) I am really enjoying myself. I am a complete Linux newbie and know very little about this new filesystem or where even to find my program files. I have googled so many questions only to have them answered by a previous post on these forums, so I am coming to you with my first question.

My goal is to run Dvdshrink under wine. My reasoning for running under root is because of my experience with running windows as an administrator.

I recently installed wine using an apt-get command. Now when I go to my terminal and try to run wine I get this error.

root@Lemming45:~# wine control 
wine: creating configuration directory '/root/.wine'... err:
module:load_builtin_dll failed to load .so lib for builtin L"gdi32.dll": cannot open shared
 object file: No such file or directory err:module:import_dll Loading library gdi32.dll (which is needed by
 L"c:\\windows\\system\\user32.dll") failed (error c000007a). err:module:import_dll Library user32.dll 
(which is needed by L"C:\\windows\\rundll32.exe") not found err:module:LdrInitializeThunk Main exe 
initialization for L"C:\\windows\\rundll32.exe" failed, status c0000135 wine: wineprefixcreate failed while
 creating '/root/.wine'.
Simple fix? I sure hope so! Have mercy on a


Last edited by Throaty; 10-09-2005 at 10:46 AM.
Old 10-09-2005, 01:29 PM   #2
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I am not sure as i dont have the experience to be :P
but i think u r missing the libstdc++ packages
check if u have them installed
also i did run wine with making the .wine dir by hand then wine asked for a wineserver-(hostname in my case saturn) dir i created it and set permissions -rwx------ (in mc with chmod )and then it was running
check the first one and if will not help second method and if will not help wait for an person with ~(IQ=0)
(that means not me) to give u a more useful response
Old 10-22-2005, 10:24 AM   #3
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This might be your solution:

Essentially you need to apt-get install libstdc++5. Breezy uses v6 but apparently the wine package still needs v5.


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