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Old 04-21-2004, 07:46 PM   #1
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Noob needs help w/ Wine

Hi, I installed Wine on RH 7.2. The Wine installed said it was for 7.3, but I downloaded the dependencies and the PRM ran fine. How do I get started from here? It's not a dual boot w/ Windows, so I don't have any .exe files on other volumes. Does the standard install of wine install a few by default?

I tried the command 'wine notepad' thinking it might be installed somewhere. I got these errors:

Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server
Xlib: Client is not authorized to connect to Server
X11drc: Can't open display: :0
Please ensure that your X server is running and that $DISPLAY is set correctly.

Ok, any ideas on these errors? Could it be that I installed a 7.3 RPM on 7.2? How can I check to see if I have X11 installed? I tried which X11, and nothing was found. Do I need to install it first?

Thanks for the help.
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X11 is the graphical manager for linux.
Old 04-22-2004, 01:44 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info, I'm running gnome, so I imagine it's already installed and configured. Can you help with the other questions?

Does Wine pre-install any apps (exe) that I can use to test?
Any ideas about those errors on the previous post?

Thanks again.
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If you've got Gnome running, you've got X11.

As for programs already installed by wine.. try 'notepad' or 'regedit' (not 'wine notepad' or 'wine notepad')
Old 04-22-2004, 05:19 PM   #5
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Thanks for the help! Just typing 'notepad' did the trick! It sucessfully launched. Thanks for the help.


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