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Old 10-04-2012, 04:34 AM   #1
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running exe files on mint 7

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I'm trying to run exe files on mint 7 isadora using the bash command prompt. Am I doing it wrong. I cant connect to the internet to download wine since the program that enables me to access the internet (Nokia PC Suite) cannot be installed on linux. Please help
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you can't run them without wine, or crossover office or another wine derivative. Unless you can get the right software from another system, you'll never get it to work. I'd really suggest looking for native alternatives though. Wine should only be a last resort really.

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Old 10-04-2012, 07:52 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by mpallwa View Post
I'm trying to run exe files on mint 7 isadora
First thing Linux Mint 7 is Gloria not Isadora. Second thing Linux Mint 7 is way past End Of Life and it is no longer supported. Please not only should you follow the advice in the post above you should also get and install a version of your chosen Linux distro (Mint?) that is actually still current.

Mint 9 LTS is Isadora and it is supported until January 2013.
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Isn't anyone else curious about why the Nokia suite is needed to connect to the internet?

mpallwa, I am going to assume that you use a nokia phone as a modem, but on Linux there are plenty alternatives to using the Nokia PC suite. The simplest way is if there is possibility for wireless tethering, but if that is not available, there are cable solutions as well.

A quick google search gave me some results, like this for example, and there was also a thread about this on the LQ forum here which lead to this possibility. A bit more research would probably give even more results, but you should do that on your own, since I don't know the specifics of your connection method.

Also the previous posters have a point, you should use a version of Mint that is still supported. Good luck!

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Old 10-04-2012, 04:06 PM   #5
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First off, as the others here have pointed out, Mint 7 is woefully out of date and you should upgrade, or better yet, wipe it and do a clean install of the current version.

Second, I can almost guarantee that what you are trying to do, run a Windows-based connection tool, will not work, WINE or not. WINE is a set of quasi-emulated components and runtimes designed to fool programs into thinking they are running on Windows, with mixed success. You need to find something native to Linux if you want to have a reliable connection.
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:58 AM   #6
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(To k3lt01)-Thank you for correcting and advising me there.
(To cheese1343)-I do use the nokia phone for internet. Thanks a lot for the links to other alternatives.
(To guyonearth)-I will try to get something more new and reliable.

Thanks to all of you for your input and sugeestions


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