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Old 12-13-2002, 01:08 AM   #1
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How do you run an exe.... I cannot even install anything. It keeps saying nautilus has nothing to run prog with.
Old 12-13-2002, 01:19 AM   #2
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How to execute a program you mean? Usually programs come with a readme/install or doc files to tell you what needs to be done.
./filenamegoeshere is the general way to execute something
Old 12-13-2002, 01:21 AM   #3
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there aren't any .exe files in linux. a file is marked executable by it's permission bits, and you can run it by just typing the name of the file at the command line, or clicking on it in a file manager.

there are a whole bunch of threads about installing packages and programs on this site. you can do a search to see if you can find any info on more specific problems or post again with more info or questions, and we'll do what we can to help.
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why won't it let me run .exe when I click on it... it says this...

Nautilus has no installed viewer capable of displaying "/home/madrabit/iMeshV3.exe"
Old 12-13-2002, 01:43 AM   #5
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Because there is no viewer in nautilus capable of displaying that file or running it.

Like the other thread you started said, a search will reveal info on installing things in linux. btw, short of a lot of work, you won't be able to run that program in linux.

That is a winbloze program, you are using linux, and gnome at that for a destop environment.

Try searching here:

Type things like exe install

And things like that.

Old 12-13-2002, 01:43 AM   #6
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Oh and try not to double post, it's against the rules here


[threads merged - MasterC is right - please try not to double post, it's much easier for anyone trying to help not to need to keep track of multiple threads - isa]

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Old 12-13-2002, 09:53 PM   #7
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iMesh is a Windows program, it won't normally work in Linux, but you can download WINE from, it can get some Windows programs to run in Linux. I've never used it so I can't help ya with that part..
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it wont work for the same reason you can't take
your office xp cdrom and install it on a mac, and
you can't take mac software and run it on windows,
but you can use
or several versions of wine
to set up a copy of windows or a windows like
environment under linux to run windows programs


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