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Old 10-31-2002, 08:53 AM   #1
Jubei
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wine can't find xmessage!


Hi.

I just installed wine. Whenever I try to run a windows application (like notepad.exe) using the wine command, I get something like

Warning:
The Wine launcher is unable to find the xmessage program,
which it needs to properly notify you of Wine execution status
or problems.


I searched for xmessage but could not find a good site that explains this well.

Could someone help me with this.

Thank you in advance.
 
Old 10-31-2002, 12:03 PM   #2
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Have you downloaded the source and build wine or did you use a pre-build package (.deb/.rpm) ???
 
Old 10-31-2002, 12:36 PM   #3
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I used pre build package .rpm
 
Old 01-03-2003, 06:50 AM   #4
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do a whereis gmessage .. when you find it type ln -s gmessage xmessage using the appropriate path . Worked for me .
 
Old 02-08-2003, 01:24 AM   #5
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Hi, I'm also a Linux Newbie, there's alot of us! I also get the same error, I found gmessage but when I type in the rest of the command I still can't get it to work, any other ideas?
 
Old 02-09-2003, 04:11 AM   #6
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yes

install XFree86-Contribs

xmessage is part of this

wine will then run fine
 
Old 02-09-2003, 02:41 PM   #7
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thanx, got it to work
 
Old 03-29-2003, 10:37 PM   #8
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So can you kindly tell me where i can download this XFree86-Contribs files? I am using MK8.2 currently and i cannot find it in the disc.
 
Old 03-30-2003, 01:38 AM   #9
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on mdk 9 it appears in the extras section for gnome and kde

if not
get the precise version number for your xfree86 and try
http://rpmfind.net
 
Old 03-31-2003, 10:16 AM   #10
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Have tried using rpmfind.net but disappointed, still no result. The wine program keeping prompting me the message: cannot find xmessage. Even tried using the command ln -s gmessage xmessage, still show me same message.

A bit pissed off with this wine software. I really need some solution to get msoffice running, is there other alternatives ? (other than crossover office, vmware, etc).

Thanks for the help and advice, but really very upset cos still figuring how to load the damn windoze software.
 
Old 03-31-2003, 12:28 PM   #11
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put up a new post asking for help on this

someone may copy it from their disk and mail it to you

alternatively get the latest version of wine (this MAY help but i can't be sure)
 
Old 04-01-2003, 09:09 AM   #12
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I have already download the most recent wine 20030318 but still cannot load the program. So anyone can email me the xmessage files and the procedure for loading this files to let wine detect it?
 
Old 04-06-2003, 11:36 AM   #13
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Quote:
Originally posted by whodat
do a whereis gmessage .. when you find it type ln -s gmessage xmessage using the appropriate path . Worked for me .
Elemental to most of you here maybe, but I'm new to linux and never was really good with windoze either. hmm.
Problem is: how do I do that? "using appropriate path"? Could someone please give a pausible example?
I installed wine and all that is missing now is this darned "xmessage"
I have XFree86-Contribs installed but still..
thank you for your time
 
Old 04-06-2003, 05:28 PM   #14
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to the top
 
Old 06-15-2003, 03:23 PM   #15
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On Mandrake 9.1 the package is actually called X11R6-contrib. Which is odd as almost all of their X packages are called XFree86-[blah]. Ah well.

Matt
 
  


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