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Old 08-25-2008, 10:17 AM   #1
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wine for linux


i have a asus eee pc on linux i want shockwave on it but have been told i need to install wine first to get shockwave working.i went on wine web site but there are loads to download how do i know which one i need.
 
Old 08-25-2008, 10:37 AM   #2
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wine is a linux program which allows you to run windows programs in linux.
It will not support all programs equally well - you just have to try.
The wine website has a collection/statistic of programs which are known to work, but you will have to try - if yours is not listed that does not mean it will not work.
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how do i know which one i need.
You need "wine" - a recent version - probably available to install without hassle using your distributions package-manager.
Then use wine to install and run the windows-program as if you where in windows.
There are not many programs available - just one: "wine" - but maybe different versions of it.
 
Old 08-25-2008, 12:56 PM   #3
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old linux

i have the old version of linux what wine do i need for it
 
Old 08-25-2008, 01:01 PM   #4
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I have a question too Do you know what distro you are running? If so what version is it? Again what dyou mean by old? Is it like kernel 1.6.X old or RHEL 2 old?? Please some details.
 
Old 08-25-2008, 01:04 PM   #5
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how old is old? are we talking fedora core 1 old or pre kernel-2 old?

you dont say the distro you are using


EDIT: i see immortal beat me to this one
EDIT2: i just realised how similar these two posts are.....weird.

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Old 08-25-2008, 01:06 PM   #6
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Lol leedude, i definitely did didnt i? But seriously? Details please!
 
Old 08-25-2008, 01:12 PM   #7
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no idea

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how old is old? are we talking fedora core 1 old or pre kernel-2 old?

you dont say the distro you are using


EDIT: i see immortal beat me to this one
EDIT2: i just realised how similar these two posts are.....weird.
i dont know what distro im using i dont know how to find out i just know it has linux and mozzila firefox on it im trying so hard to get shockwave on it for my daughter but ppl say i need wine but i dont know what one i need its comes up a list to choose but i dont know what to click on as i have no idea what is on here or how to find out.
 
Old 08-25-2008, 01:15 PM   #8
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Ok just for kicks what does this command give you: uname -a?
 
Old 08-25-2008, 01:42 PM   #9
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Ok just for kicks what does this command give you: uname -a?
now im just getting confused
 
Old 08-25-2008, 01:45 PM   #10
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now im just getting confused
Run "uname -a" in a terminal and post the results. Please also use punctuation in future. Relatively long posts are difficult to read without it. Edit: you've started another thread for this problem. Please don't double post in future.

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Old 08-25-2008, 01:49 PM   #11
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Not to sound condescending, the terminal is that black screen in linux. By typing the above command we shall see what linux kernel you are using thus getting us a step closer to helping you out.
 
Old 08-25-2008, 01:53 PM   #12
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In some other thread about wine you mention an eeePC you have.
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-linux-665233/
The linux would be relatively recent then and the distribution would be xandros? AFAIK...
In that case: I can't help more than suggest to get a "real" linux distribution - because xandros is half (or fully?) commercial and not easy to extend with additional software.
That is the impression I got when I informed myself about it when trying to solve other members question about this eeePC and this version of linux.
 
Old 08-25-2008, 02:08 PM   #13
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If you don't know what version of Linux you have and you don't understand how to run a command in a terminal window then try pressing ctrl-alt-f3 at the same time. This should get you a text only login screen. Make a note of what it says there then press ctrl-alt-f7 to get back where you were.
 
Old 08-25-2008, 02:09 PM   #14
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And another two of your threads merged. Can you
please try to keep your discussions in one place?


Thanks.


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Old 08-25-2008, 02:39 PM   #15
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Run "uname -a" in a terminal and post the results. Please also use punctuation in future. Relatively long posts are difficult to read without it. Edit: you've started another thread for this problem. Please don't double post in future.
ok i typed in code u gave in terminal and this come up.: Linux asus-1502648879 2.6.21.4-eeepc #2 mon oct 15 12: 49: 37 ECD 2007 i686 GUN/Linux
 
  


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