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Old 03-11-2004, 08:33 PM   #1
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Wine not opening applications.

Would someone please explain to me in plain English how to use Wine? I have already used it to install Adobe Photoshop Elements under the directory /home/max/.wine/fake_windows/program files/adobe photoshop elements . What am I supposed to do after that? The .exe file doesn't run automatically.
Old 03-11-2004, 08:35 PM   #2
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Have you tried typing wine ~/.wine/fake_windows/progra*/*photoshop*/*Elements.exe?
Old 03-11-2004, 08:36 PM   #3
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I'm new to Linux

I'm new to Linux. Where do I type that in?
Old 03-11-2004, 09:06 PM   #4
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i assume you installed wine via rpm?

i suggest removing that rpm and installing via source
rmp -e rpmname.rpm

download the latest source from; extract it and in a terminal (right click on the desktop and select new terminal)
cd wine-20040309

just follow the installer (compilation takes about an hour)

run wine notepad to ensure wine works
Old 03-12-2004, 12:02 AM   #5
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KidMW - dude, *please* no more double posting. Please read the rules you agreed to abide by when you signed up:

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