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Old 10-27-2003, 06:46 AM   #1
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Wine Questions

Running Mandrake 9.1 and I installed wine that comes with it.Not sure if its the newest one or not but will let me get my feet wet.Does wine have to be run from a terminal or is there a command to actually bring up a gui for it.If I want to download kazaa and use through wine or any windows app for that matter do I have to save my download to a certain folder for it to see it and work.Also with wine is there supposed to be a windows GUI I'm supposed to actually have in front of me example the desktop and that is where I run the apps from.Its all installed so what do I have to type and where to run it for the first time. Thank You Newbie here so take it easy on me lol.
Old 10-27-2003, 07:14 AM   #2
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I havent seen a free version of wine with a gui, there is CrossOver Office, but that costs $50 USD. You just type 'wine /directory/program.exe' at the command prompt. Kazaa can be difficult to run, I havent gotten it working yet, but I hear that is has been done. YOu might try googling it, there are afew how-to guides about it. There is a folder that represents your windows C drive, you should put all execuatbles in there. /usr/share/wine-c/.

Any other questions?
Old 10-27-2003, 07:23 AM   #3
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Here's what I can say from my limited experience with Wine.

I usually run it from a terminal but my distribution (Debian) automatically installed it into my KDE main menu. If Mandrake didn't install it to your desktop you can always create a KDE applink icon or install it manually to a menu.

There are different ways to configure it in terms of where it keeps Windows files but I think the most common setup is to map Windows drive C: to a directory called ~/.wine/fake_windows. Otherwise you can look in your Wine config file: ~/.wine/config to see how the disks are mapped.

Actually you can run a Windows executable thats located anywhere but if its an Installer it will install programs to the fake_windows directory.

Wine does not display a Windows desktop. Windows that are opened by applications run under it are displayed like any other window.

The simplest way to run it is to type (in a terminal):

wine Program.exe

where Program.exe is the name of the Windows program you want to run.
Old 10-27-2003, 10:43 AM   #4
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Actually, your system is probably set up so that you can just start windows apps like any other apps. Though, if you don't wan't debug messages, or you want to try running with specific dlls set to native, etc, you might want use 'wine [options] [--] program_name.exe [arguments]' anyway.

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