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Old 03-27-2007, 10:43 AM   #1
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How to run Wine

Can someone tell me how to use Wine?
Old 03-27-2007, 01:16 PM   #2
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Well, there isn't a whole lot to tell.

You install it either from compiling from source, or using your distribution's package repository.

Once installed you will want to run "winecfg", and go through the basic setup of adding drives, configuring video and audio settings, etc.

After you have configured everything, you then simply start the Windows program like so:

wine filename.exe

You can also set Wine as the default program used to open .exe files in your file manager, so that you simply need to click on a Windows executable to start it with Wine.
Old 03-27-2007, 01:18 PM   #3
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It depends on your distribution somewhat. On some you can just double-click a Windows .exe or .com file, and it will run. On others, you need to invoke the command before the executable (e.g., 'wine setup.exe').

You may also want to run 'winecfg' to set your options.
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Did you bother going to the wine website?



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