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Old 05-28-2004, 11:50 AM   #1
NonSumPisces
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Need help installing winamp5 on wine


I get this:

Invalid path L"c:\\windows" for L"windows" directory: does not exist.
Perhaps you have not properly edited your Wine configuration file (/root/.wine/config)

when i try to install winamp5 under wine. How do I fix it?
 
Old 05-28-2004, 12:07 PM   #2
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you need to set up a fake c drive and configure wine. you don't need to be in root either to install windows programs in wine. wine's complaining because you don't have a hidden ~/.wine folder where the wine configuration is for a user (in your case from your output, root). there's a tool on the net called winetools that you can run that should setup all the particulars for you. Go to Frank's World - Winetools
Another good place for tuts and how-to's is Frank's Corner

as far as i know though, winamp5 doesn't work yet in wine. winamp 2.81 worked for me and at frank's corner winamp 3 is known to work. but depending on what you use winamp for, there maybe no need to use winamp since there's xmms for music and xine and/or mplayer for videos.
 
Old 05-28-2004, 12:28 PM   #3
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now it says:

Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server
Xlib: No protocol specified

x11drv: Can't open display: :0.0
Please ensure that your X server is running and that $DISPLAY is set correctly.

Can't figure out what to do now...
 
Old 05-30-2004, 06:49 AM   #4
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Hi NonSumPisces,
you may be running wine as root. This can cause such errors, because the server tries to create a new display on a running server.
Make sure you run wine as the user who owns display 0 (if you dont know who that could be, it is probably your normal user name).

Good luck,
- drowstar
 
Old 05-30-2004, 06:57 AM   #5
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why do you want to install winamp when you can use xmms ? mplayer etc....
 
Old 05-30-2004, 08:12 AM   #6
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drowstar: I think there is something wrong with wine so I'm going to reinstall it. Wine won't run for anything now.

evensen: xmms sucks O_o And for some reason, so does mplayer O______o
But totem sucks most of all O___________________o

I'm going to try out xine though, cuz mplayer just won't work as stable as I would like it.
 
Old 05-30-2004, 08:50 AM   #7
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what is wrong with xmms ? It works just as good as winamp, and mplayer ? never had any problems with mplayer, not 1 movie format i`ve had problems with, maybe you should stick to windows.
 
Old 05-30-2004, 09:25 AM   #8
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Originally posted by NonSumPisces

evensen: xmms sucks O_o And for some reason, so does mplayer O______o
But totem sucks most of all O___________________o


You are crazy. Do you know how many people use mplayer on Windows now? A ton. That's because it's the best audio/video player around -- and it's free. XMMS is great also, and too say that these products suck, there must be something wrong with you.
 
Old 05-30-2004, 10:23 AM   #9
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Talking

Hehe, don't overreact ppl

There are three things I don't lite about xmms.
1. The sound quality is not as good as I'm used too
2. The interface is too much like old Winamp 2.x, which I didn't like (but I do like the interface in WinAmp5) and
3. A few bugs that will no doubt be corrected in due time.

Regarding mplayer... I simply don't like it the fact that I havn't been able to get it running smoothly yet.
Therefore I havn't been able to try it out in detail.

The best videoplayer I've used is Media Player Classic, which is not related to Microsofts Media Player.
The best audioplayer I've used is WinAmp 5.

But totem still sucks badly The only audio/videosoftware I can think of that sucks even more is MS Media Player.

Last edited by NonSumPisces; 05-30-2004 at 10:26 AM.
 
Old 05-30-2004, 11:03 AM   #10
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XMMS does have pretty terrible sound quality on my system as well.

I use Beep Media Player for Audio and Totem for movies and DVD's.

I don't know what's up with your bias against Totem, that thing will play anything you throw at it.
 
Old 05-30-2004, 01:48 PM   #11
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I guess I'm just lazy not fixing it, but totem refuses to do colors on my sys, havn't got a clue why. Do you? It's probably just some small detail I've missed.
 
Old 06-22-2004, 02:24 PM   #12
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media player wars

(g)mplayer is really nice ofr a lot of things. but i can't abide it's playlist editor.
xmms has a great playlist editor, but it's winamp <= 2.5. i don't understand why they don't update to include a media library.
juk is really solid, but it's not inlcuded in redhat 9.0 and i haven't been able to solve all it's dependancies yet.
rhythmbox has been a pain to install as well.

some software pages have gotten the right idea, like gnomemeeting, that if you're only going to release rpm's, you need to also link all the rpm's your app is dependant on.
 
Old 07-14-2004, 08:46 PM   #13
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I was looking into the same thing since, mplayer crashes my entire system. I can't even go to a terminal screen to kill the process, I need to power down, which is awful. The screen goes blue and sometimes there are green squares, the hard disk spins like crazy but nothing happens and everything is frozen. I am running the latest version of mplayer on a Toshiba Satellite laptop 1805-S204. Does anyone else have this problem? It is driving me mad and I hate hbaving to boot up into windows to watch videos.
 
Old 07-15-2004, 03:20 AM   #14
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That's just bizarre... Are you running it as root btw? Cuz' some programs seem to "stir things up" when run as root...
 
Old 07-15-2004, 05:52 AM   #15
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I'm going to try out xine though, cuz mplayer just won't work as stable as I would like it.
Xine is the back-end, Totem, gxine etc are just frontends that run off of it. If you have totem, then you have xine.

Just to let you know, Winamp5 doesn't work under wine. Xmms is good enough - sound quality is fine on my computer and with the right skin it can be even better
 
  


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