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Old 10-15-2003, 03:54 PM   #1
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Exclamation need help, with linux red hat 9 .exe

hi, you might guess by this post that i am a MEGA noob when it comes to linux, i only installed it today and i already have a large problem.

I cant run .exe's it says soemthign about it doesnt have a program to run them.

I am really annoyed as i can not even connect to the internet as i can not auto run my bt broadband disk to install the drivers for my modem!. luckly i am using windows at the moment as ive set up a dual booting system.


o, and i am not downaloding mandrake or any other linux's because i can not be botherd.

Old 10-15-2003, 04:03 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ.

Unfortuneately linux can't run exe's as they are programs designed for the Microsoft Windows operating system. You could try running them under wine:
Think of Wine as a Windows compatibility layer. Wine does not require Microsoft Windows, as it is a completely alternative implementation consisting of 100% Microsoft-free code, but it can optionally use native system DLLs if they are available. Wine provides both a development toolkit (Winelib) for porting Windows sources to Unix and a program loader, allowing many unmodified Windows binaries to run on x86-based Unixes, including Linux, FreeBSD, and Solaris.
Old 10-15-2003, 04:20 PM   #3
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What brand and model is your modem?

If its dial-up modem you need to install PPP programs.

BTW, WINE is very painful to setup. It uses a file called wine.conf that gets corrupted just like Windows registry, so make backups of it before running any programs under WINE.
Old 10-15-2003, 04:48 PM   #4
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i got a problem though, i can download it........but since i cant connect using linux how am i gonna get it on linux#?
Old 10-16-2003, 02:28 AM   #5
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right i thought of a way to get it on linux, but what 1 do i need?
Old 10-16-2003, 02:46 AM   #6
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Hey toggle. Welcome to LQ.

You still haven't told us anything useful, though.

You said you're on broadband. What kind of modem?
You may not need to install any drivers at all, just some simple configuration.

I see you're running RedHat 9. Should be pretty easy from its control center to set up your broadband. I'm taking an educated guess that you get your broadband IP through DHCP -- if that's the case, and your modem is connected through an ethernet cable to a network card on your PC, it'll be extremely easy to set up. No real drivers needed, except to get your Net card running -- and it probably already is.


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Old 10-17-2003, 04:14 PM   #7
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ok now you got me reaaaaaaaalllllllly confused.

all i know is i got a BT voyager 100 which plugs into my comp in a USB socket.
Old 10-17-2003, 04:44 PM   #8
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It plugs into a USB socket. So it's not going to beas easy to configure as Shade said. For Wine, download the most recent Red Hat *.rpm. The numbers on them are the date. Here's a link:
This is the download i686 compatible cpu's, if you have less than that you should download the i386 one. If you have athlon/duron, you can use the one for athlon, but I think i686 will work with them too. If you pick another package, note the 'rh9' in the file's name, meaning it's for Red Hat 9.
Old 10-17-2003, 06:47 PM   #9
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check this http:// and this i found these when looking on google for what your problem seems to be (you might want to try that sometime ) anyways if this doesn't work, id recommend installing a cheap network card and doing your broadband through an ethernet port. it seems like getting it to run through USB is a real pain in Linux. good luck

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