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Old 10-08-2004, 03:53 PM   #1
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Running a program


Does anyone have exp with running wine in SUSE because ive tried everything i can think of..........including going to suse's webside but their manual is dated back for SUSe 7.2. I cant get winecfg to work right aand x wont load the driver for the "windows desktop". I tried using terminal to install the bianary rpm but i'm stuck :-/

can anyone go through it from start to finish?
 
Old 10-08-2004, 04:28 PM   #2
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If you want someone to help you have to provide more info about the problem specially what kind of errors you're getting and the behaviour of the program ...
 
Old 10-08-2004, 04:46 PM   #3
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this is the command that winehq says to enter and the binary package is supposed to extract itself

linux:~ # rpm -iv wine-20040914-i386.rpm
error: open of wine-20040914-i386.rpm failed: No such file or directory

it also says that no configuration is needed as of may 2004 on http://www.winehq.com


but i can open the winecfg file but it tends to freeze everytime :-/

but there is no /etc/wine,conf file which is what another source says to open

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Old 10-08-2004, 08:13 PM   #4
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First of all you've to install wine

linux:~ # rpm -iv wine-20040914-i386.rpm
error: open of wine-20040914-i386.rpm failed: No such file or directory

You've execute the rpm command in the same dir that the rpm file is placed

Lets say
change to the dir where the rpm file is
login as root using
su -c
to stay in the current dir and execute the command normaly
 
Old 10-09-2004, 09:10 AM   #5
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i asked someone once if it mattered what directory i was in and they said it didnt :-/


put the file in the root folder or just use terminal and change directories (which my noob ass doesn't know how to do yet but im sure ill figure it out if i try


Do you know of any good program installing tutorials (not src)
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Old 10-09-2004, 10:49 AM   #6
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ummm ur english is a little broken dude. I'm not sure i understand what you wrote

the package is in /home/rj how do i run it from there?

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Old 10-09-2004, 12:33 PM   #7
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Dude...

on your desktop open my computer, click on the Home icon on the toolbar, click on Documents and you should see the rpm file you downloaded.

Click on this file and a window will open with a button that says Install Package with Yast. Click it!

This will install wine.

You then want to do a search on the web and get winesetuptk and install the same as this allows you to configure wine thru a nice gui interface
 
Old 10-09-2004, 12:34 PM   #8
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lol i definitely did shit teh hard way...................lol


i didnt even need terminal..........

where do u load it from? terminal? or is it under the menu?
 
Old 10-09-2004, 12:50 PM   #9
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i dled tk on the link at winehq.com and it says that it wasnt complete and that it doesnt actually alter ur configuration :-/ can u find the link for me bro
 
Old 10-10-2004, 09:06 AM   #10
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http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3/stat....i586.rpm.html

 
Old 10-10-2004, 10:42 AM   #11
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Has anyone gotten wine to work perfectly with SUSE 9.1 because i keep getting access and graphic errors
 
Old 10-10-2004, 04:06 PM   #12
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I use wine on suse 9.1. Quite a few programs have worked 'Out of the box'. IIRC, SUSE includes Wine with the default installation; you don't even have to download/install it yourself.

You aren't trying to run it as root are you? You will have problems accessing the X server if you do. Wine is designed to run as a normal user; you should never need root for it.

As far as running programs goes, here is how I often do it:

1. Browse to the .exe with konqueror.
2. Hit F4; this brings up a konsole in the current directory.
3. Type 'wine <programname>'.

For most programs that will work with wine, that will do it. Some might require a .dll that you don't have. To fix that, you can copy the .dll to your ~./wine/fake_windows/Windows directory.

Othertimes, you might have to edit you wine config for it to work. just open ~./wine/config and look around.

MWM
 
Old 10-10-2004, 04:43 PM   #13
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have u gotten the actual windows desktop to work? u know how in config it says create a virtual desktop
 
Old 10-10-2004, 05:10 PM   #14
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I think that the virtual desktop is not the 'actual windows desktop'. What it is, is that when a program opens, instead of getting it's own window like in windows, it gets a window that is inside of a normal X window. That is really helpful for things like setup programs that like to go fullscreen to keep you from doing anything during the installation.

Note that I am a newbie too, and don't claim to be an expert on this. So, someone correct me if I am wrong.

MWM
 
Old 10-10-2004, 05:23 PM   #15
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so like lets say i wanna run starcraft which is on my windows partition of the harddrive

using winesetuptk i have configured wine to use my windows partition

but starcraft exists in windows/programfiles/starcfraft/starcraft.exe

does that mean i gotta type wine <starcraft> or do i gotta type the whole directory out first?
 
  


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