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Old 10-29-2004, 12:00 AM   #1
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Running Windows programs with KDE?


I'm on Mandrake 10.1, KDE. I need to run Macromedia Flash. I think WINE is already on this computer, but KDE does not support it. Can anyone walk me through getting Flash to run on Linux?
 
Old 10-29-2004, 12:07 AM   #2
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Let's get things straight.

KDE and wine are two separate things. If wine is installed, it's installed. If KDE is installed, it's installed. They are not dependant on each other in any way. If a program will run under wine, it will run under wine through KDE (or any other desktop environment/window manager). This is not an issue.

You need to find out if your app is known to work under wine or not. KDE has nothing to do with it.

If all you need to be able to do is view flash programs under linux, then you don't need to run Wine at all. However, if you need to create flash programs, then I believe the windows executable is your only option, (running through wine, of course). I don't know if it's workable, but my guess is that someone out there has done it, through Transgaming's winex (cedega), the Wine project, or Crossover Office.



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Old 10-29-2004, 12:18 AM   #3
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hi there

as far as flash support in linux is concerned u can get that from

http://www.macromedia.com/macromedia...yer_linux.html

regards
 
Old 10-29-2004, 01:41 AM   #4
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Thanks guys, but I do not need the player. There is a linux version for the player. I must run the Windows program "Macromedia Flash MX 2004"
 
Old 10-29-2004, 03:09 AM   #5
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as mentioned above, KDE has nothing to do with wine. To install a windows program, you would go to a terminal/command line and run "wine programmname.exe" and if it's supported, it's installer should start and once the program is installed, there is usually a submenu that appears in your KMenu and you can run the windows program from there. Sometimes icons are installed on your desktop as well, so it's just a matter of clicking it to run the windows program.
 
Old 10-29-2004, 07:17 AM   #6
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I decided to do it with Crossover which I got today

Umm, I need flash mx 2004 to work on it, every time I launch it works and does everything until the end where I get an error that says "flash does not support this OS. for supported OSs see the readme" or similar. Then in CrossOver it says "Installation Failed" without any explination!

Oh, and I'm trying to install Gnome as well. urpmi gnome just returns a list of available urpmis or w/e. I have tried several variations:
urpmi gnome
urpmi allgnome
urpmi all gnome
urpmi gnomeall
urpmi gnome all
urpmi auto gnome
urpmi autognome
and more
Anyone know the correct command for Mandrake to install gnome?
 
Old 10-29-2004, 06:09 PM   #7
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erm, little help?
 
Old 10-29-2004, 08:17 PM   #8
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luminous...you're making a fool of yourself. Just telling you as a friend and member that wants to help.

Did you go to www.winehq.com and see if it was supported?

And as stated before, the GUI has no relevance to the programs that you run. This is not seattle or cupertino, this is Linux. MDK comes with gnome as well as KDE. SO if you want to be in gnome, then change at login.

The newbie tellin the newbies. How do you like that?
 
Old 10-29-2004, 08:45 PM   #9
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I remember seeing a Flash Mx install How-to in www.frankscorner.org. Check there..
 
Old 10-29-2004, 08:47 PM   #10
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yeah

http://frankscorner.org/index.php?p=flashmx
 
Old 10-29-2004, 08:50 PM   #11
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oh yeah

And see if you have WINE installed already with your distro. Installing a new version will create problems.

If you want to go with a newer version then unistall the resident.

I see problems on the horizon for this young man
 
Old 10-30-2004, 01:15 AM   #12
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In what way am I making a fool of myself?
I do not have Gnome. I am aware of the fact that you can change GUIs at login. But I cannot choose Gnome, which is because I did not opt to install anything other than KDE when I installed.

I am positive that flash is supported by crossover, it is on the officially supported list. And as far as WINE, I decided not to use it, but I know it would have worked because there are screenshots of Flash running on WINE.

Thanks for the frankscorner link, I'll check it out.

And for the last time I'm not using WINE, so it doesn't matter what I install or anything.

Please refrain from talking to me as if I am inferior to you, for the following reasons:

A) You are new as well as me
B) Everyone starts somewhere
C) I am new to this OS, but not to computers
D) I am a working web designer and know quite a bit about the innter workings of computers
E) I don't appreciate it even if I were inferior.
 
Old 10-30-2004, 01:18 AM   #13
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I appreciate the link, but you ignored me yet again. that link is for WINE, I am using crossover. And I know perfectly well HOW to do it, the matter is that it keeps failing. I believe my description was adequate, did you read the entire statement? I don't believe you did.

Also, I still need to know the command to urpmi the entire Gnome GUI
 
Old 10-30-2004, 03:00 AM   #14
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um... crossover uses wine.

anyhoo, that os error may mean that you need to configure crossover office to say it's some other version of windows than it does as default. i really don't know about crossover though since i don't use it as i'm using wine directly. in wine there's a place in the config file where you can specify the windows os to use. i've got mine specified to windows me and everything supported with wine runs in linux (running fine on the other hand is a different metric altogether). i don't know about flash mx 2004 though as i'm running the old macromedia MX suite.
 
  


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