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Old 02-14-2005, 11:23 AM   #1
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Cool Wine


All,

I am having some issues with Wine. I can install applications with Wine but when I try to use them they never work. Nothing even comes up. I've only gotten one program to work. I wanted to use several Windows based applications but am unable to because when I load them I can't get them to work. Any suggestions as to what the problem is or what I'm doing wrong?

The version of Wine I have is: 20050111

Thanks in advance for any help!

-dumbsheep
 
Old 02-14-2005, 11:32 AM   #2
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Wine is still in development, much programs don't work correctly or don't work at all. What programs did you try to run? Try to run wine program.exe from console and post output.
 
Old 02-14-2005, 11:49 AM   #3
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Wine is the problem. It did not work good years ago and it still does not work. The few peoples I know that could get wine to work successfully, either hacked it to death or used a hell lot of Win98 dll (difficult to find Win98 these days, thank god!).

I would recommend you to find a native replacement for Linux. This list will help you:

http://linuxshop.ru/linuxbegin/win-l...en/table.shtml

There's also a site with plenty of tutorials to help you getting wine to run some Windows applications. If you have time and patient, take a look:

http://frankscorner.org/

Now, if you have paid for a lot of the applications you have on Windows and need them running (say Photoshop or 3DS Max, or even plenty of DirectX games) I'd either recommend you dual booting or dumping Linux all together. Even though a few Windows games and applications will run in Linux, you will expect random crashes or even a few features won't work as it should. It's not worthy the time... If you can't run a native replacement, don't run it

Good luck!
 
Old 02-14-2005, 11:51 AM   #4
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One program I am trying to install is Omniquad Instant Remote Control which would allow me to control all Windows boxes I have on my network. Since I haven't found a Linux equivalent I wanted to install this program with Wine. This is the output that is generated when I try to install:

inux:~ # wine oirc.exe
Please use the registry key HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG\Software\Fonts\LogPixels
to set the screen resolution and remove the "Resolution" entry in the config file
linux:~ # Please use the registry key HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG\Software\Fonts\LogPixels
to set the screen resolution and remove the "Resolution" entry in the config file
err:winspool:AddPrinterW Printername L"hp_LaserJet_1300n_(00306ECB7EB1)" must not exceed length of DEVMODE.dmDeviceName !
err:winspool:CUPS_LoadPrinters printer 'hp_LaserJet_1300n_(00306ECB7EB1)' not added by AddPrinterA (error 124)

Then it just freezes there. Then, with programs that do get installed they don't always run. Hope the above helps!

-dumbsheep

PS - If there is an equivalent to Omniquad Instant Remote Control please tell me
 
Old 02-14-2005, 11:54 AM   #5
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I use ssh to remotely control my Linux machines. I think that OpenSSH is available for Windows. If it would either work or not I can't promise, since I never tried it myself
 
Old 02-14-2005, 12:08 PM   #6
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what windows versions are you trying to 'remote control'

with any servers or XP, there is the 'remote desktop' option, and clients are available in linux...
 
Old 03-12-2005, 12:10 PM   #7
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Is there a way to download Wine?
I want Photoshop so much... I already got it from a friend...
I'm only 14 and I probably wouldn't have the money to buy Wine
 
Old 03-12-2005, 12:35 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by Tiffany's
Is there a way to download Wine?
I want Photoshop so much... I already got it from a friend...
I'm only 14 and I probably wouldn't have the money to buy Wine
Wine is free, Crossover Office is not. Either you are 40 or 5yo, if you can't afford the program, don't use it. It's like you really want a Porsche, but you can't afford one, so you will simply brake the window of somebody's car and get inside?

By yours "I already got it from a friend", I believe you also did not pay for Photoshop, did you? That's the beauty of Linux, we have a lot of free alternatives, as The Gimp. Use that one instead...

If you just have to learn Photoshop, get a book. Some come with a learning edition of Photoshop. Since you are 14, you won't be doing anything professional for a while. Either use Gimp or get a book, don't use warez... and piracy is also against the rules of this site, just so you know...
 
Old 04-08-2005, 08:30 AM   #9
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I know how to use PS... Well not perfect but I think I could use it...
I do things with GIMP, but it gets boring, because there are so little effects and no brushes or textures..

But thanks for your reply
 
  


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