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Old 04-16-2005, 05:50 PM   #1
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Wine COnfig File


Every time i try to run wine i get this error:

wineserver: ~/.wine/config is not a valid registry file
wine: for some mysterious reason, the wine server failed to run.

I've tried the sample config file from the source code, and the one from Frank's corner that i found suggested in another thread on Wine. None of it has worked.
 
Old 04-16-2005, 11:35 PM   #2
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What happens if you type: wine notepad
 
Old 04-17-2005, 04:00 AM   #3
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As i said, whenever i run wine at all, it doesn't matter what program i try to run:


~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Common Files$ wine notepad
wineserver: /home/tcollins/.wine/config is not a valid registry file
wine: for some mysterious reason, the wine server failed to run.
 
Old 04-17-2005, 12:57 PM   #4
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As i said, whenever i run wine at all, it doesn't matter what program i try to run:


~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Common Files$ wine notepad
If the above is what you are typing in order to run notepad, that is the incorrect method. The correct way is to simply type: wine <name of app you wish to run>.
 
Old 04-17-2005, 01:09 PM   #5
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If the above is what you are typing in order to run notepad, that is the incorrect method. The correct way is to simply type: wine <name of app you wish to run>.
Which is exactly what he's typing...

He's just said twice that he types "wine notepad"..you tell him that's wrong and that the right way is to do exactly what you've just said is wrong!!
 
Old 04-17-2005, 04:55 PM   #6
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Which is exactly what he's typing...

He's just said twice that he types "wine notepad"..you tell him that's wrong and that the right way is to do exactly what you've just said is wrong!!
Since when was typing ~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Common Files$ wine notepad (if your wine is setup correctly you don't need to specify a path) the same as typing wine notepad? I'm not querying what he types just how it's being typed.

Usage: wine PROGRAM [ARGUMENTS...] Run the specified program

franznietzsche Have you tried using WineTools to setup your wine .conf & windo$e environment?

Komakino instead of trying to pull me up about my advice being incorrect try posting the correct solution afterall that is what this user wants.

Last edited by {BBI}Nexus{BBI}; 04-17-2005 at 05:28 PM.
 
Old 04-17-2005, 07:48 PM   #7
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If the above is what you are typing in order to run notepad, that is the incorrect method. The correct way is to simply type: wine <name of app you wish to run>.
Nice one.

Sorry to point this out, the first big chunk before the $ was the working directory. The $ was the shell prompt. wine notepad was the command.

I wasn't specifying the path. I didn't type anything before the prompt (the $). all i typed was wine notepad.

No i haven't tried winetools. but i will try that right away.
 
Old 04-17-2005, 07:49 PM   #8
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Originally posted by {BBI}Nexus{BBI}
Since when was typing ~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Common Files$ wine notepad (if your wine is setup correctly you don't need to specify a path) the same as typing wine notepad? I'm not querying what he types just how it's being typed.

Usage: wine PROGRAM [ARGUMENTS...] Run the specified program

franznietzsche Have you tried using WineTools to setup your wine .conf & windo$e environment?

Komakino instead of trying to pull me up about my advice being incorrect try posting the correct solution afterall that is what this user wants.
Are you slow or something? That wasn't what he was typing. Read his first post again...
"~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Common Files$ wine notepad" is just what he gets on his display because it includes the prompt. He even told you after the first time you asked him what happens when he runs "wine notepad" that he gets an error message. It's an error from wine, not a problem with the command he's typing. Had he actually been typing this he'd just have got "command not found" not a proper wine error message about .wine/config not being a valid registry file. It's obvious to anyone with sense that he's typing the right commands but somewhere the set up is wrong.
Now I wouldn't normally "pull you up for your advice being incorrect" but I have a low tolerance for idiots.

Don't try to be clever, it doesn't suit you.

As for the problem, I had several issues getting wine to work. Did you compile yourself or use binaries because I got better results when compiling myself. Rather than running ./configure manually though, go to the source directory and run:
tools/wineinstall
then that builds and sets it up for you automatically. I had fewer problems with configuration doing it this way.
 
Old 04-17-2005, 10:06 PM   #9
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Now I wouldn't normally "pull you up for your advice being incorrect" but I have a low tolerance for idiots.
So you say, I think it's something much deeper than that.

As for the problem, I had several issues getting wine to work. Did you compile yourself or use binaries because I got better results when compiling myself. Rather than running ./configure manually though, go to the source directory and run:
tools/wineinstall
then that builds and sets it up for you automatically. I had fewer problems with configuration doing it this way.


That was all it took in the first place, simple!

Komakino get over yourself, you think because you patrol this forum handing out your self imposed superiority in order to claim you're quick and clever is a joke beyond belief. Get a life, you're not a teacher even though you clearly think you are. Save it for the newbs, they may give you the adulation you think you deserve.

Last edited by {BBI}Nexus{BBI}; 04-17-2005 at 10:32 PM.
 
Old 04-18-2005, 01:22 AM   #10
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Originally posted by Komakino
As for the problem, I had several issues getting wine to work. Did you compile yourself or use binaries because I got better results when compiling myself. Rather than running ./configure manually though, go to the source directory and run:
tools/wineinstall
then that builds and sets it up for you automatically. I had fewer problems with configuration doing it this way. [/B]
I installed from the .tgz file from their site. I had that thought too, compiling from source usually works better for me as well, and was just about to try that when i checked this.
 
Old 04-18-2005, 02:07 AM   #11
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Ok, rebuiling from source fixed the problem. Thanks for the help.
 
Old 04-18-2005, 01:08 PM   #12
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Komakino get over yourself, you think because you patrol this forum handing out your self imposed superiority in order to claim you're quick and clever is a joke beyond belief. Get a life, you're not a teacher even though you clearly think you are. Save it for the newbs, they may give you the adulation you think you deserve.
I don't patrol this forum, I come here to learn and give advice where possible, but as I say I don't like stupid questions or stupid people (or as the saying goes, "There are no stupid questions, only stupid people"). I don't believe myself to be quick or clever, nor do I seek adulation, but I have a life and I am a teacher

One thing's for certain, you won't make that mistake again.
 
Old 04-18-2005, 03:29 PM   #13
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I don't patrol this forum, I come here to learn and give advice where possible

Hmm, is this why you resort to petty name calling?

but as I say I don't like stupid questions or stupid people

Nobody asked what you liked!! Considering the reply to the post was not intended for you, why did you not just post your solution and move on!

I don't believe myself to be quick or clever

I'm in complete agreement with you there

nor do I seek adulation

Your isolated opinion

but I have a life and I am a teacher

Wow, what a surprise, I would never have guessed that from your crass, pompous, (wannabe a) verbal bully remarks!!

One thing's for certain, you won't make that mistake again.

LOL, one thing's for certain you will.

Komakino you bore me, your assumptions regarding my intelligence bores me, you're not unique to forums, there are and will always be those who don't know it's time to take their hat off when they get home.

Why don't you trawl through all of my posts and comment on them, at the very least it will keep you out of my face for a while.

I've no interest in feeding your desire for a flame war, that's not why I joined this forum. In short teach yourself some manners or prepare to be taught.

Make your final post on this matter, your type always insist on having the last word.


Yours most disrespectfully.........
 
Old 05-30-2005, 11:39 AM   #14
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Thats enough people, since Franznietzsche has had his question answered I'm closing this hissy fit.
 
  


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