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Old 04-05-2003, 02:47 PM   #1
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Question wine on debian 3.0r1

The last time I installed wine on a Debian system was under 2.2r3. At that time, a simple 'apt-get install' wine gave me all the files I needed. It took just a little tweaking to the wine.conf file and suddenly I was good to go. Strangely, things are harder now..

I have a new 3.0r1 system and after typing 'apt-get install wine winesetuptk' I still don't have a wine.conf file anywhere. At least not that I can find. I've scoured the net (including winehq) and can't find any step by step instructions that help me get from the 'apt-get install wine' phase to the point where I can actually use the thing. I'm sure I can find a sample wine.conf file somewhere, but I'm a bit confused where to put it and what to name the various directories (is it 'mkdir /viniosity/.wine/c_drive' or 'mkdir /viniosity/wine/c_drive' or something else?) . Can somebody help?

When I type winesetup it says:
no display name and no$DISPLAY environment variable

Info about my system: hda1 = windows95, hda2 = linux, hda3 = linux swap, system is a Cyrix 333MHz w/ 64MB RAM

Thanks in advance!
Old 04-05-2003, 03:50 PM   #2
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Okay, turns out the problem is that I was trying to run winesetup as root instead of a normal user. Problem solved... thanks anyway.


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