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Old 03-14-2005, 08:22 AM   #1
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Wine troubles with monitor


hi all, i am trying to get wine running because i would like to see if i can run the nokia phone software. The trouble i'm having is when ever i run wine my monitor goes into powersave mode and won't come back on until i restart the computer!

Does anyone know of anything i can do to get wine running? I can't run the wine config tool because i get the same problem and obviously i can't look at the output because the monitor is in powersave mode.

I have read through the man pages for wine.config but can't see anything there.
 
Old 03-15-2005, 12:54 AM   #2
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i don't know if this help
but for me i run the program that i want to use then a new windows will pop up by asking what to open with
in there just type wine

thats what i do
 
Old 03-15-2005, 12:55 AM   #3
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I installed/configured wine for the first time over the weekend and found that 'winetools' was VERY useful in getting a good, working configuration and installing useful Windows things like the VB6 runtime and DCOM.

However, you may find running the nokia phone software difficult if it communicates with the phone over USB (and probably bluetooth).

AFAIK Wine doesn't know how to communicate Windows USB messages through the Linux USB stack. But it's always worth a try!

Daniel
 
Old 03-15-2005, 02:25 AM   #4
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Probably WINE got told to change the resolution that does not work with your monitor. Add some modelines to either /etc/X11/xorg or /etc/X11/XF86Config that is compatible for your monitor. Go to http://xtiming.sourceforge.net/cgi-bin/xtiming.pl to help you make modelines. Place them in the monitor section.

If you are using kernel version 2.4.x, you can try VMware. It works well with any USB devices that was designed for Windows.
 
Old 03-15-2005, 06:41 AM   #5
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I use xorg but i read somewhere that the graphics drivers i have (ati, fglrx) only work at a screen depth of 24. After looking at my xorg config it lists screen depths of 8,15, 16,24 and 32 with 24 being default. Each one of the depths lists resolutions of "1280x1024", "1152x864", "1024x768", "800x600" & "640x480".

When i looked in wine's configuration file i noticed it tried to use a screen depth of 16 so i changed this to 24. Problem still there. So i then changed the resolution the configuration file uses to 1280x1024 which is what i currently use. However the problem is still there.

I'm just gonna give up with wine, i have never been able to get it working well. The only programs i use in windows are the nokia suite, autoroute and of course certain games. So i'm just gonna boot into windows when i need to use these programs.

Thanks for everyones help.
 
Old 03-15-2005, 04:43 PM   #6
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Add
"Managed" = "Y"
"Desktop" = "800x600"

In ~/.wine/config under [x11drv]. This will fix your problem because it will create a window for windows programs to run in.
 
Old 03-16-2005, 07:25 AM   #7
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Ahh thats cracked it. Haven't got round to trying the nokia software yet though, i'll try it when i get home tonight.

I did try dvd shrink however because i happened to have the install file on my computer and i had just been reading how it was ment to work perfectly under wine. It appears to work fine however it cannot find my dvd-rw drive. Once again this is probably down to my poor configuration of wine. Can't wait until the wine developers finish winecfg!

I'll post whether or not the nokia software works, i'm guessing it won't at this stage.

Can anyone recomend any linux alternatives for transfering music onto my phones mcc card via usb? and is there anything like autoroute for linux?
 
Old 03-17-2005, 02:14 PM   #8
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Just an update, i tried the nokia software and couldn't get it to work

Never mind, spose i'll just use windows to put music onto my phone. Maybe i'll e-mail nokia and ask them if they would bring out a linux version.
 
  


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