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xIEatxChildrenx 01-26-2005 05:59 PM

Howto install Ie6 easily with wine
OK so I have tried relentlesly for days and weeks to install Ie6 just because i knew i could and strange things amuse me. But everytime it failed I always got the same error couldn't open the Regsvr32.exe library soooooo finally today i had a strange idea and voila it worked.Also if it makes any difference I am running Fedora core 3 so for whatever distro your using i'm sure you will know where to find these following locations on your system.

So this is how i flawlessly installed IE6

I went here Regsvr32.exe downloadThis will download a file called REGSVR32a.exe in a command line since it was in my home folder i typed wine REGSVR32a.EXE and it made a new REGSVR32.EXE and yes its in all caps now i took this and went to where the wine version of regsvr32.exe was which on my pc is /root/.wine/drive_c/windows/system/ and pasted it and deleted wines version and then i also copied the new one to the the /usr/lib/wine/ file and renamed it after this I fired up my version of winetools which you can get here WineTools
and ran the install for ie6 and bam 5 seconds later ie6 is running.

One thing i forgot make sure to remove the wine version of not only regsvr32.exe but the as well they will fight eachother and even though the spelling is the same because the new ones are in caps they dont overwrite.

I hope this helps some folks as much as it helped me sometimes its the last thing we think of thats the best idea.

zoso 01-26-2005 07:13 PM

awesome, thanks.. worked for me. this should be put in Success Stories or something.

xIEatxChildrenx 01-26-2005 09:22 PM

Thank you so much
thanks so much I just started working on this today and i just now not 5 minutes ago got the microsoft java vm running but its still a bit buggy but still i got java for ie6 running on wine took me an hour of just playing with files hehe and im such a newb it isnt funny I guess a lil common sense goes a long way if you have any pc knowledge. As soon as i get the java working right i will post it for everyone but if anyone would like to help all i did was go to my /root/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/java/ directory and copied the folder Client in the bin folder and then went back to /root where wine had created another /bin folder and pasted it there since thats where it is kept on the wndows system it just made since to do it exactly the same way

xIEatxChildrenx 01-26-2005 10:37 PM

java update
OK so far this seems to be working best but still a bit buggy... I created a symbolic link from my /root/.wine/c/Programme/Java/jre1.0.5_01/bin/client to the /root/bin file that wine created. So far it runs basic java applets and Strwaming java video (if you have to ask how i tested that then your not old enough to know ;) ) but when i try to run java games like the ones on it freezes other than that its pretty much working. I think if i knew how to write a shell script then maybe i could run it like the other programs that are in the /root/bin file but alas i havent learned that yet. but just to make sure i have that link shown properly to you guys lemme copy and paste exactly what i wrote and if anyone of you Guru's out there wanna take a stab at it just for fun and help me out some comment to your hearts content.

ln -s ~/.wine/c/Programme/Java/jre1.5.0_01/bin/client /root/bin/

Ok thats the exact link i made imma keep messing with it till i get it right but any help would be appreciated greatly since this is one of those times i dont believe rtfm applies.

xIEatxChildrenx 01-26-2005 11:54 PM

Even more
Ok i got bored with the java for a moment and started playing with other media plugins although linux has their versions and I'm not saying they arent good I like to play with stuff so i install RealPlay10 and Windows Media 10 and they both install fine and run from the browser fine but, Realplay works the way its supposed to and wmp10 Is suuuuper bugged if you run them on their own it only really works from the browser and not really for streaming only for the links that download a tmp file and play it form the wmp10 client itsself and not the ie6plugin ie6 still runs the wine version of wmedia which still works just fine but i had to try ya know. So for wine realplay works super good wm10 not so good but still works,

doralsoral 01-27-2005 12:06 AM

dude why are you using IE on linux, use firefox or soemthing. all the stuff you are doing has native linux plugins and apps

xIEatxChildrenx 01-27-2005 01:16 AM

If you read the first posts it was out of shear boredom and your right linux does have its own plugins and it takes writing to congress and praying to god to get alot of em to work and i just wanted to play its for fun because some poeple use programs with wine that require ie6 so why not find an easy way to get it running???? i use firefox for everything except streaming anytthing because the realplay plugin doesnt work properly for fc3 the mplayerplugin works 1/3 of the time and about the only plugin that does its job is java and some of us cant afford things like crossover

doralsoral 01-27-2005 08:11 AM

fair enough

speculatrix 02-28-2005 05:56 AM

I have one word for you guys: winetools

a superb program for getting a really good base for installing more stuff on top. installs TT fonts, dcom, etc, then ie6.

I'm just trying to get java plugins to work, so your hints are invaluable.


XavierP 02-28-2005 07:20 AM

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mcleodnine 02-28-2005 09:14 AM

Moving to Success Stories...

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