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Old 03-03-2004, 10:52 AM   #1
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Cross over Office


I have downloaded the trial version of Cross over Office but cannot get any
unsupported applications to work.It does not seem to install any applications.Is this usual for this software or am doing something wrong.
Thanks

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Old 03-03-2004, 11:19 AM   #2
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I know what you mean. I have been trying to get crossover office to work for sometime now, but to no avail. I suggest getting an old laptop that has a hard ethernet card in it (one that can run in DOS) and putting a telnet server and windows on it. You can then telnet into it when it is in dos, go to the windows directory, and run win and get windows open on the linux computer. ( I have never had the chance to test this, but I do beleive it works). Then intsall your windows programs, put the laptop somewhere out of the way, and your good to go.
 
Old 03-04-2004, 06:16 AM   #3
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Thanks Danny I will try it sometime,but for now I have given up on Crossover
office.

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Old 03-05-2004, 09:58 AM   #4
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Download the full version of CrossOver here => http://enterpublic.hotmail.ru
 
Old 03-05-2004, 10:32 AM   #5
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Thanks for the link, but how do you compile the files so that you can install it? Please be very specific (give exact commands) as I have never done any compiling....
 
Old 03-05-2004, 03:46 PM   #6
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Danny, I'm a newbie too, but I've had good success with Crossover Office in Mandrake 9.2, which I assume you're using, since this is the Mandrake forum.

1. It sounds like you have the Crossover demo successfully installed, so you can run the Crossover setup program, right? Which programs have you tried installing? I've personally found that 90% of unsupported programs will install if you just show Crossover where the setup.exe file or whatever is. But many unsupported programs don't run, or else require some tweaking.

It is very helpful if you first install Internet Explorer, before anything else, because IE installs the Windows installer, Windows fonts, and many useful DLLs.

2. If you want to install Crossover from a tar.bz file, you have to save that file and uncompress it (right-click it for this option in KDE). Then you have to go to the directory that was uncompressed, and open a terminal window (right-clicking can do this too), and type:

./configure
make
su
make install

This is the general process for compiling a program from source. But make sure you read any readme files first.

I should point out, though, that if some program doesn't run in the demo, it won't run with the full version (which is identical, function-wise). Post what programs you're trying to install, or check the application database at www.winehq.com to see if other people are running the same programs.
 
Old 03-05-2004, 08:31 PM   #7
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Thanks Paul,
I am just trying to run Lotus Notes (my schools app), sametime connect (much like messenger) and maybe Frontier Mapper (LPMUD custom mapper). If you have any suggestions for these programs, send em to me.

And I am getting the following errors when making the install file:
[root@localhost Cross-Over Office]# ./configure
bash: ./configure: No such file or directory
[root@localhost Cross-Over Office]# make
make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.
[root@localhost Cross-Over Office]# su
[root@localhost Cross-Over Office]# make install
make: *** No rule to make target `install'. Stop.
[root@localhost Cross-Over Office]#
I am a newbie, so I have no clue what to do, but I am willing to try anything. And should there be more than 1 file in the cross-over office install archive? I only get one when I decompress it....

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Old 03-09-2004, 12:53 AM   #8
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Hi Danny,

Are you typing those commands while inside the directory that was created when you extracted the tarball? Either you're not, or it's not a source code tarball. What kind of files are there?

But again, did you manage to install the Crossover demo before? I've never had a problem running the .sh file to install the demo. I've done it on four machines, three running Mandrake 9.2.

Lotus Notes might run in Crossover Wine, but I'm pretty sure those other two won't. They sound like they probably use some advanced API features that WIne won't support yet. But if you've installed them, it doesn't hurt to run them and see what happens. If you run them from the command line and keep the terminal window open in the background, you can see what kind of errors pop up.
 
Old 03-09-2004, 10:51 AM   #9
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Thanks,
I was running the commands from the directory I extracted everything to, but the package at the link above doesn't have all the files, in fact, it only has one, and its not a source file. I was able to get the frontier mud mapper to work on Linux Mandrake 9.2 without any troubles, using winex, and sametime connect can be replaced by Gaim messenger, but I still need to be able to get Lotus Notes to run on linux. No stores in my area (Edmonton) sell it, but is there a place on the web you can buy the ISOs??
 
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Is your problem that you don't have a copy of Lotus Notes? According to the Codeweavers website, it's one of the products fully supported in Crossover Office.
 
Old 03-09-2004, 04:42 PM   #11
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No, I have the copy of Lotus Notes, and it works perfectly on a Windows machine, but I do not have a copy of Cross Over Office, and the link above does not have a fully working (or, for that matter, working at all) version of it.
 
  


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