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Old 08-10-2004, 03:52 PM   #1
Subramanya
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Question How to Use Wine in mandrake9.2


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I am Subramanya here,
I have installed the wine but when i use it will not properly install anything or i am not able to work with it.
Please tell(teach me) how to use wine effectively.where i Can use it?
 
Old 08-10-2004, 07:20 PM   #2
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Option #1

Mandrake Control Center
Add Software/RPM
Search: WINE
Click check box and insert CD's

Option #2:
(assuming you set up your URPMI sources)

in the terminal/console, do this:

su
your password

urpmi wine
 
Old 08-11-2004, 01:19 PM   #3
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Hi,

So you got WINE installed but can't run any programs? First thing you need to do ( if you haven't already) is check out the WINE configuration file located in /home/yourusername/.wine/config Note the .wine, it is a hidden folder, to view hidden folders in Konqueror, click View -> Show hidden files . In the config file you can set how WINE acts and what locations it should use to emulate Windows hard drives ( C: , D: etc..).

Once you've looked at the config file, and are sure the Windows drives are pointing to writable folders, you should at least be able to make WINE run.

I've had no problems using wine to run small Windows Programs, such as minesweeper (no I don't actually play that ), notepad etc... If you have access to some of these small Windows programs (maybe Windows is also installed?) you could try running one of those first. To do so, in Konsole (or any terminal), change to the folder that the file is in, and type wine filename.exe , filename.exe being a Windows executable file in the current folder.

I will say though that I've not had very good luck getting WINE to run much besides simple applications. None of my friends who run Linux have had great luck with it either

-Nick
 
Old 08-13-2004, 01:25 PM   #4
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Hi
Subramanya here
I have already installed the Wine.What type of programs can i run using wine Can i run any players of windows in linux. B'coz i am not able run .dat files in mandrake9.2,Can you play games .
 
Old 08-13-2004, 01:50 PM   #5
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Hi,

As I said in my last post, I've only been succesful getting WINE to run basic windows executables (*.exe). I got programs such as notepad.exe, minesweeper.exe, etc... to run fine, (though I DON'T use them since Linux has much better applications which do the same thing and are native.)

I have had very little luck getting other, more complex software to run through WINE. I can run the setup programs in WINE, but not the actual programs. Probably the most complex program I got running through WINE was Irfanview (an image editor), and it still didn't work well.

Your best bet is to find native Linux applications which do the same things as the Windows apps you want to use. If no similar program(s) exist for Linux, and you really want/need to run that windows application, there are some comercial (not free) emulators and such which have a much greater chance of running your Windows software in Linux.

-Nick
 
Old 08-14-2004, 01:49 PM   #6
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Hi
Subramanya here

Thanks for the response.I have also posted another question ,about how to use Extra storage devices like Hard disk as slave or a usb storage device. Any idea?
 
Old 08-14-2004, 07:48 PM   #7
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Hi,

You could use a hard drive as a USB storage device by buying an adapting "case" which you mount the drive in and it conencts to the computer with USB. I have no clue if/which of these are supported by Linux, though.

But I would only use USB as a last resort for a hard drive or truly large mass storage device.... I think it has more problems than it is worth. If your mainboard has a secondary IDE channel, you could connect up to two hard drives to that, assuming your current hard drive and cd-rom are on the primary channel.

-Nick
 
  


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