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Old 04-05-2003, 01:22 PM   #1
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Slackware 9.0 and wine(x)

hello all,

i've been using slack for quite a while now, and through version 4, 7.0, 7.1,8, 8.1, and 9.0, i have not been able to get wine(x) to work decent.
Whenever i download the latest source (or precompiled .tgz package), the install works 100%. After installing, i need to have a .config in my .wine directory, which isn't there in the first place, but after reading the faq and creating a config file things seem to go better. However, no program on my XP fat32 partition will ever run normally. Not one. When i run mirc32.exe, icq.exe or kazaa, they all crash. I once got mirc32.exe running, but the characters were all f*cked up into ascii and stuff, and the second time i ran the same command, it starts to complain about TrueType fonts version 2.0.x and bigger, while i've downloaded and installed 2.1.X already, and than it quits, or says it crashed and starts the debugger... which never shows up...
Is it just me, or is wine really not working with slack.
I read here and there that people have been running games or programs without any problem, while I cannot even run any type of program at all.
Old 04-05-2003, 09:55 PM   #2
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I just downloaded this file


Then you have to

tar xvzf Wine-20030318.tar.gz

Then switch to the dir wine-20030318



you must not be root so in my case I had to do this in fstab as per advice from another forum member.

/dev/hda5 /mnt/windows vfat umask=022,gid=users,defaults 1 0

Download this file winesetuptk.rpm then

rpm -ivh winesetuptk.rpm

then startx if you are not already in gui

open console and winesetuptk

again you must not be root

I can get almost a lot of stuff to run. Most of the microsoft stuff seems to work I can even get a lot of games to work. There are some problems but its not too bad. Some of the stuff that is trying to use the network is not going to work from what I have seen but you should be able to run a lot of programs. Try minesweeper and some of the games and notepad first to see if it's set up right.

Hope this helps.
Old 04-14-2003, 12:08 PM   #3
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Thanks for your explanation.
It looks better now, less severe crashes, yet it still does not work.
I dont have any winesetuptk.rpm, and as you probably know, Slackware 9 does not really work with rpm's, it can, but it prefers packages like .tgz, or just plain sources. I will look to see if i can find and download a winesetuptk.rpm that will work with my wine which is from april already. Status so far: with your help , but unfortunately still without the winesetuptk.rpm I still cannot run things like mIRC, ICQ, IE, etc...
So.. i'll try n find that rpm now

thanks for your help so far though. I'll let you know what happened after i found the rpm
Old 04-14-2003, 12:24 PM   #4
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as i feared, the rpm does not work.
When i try to install the rpm as root, i get tons of dependencies that are missing, mainly because slackware does not have such a package system. I can't find any other source for slackware users to see how wine or winex needs to be installed.
I might try wineX, if that differs from the normal wine, but i fear it wont work either
thanks for your help though.
If you did get it to work with slackware 9, i wonder how you got the dependencies which let you install the rpm fine..

Old 04-14-2003, 12:28 PM   #5
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here i am again.
I just tested the slackware package thingy that comes with 9.0, which shows me what kind of dependencies and packages might be missing.
However, I got all the packages that it needs?
Things like /bin/mount, /bin/umount, etc are all in place, it just doesnt seem to see them...
if I can fix that problem, i might be able to install the winesetuptk.rpm
if anyone has any ideas, they're welcome
Old 04-14-2003, 01:48 PM   #6
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it seems you arent fully linux based yet, try just using linux and not windows programs on linux
Old 04-15-2003, 01:11 AM   #7
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ok, forget your windows partition...umount all windows partitions before you install wine, also XP dll's dont work with wine. Just install wine like you have no windows on your PC.
Old 09-21-2003, 08:45 AM   #8
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i dont know if thisthread is to old but here are sime links that might help you or someone else


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