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Author Topic: Help needed to run a Windows program using "Wine"...[SOLVED]  (Read 3783 times)

Cariboo

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Hello all,
I installed version 1.0-i586-1vl59 of wine and I want to run a little utility program,
called ICD (Internet Call Director), which is running under my WindowsXP
installation on the same machine.
When I open /home/reni/.wine with the File Manager I get screenshot wine-01.jpg.
I try to find the program which I know is installed at C:/Program Files
on the WindowsXP partition of my hard drive.
I can find all the files in C:/Windows (/home/reni/.wine/drive_c/windows,
see screenshot wine-05.jpg)
but I can't find any files in C:/Program Files (/home/reni/.wine/drive_c/Program Files,
see screenshots wine-03.jpg to wine-04.jpg)

Please, has somebody any idea what I'm doing wrong or what I have to do
to find the Windows programs? 
« Last Edit: July 13, 2008, 09:28:10 pm by Cariboo »
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bigpaws

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Re: Help needed to run a Windows program using "Wine"...
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2008, 07:23:19 pm »

Use as root updatedb wait for that to complete.

Then use locate <program name | less> which will
give you an idea where it is at.

Bigpaws
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nightflier

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Re: Help needed to run a Windows program using "Wine"...
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2008, 07:24:37 pm »

/home/reni/.wine/drive_c is not the same as your windows c-drive. It is a subdirectory in your Linux home directory which emulates your windows drive.

You need to install your program under wine. Run the installer from within Linux and see if that works.
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Cariboo

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Re: Help needed to run a Windows program using "Wine"...
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2008, 08:08:56 pm »

You need to install your program under wine. Run the installer from within Linux and see if that works.

Thanks nightflier,
The program I like to run under Linux is written for Windows and all I have is an *.exe file.
Sorry, but I have no clue what you mean I should do...? ::)
Which installer are you talking about?
How do a start that installer?
Can I just copy it to /home/reni/.wine?

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bigpaws

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Re: Help needed to run a Windows program using "Wine"...
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2008, 08:13:28 pm »

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Cariboo

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Re: Help needed to run a Windows program using "Wine"...
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2008, 09:26:57 pm »

http://wiki.winehq.org/FAQ
Bigpaws

Sorry for bothering you, Bigpaws, nightflier....Many thanks!
the Wiki answers all  my questions...
I think I can make it now :)
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Cariboo

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Re: Help needed to run a Windows program using "Wine"...
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2008, 09:43:39 pm »

Then use locate <program name | less> which will
give you an idea where it is at.
Bigpaws

Thanks
I noticed that the 'locate' command is:
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locate <program name> | lessCariboo
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trojan

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Re: Help needed to run a Windows program using "Wine"...[SOLVED]
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2008, 06:56:49 am »

I've been trying wine for age (not the alcholic stuff) . I could'nt get any game that required the CD to be in the drive while playing a game working.
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bigpaws

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Re: Help needed to run a Windows program using "Wine"...[SOLVED]
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2008, 09:50:33 am »

Wine is very well documented, with lots of websites
offering even more information.

Follow the link that was posted it should get the answers
you are looking for.

Bigpaws
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