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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, 08:28:10 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, 06:23:19 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.

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Re: Help needed to run a Windows program using "Wine"...
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2008, 06:24:37 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.

Cariboo

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Re: Help needed to run a Windows program using "Wine"...
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2008, 07:08:56 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, 07:13:28 pm »

Cariboo

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Re: Help needed to run a Windows program using "Wine"...
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2008, 08:26:57 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, 08:43:39 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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Re: Help needed to run a Windows program using "Wine"...[SOLVED]
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2008, 05:56:49 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.

bigpaws

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Re: Help needed to run a Windows program using "Wine"...[SOLVED]
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2008, 08:50:33 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