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Daniel

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Applications start loading but then disappear.
« on: January 12, 2009, 07:17:52 pm »
I am running VL 5.9.1 SOHO. When I try to run certain applications such as Amarok, it shows on the taskbar that it is loading it but then it just disappears and doesn't come back. I recently got Wine and installed a game with it but it does the same thing. It says that it is loading and even shows the loading screen for the game but then it disappears. By the way, this game has been run on this same computer under Windows 98 successfully if that makes any difference.
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Re: Applications start loading but then disappear.
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2009, 07:43:41 pm »
Try using a terminal shell to launch the programs instead of using the launch icons. Often this will yield some helpful error messages. Post back what you see.

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Re: Applications start loading but then disappear.
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2009, 07:27:31 am »
I am running VL 5.9.1 SOHO. When I try to run certain applications such as Amarok, it shows on the taskbar that it is loading it but then it just disappears and doesn't come back.

Amarok always does that on its first instance of being loaded. You then click the applet and it appears. You can change that "feature" under Settings, Configure Amarok, Show Player Window.
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Re: Applications start loading but then disappear.
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2009, 04:14:09 pm »
Nightflier, how do I launch applications from a terminal. For instance, Wine.
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Re: Applications start loading but then disappear.
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2009, 06:16:14 pm »
open a terminal and type the program name...for this case is wine

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Re: Applications start loading but then disappear.
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2009, 06:55:30 pm »
When I try to run wine, it gives me this error:
wine: could not load L"C:\\windows\\system32\\PROGRAM.exe": Module not found
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Re: Applications start loading but then disappear.
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2009, 07:17:01 pm »
Have you tried this:

$ cd '.wine/drive_c/Games/Tron'
$ wine tron.exe

cd is to change directories to the one listed and then
the other line calls wine to start the program.

Have you checked that the program runs in wine by
looking at the wine database? It is located at winehq.org

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Re: Applications start loading but then disappear.
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2009, 08:22:20 pm »
I tried executing the .exe file for the game but it said "cannot execute binary file". I have tried to locate the game in the data base at winehq.org but either it wasn't there or I didn't use the search program correctly.
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Re: Applications start loading but then disappear.
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2009, 09:26:46 pm »
You can also google it.

linux gamename
wine gamename

Might get you some more information. If you did a search in the
winehq database then it more than possible it will not work.

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