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can't get wine 1.1.18 to work in Deep Thought 4.2
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dboblet

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PostPosted: Fri 10 Apr 2009, 15:05    Post subject:  can't get wine 1.1.18 to work in Deep Thought 4.2  

I successfully upgraded from mipup 4.12 to deep thought 4.2. I love the new version but I can't get wine to work (wine-1.1.18-prescott_420.sfs file). I put the file in the right folder, and got the add menue on bootup. So I added and clicked ok, then re-booted. It seems to be there, but isn't activated (??) or at least it isn't working. I've tried to use a simple windows based exe file (worked in 4.12) but doesn't work in 4.2. How do I activate wine?
Thanks,
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PostPosted: Fri 10 Apr 2009, 15:09    Post subject:  

Through the boot manager if you have a frugal install.
Put the wine sfs in /mnt/home and do the correct selection in the boot manager.

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PostPosted: Sat 11 Apr 2009, 01:58    Post subject:  

Thanks, did, done, no joy. That is the step I followed to begin with. It **Seems** to work as far as loading in the files and such, but it simply won't function.
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PostPosted: Sat 11 Apr 2009, 03:57    Post subject:  

In fact you didn't report the most important point, being the type of installation you have. Frugal or Full.
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PostPosted: Sat 11 Apr 2009, 04:00    Post subject:  

Also why did you start 2 posts for the same question.
It's frustration for those who try to help.

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PostPosted: Sat 11 Apr 2009, 08:48    Post subject:  

Béèm, dboblet probably didn't do it on purpose. Double posts like this happen sometimes, I don't know why. I delete one if I catch it before anyone has responded.
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PostPosted: Sat 11 Apr 2009, 10:20    Post subject:  

silly me, I thought it was obvious that it is a frugal install. Sorry for the double post, can't figure out how that happened, but since I've gotten replies to both posts I'm responding in both threads, more work for me as well.
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PostPosted: Sat 11 Apr 2009, 11:48    Post subject:  

Hello dboblet

dboblet wrote:

How do i activate wine?

You could try the following.

Open a console/terminal
and enter: winecfg
then hit the Enter button,
you should get something like the image below (winecfg.jpg)
You can just click on OK and it will close that window.
That's it, wine is now "Activated"

Another useful command is: winefile
if you type that at a console/terminal,
you will get similar to the image below (winefile.jpg)

Rather than having to run these commands from the console/terminal
you could create menu entries for them.
Here is the contents of my .desktop files that do just that. (It puts them in the Utility section of the menu.)

All you need to do is create the two files:
wine-config.desktop
wine-file.desktop
in: /usr/share/applications
then copy & paste the code below into them.
I am even supplying an icon for you (winecfg.png), put that in: /usr/share/pixmaps
When you have done that run Refresh Menus from the menu.

/usr/share/applications/wine-config.desktop

Code:

[Desktop Entry]
Encoding=UTF-8
Name=Wine Config
Icon=/usr/share/pixmaps/winecfg.png
Comment=Wine Configure GUI
Exec=/usr/bin/winecfg
Terminal=false
Type=Application
Categories=Utility
GenericName=Wine Configure GUI


/usr/share/applications/wine-file.desktop

Code:

[Desktop Entry]
Encoding=UTF-8
Name=Wine File
Icon=/usr/share/pixmaps/winecfg.png
Comment=Wine File Browser
Exec=/usr/bin/winefile
Terminal=false
Type=Application
Categories=Utility
GenericName=Wine File Browser


You can set wine to open .exe files by doing the following:
Right click on a .exe file, and from the menu that appears select: Set Run Action
where it say's: Enter a shell command
Make it so that it looks like that in the image below. (set_run_action.jpg)
Then click on: Use Command
Now whenever you click on a .exe file, wine should open/run it.

Although it is sometimes better to use winefile then navigate to the .exe file and double click on it.

Hope this helps
CatDude
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PostPosted: Sat 11 Apr 2009, 13:25    Post subject:  

Flash wrote:
Béèm, dboblet probably didn't do it on purpose. Double posts like this happen sometimes, I don't know why. I delete one if I catch it before anyone has responded.
Yes it could be due to the forum syndrome.

The forum is flaky lately I know. But I delete my double post then to avoid confusion.

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