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Wine idles when opening .exe

Postby aki90 on Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:19 pm

Hey guys... I've installed this OS a few days ago and it's already the 3rd time that i'm writing here XD
This time I have a question about Wine. I've installed it and had no problems with that, but it doesn't work... or maybe I'm still missing something. The fact is that if I try to open an .exe file with this app (or as i've read- compatibily layer), I have no concrete results. On the bottom panel I have for some seconds the icon "opening nameofthefile.exe", but then it disappears without giving me even a warning window or something.

I've checked through the internet for possible solutions, but didn't find anything useful for me- or at least nothing understandable, since my linux-level, as you've probably understood already, is really basic.

So... maybe someone can help me with that :)
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Re: Wine idles when opening .exe

Postby karlchen on Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:51 pm

Hello, aki90.

A good starting point for beginners are the psychocat's webpages. Psychocat has got a page on Wine as well, Using Wine on Ubuntu. As Ubuntu and Linux Mint are twins, what is true for Wine on Ubuntu is true for Wine on Linux Mint as well.

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Re: Wine idles when opening .exe

Postby Flemur on Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:40 pm

What win-app are you trying to run? Some of them are easy and work with default wine install, others take some mucking around, and some don't work at all. See http://www.winehq.org/ for info on your app.

In a terminal:

$ wine yourappname.exe

and see what it says.
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