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Help using Wine

Postby dnmint » Thu Jul 24, 2008 4:36 am

I have downloaded & installed Wine with the sloping glass in my menu.
I dot know or able to decipher what all it can do & how.
For example if I have a window driver for a webcam, can Wine help me working in Mint?
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Re: Help using Wine

Postby 67GTA » Sun Jul 27, 2008 5:49 pm

I'm not quite sure what your asking. Wine implements a Windows API on top of Linux so you can run Windows applications in Linux. It won't let you install Windows drivers to run hardware in Linux.
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Re: Help using Wine

Postby dnmint » Sun Jul 27, 2008 9:24 pm

How do I configure Wine?
Can it do the same things ndiswrapper does? If so, how do I proceed?
Is there any demo -tutorial on using Wine for whatever it does?
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Re: Help using Wine

Postby 67GTA » Sun Jul 27, 2008 10:38 pm

Ndiswrapper and wine are two different things. Ndiswrapper lets you use windows drivers for wireless cards without Linux support. Wine lets you run Windows software in Linux. Wine has nothing to do with Windows drivers. In short, wine is a Windows emulator. Linux will not natively run Windows software. Wine lets you install something like Microsoft Office, or Windows games in Linux. To get it started, run

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winecfg
in a terminal. It will show up in your menu then. Then you can click on a Microsoft executable file(.exe), and wine will emulate a Windows environment and try to install it. Not all software will work. Most people use wine to install and play their favorite Windows games in Linux. You can look at the wine webpage for more info: http://www.winehq.org/ There is also a Wine sub category at the Ubuntu forums with lots of help and tutorials: http://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=313
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Re: Help using Wine

Postby dnmintLM » Mon Jul 28, 2008 1:07 am

Thanks. I am travlling- on my return I will try.
Can it run Bridgebaseonline in Linux?
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Re: Help using Wine

Postby 67GTA » Mon Jul 28, 2008 1:43 am

Partially: http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.p ... ingId=8904 You can search for applications on the wine website, or ask for help on the wine forums. There are workarounds for many wine bugs.
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