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francois43
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how to install wine

Postby francois43 » Tue Apr 08, 2014 3:17 pm

Hi,

i am new to Mint, and understand Linux very basics. I have installed Mint next to Windows XP, thanks.
I like to have Wine. (need Winamp...). So I go to
"http://www.winehq.org/download/ubuntu",
and do the stuff under the heading: "Adding the WineHQ PPA Repository:" though I guess I need to end with <enter> after copy&paste... Also I guess I can close that Software Sources window now?

Then under the following header "Installing Wine:" I click on the link, which brings me a new window which is called LAUNCH APPLICATION and I need to choose an application to open the link with, but I am flabbergasted, what to do?

I tried other ways, and went into a terminal with "wine --version" which answers: "The program 'wine' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing:
sudo apt-get install wine1.4-i386"

That I did, but the result was that it reads packages, suggests which new packages will be installed and goes on with the following:
"Need to get 5,019 kB/110 MB of archives.
After this operation, 272 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]?"

I say Y and then it dumps the following:

"
Err http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/main winbind i386 2:3.6.3-2ubuntu2.1
404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.149 80]
Err http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-security/main winbind i386 2:3.6.3-2ubuntu2.1
404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.149 80]
Err http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-security/main libpam-winbind i386 2:3.6.3-2ubuntu2.1
404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.149 80]
Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/ ... 1_i386.deb 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.149 80]
Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/ ... 1_i386.deb 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.149 80]
E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with --fix-missing?
"

SO, WHAT IS WRONG?
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INFO about system:
inxi -Fxz
System: Host: francois43-HP-Compaq-dc7600-Small-Form-Factor Kernel: 3.2.0-23-generic i686 (32 bit, gcc: 4.6.3)
Desktop: Gnome Distro: Linux Mint 13 Maya
Machine: System: Hewlett-Packard product: HP Compaq dc7600 Small Form Factor
Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 09F8h Bios: Hewlett-Packard version: 786D1 v01.61 date: 07/01/2009
CPU: Dual core Intel Pentium D CPU (-MCP-) cache: 2048 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 vmx) bmips: 11969.9
Clock Speeds: 1: 2400.00 MHz 2: 2400.00 MHz
Graphics: Card: Intel 82945G/GZ Integrated Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0
X.Org: 1.11.3 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1024x768@60.0hz
GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 945G x86/MMX/SSE2 GLX Version: 1.4 Mesa 8.0.2 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio: Card: Intel N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: 1.0.24
Network: Card: Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5752 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express driver: tg3 ver: 3.121 bus-ID: 3f:00.0
IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives: HDD Total Size: 1081.9GB (27.0% used) 1: /dev/sda Maxtor_6Y080M0 82.0GB 40C

2: USB /dev/sdb Backup_Drive 1000.0GB 0C
Partition: ID: / size: 34G used: 4.2G (14%) fs: ext4 ID: swap-1 size: 3.21GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
Sensors: Error: You do not have the sensors app installed.
Info: Processes: 142 Uptime: 4:47 Memory: 537.7/3017.3MB Runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: 4.6.3 Client: Shell inxi: 1.7.33

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Re: how to install wine

Postby karlchen » Tue Apr 08, 2014 3:43 pm

Hello, francois43.

You have subject yourself to muuch too much hassle in order to install Wine.
Launch Synaptic package manager.
Locate Wine 1.4.1. Select it for installation. Click [Apply].
Once Wine has been installed launch winecfg from the [Menu] => Wine submenu.
Done.

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Re: how to install wine

Postby gtsfer » Tue Apr 08, 2014 3:44 pm

I hate to suggest something so simple, but.... have you tried installing Wine using Package Manager (Synaptic)? Just enter "wine" in search box, click on it and select "install". You really shouldn't have to add PPAs even in LM 13 if I'm not mistaken.

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Re: how to install wine

Postby Previous1 » Tue Apr 08, 2014 4:07 pm

Wine 1.4.1 is pretty old though. Easiest way:

http://www.playonlinux.com
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Re: how to install wine

Postby Mark Phelps » Wed Apr 09, 2014 3:54 pm

Before you go to a LOT more work, read through the WineHQ page link on WinAMP -- you'll see it has a lot of problems: http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=2723

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Re: how to install wine

Postby Previous1 » Wed Apr 09, 2014 4:05 pm

What do you need WineAMP for anyway? There are several alternatives: aqualung, clementine, vlc, ....

Just curious.
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Re: how to install wine

Postby francois43 » Sun Apr 13, 2014 6:14 am

karlchen wrote:Hello, francois43.

You have subject yourself to muuch too much hassle in order to install Wine.
Launch Synaptic package manager.
Locate Wine 1.4.1. Select it for installation. Click [Apply].
Once Wine has been installed launch winecfg from the [Menu] => Wine submenu.
Done.

Kind regards,
Karl


Hi,

thanks for responding so constructively.
Somehow, my Mint experience is not so good. I installed and it was ok. But I did not find a good introduction. Well, yes, how to use commands in a terminal. But we live in a graphic world and I did not find an introduction how to go around using Mint. So, how to know when en how to use a package manager? Let alone one called Synaptic...

Somehow my system now updated and... !! i have now Kubuntu (I think...) with KDE menu and so on. I do not like it at all.

Acually, I never asked to change Mint, and do not understand how this may have happened.

Can you tell me how to start with proper and pure simple Mint, please?

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Re: how to install wine

Postby Pierre » Sun Apr 13, 2014 6:28 am

KDE is fine, just as Mate is also ok to use.

- it is easy to change each "shell" by adding it into the mix & selecting which one,
from the log-in menu, before actually logging-in.

- synapic is easy to use, once you have gotten the hang of the way it works. ..

- as well as Wine, have a look at it's commercial equivalent:
https://www.codeweavers.com/products/windowsmac/

- wine is the open source <free> version, & Cx is the paid version,
each has it's merits, & some software works better on one than the other.
- it's worth having both, to play with ..

- support flows in both directions, as do any bug fix(s)
so, supporting Cx, also helps out the wine project.
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Re: how to install wine

Postby francois43 » Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:34 am

it is not as easy as that...
I just found some preference that I could change so after that the login shows me various choices which desktop to choose. However, before that I never saw any choice presented at all.



Pierre wrote:KDE is fine, just as Mate is also ok to use.

- it is easy to change each "shell" by adding it into the mix & selecting which one,
from the log-in menu, before actually logging-in.

- synapic is easy to use, once you have gotten the hang of the way it works. ..

- as well as Wine, have a look at it's commercial equivalent:
https://www.codeweavers.com/products/windowsmac/

- wine is the open source <free> version, & Cx is the paid version,
each has it's merits, & some software works better on one than the other.
- it's worth having both, to play with ..

- support flows in both directions, as do any bug fix(s)
so, supporting Cx, also helps out the wine project.


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