[Solved] Wine problem

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[Solved] Wine problem

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Hi! I am running Linux Mint 17 Xfce. I installed Wine because I need it just for one small portable program. When I run it for the first time it asked me to install Mono and Gecko packages. Everything was perfect. Now I try to open this program and it takes 2 minutes to start it. I tried to reinstall Wine but the situation is the same. What should I do?
Thank you for your help!
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Re: Wine problem

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Hi,

what is the program you are trying to run?
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Re: Wine problem

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for one small portable program.

A mysterious program!

When I run it for the first time it asked me to install Mono and Gecko packages.

So, did you install them or not? (Don't unless you need them. (they're for a browser, I think)).

Everything was perfect. Now I try to open this program and it takes 2 minutes to start it.

What happened between "perfect" and messed up?

I tried to reinstall Wine but the situation is the same. What should I do?

Perhaps you should do whatever you did to reach the "perfect" state you previously had...?

Anyway, delete your ~/.wine directory, "Create a New .wine Directory*", reinstall the program, don't install mono or gecko, and give more info when asking for help.
*http://forum.winehq.org/viewtopic.php?t=103
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Re: Wine problem

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It's not unusual for a Win app to take a while to run under Wine.

You have to remember that you are trying to run a foreign program that is written for a completely different OS that natively Linux does not understand. That's the job Wine does. It basically tricks the Win app into thinking it's being installed onto a Win machine, when it's not. This takes more resources, ram, cpu and hence time to complete. For many Win apps, Wine does a pretty good job, albeit eventually.

If you don't have a modern PC, the delay from when you launch the program until it actually launches can seem like ages!
I have a fairly modern PC, with which I have but one Win app installed. Unfortunately I haven't found one Linux alternative that comes close, so it stays. The only version of Wine that it works with is 1.4. It doesn't play at all nice with later versions. So, for me, the trade off is: I keep the Win app using v1.4 even though it takes ages to load; or, as I don't have Windows installed, I go without that app.

Ultimately, the best option really is to either find a comparable Linux version of the Win app you have, or dual-boot between Linux and Windows.
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Re: Wine problem

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Right click on the program, and at the top it will probably say "open with mono runtime." That's what it's using when you double click it. Instead, right click, select properties, go to "open with" tab and select Wine then set as default. Close and then double click the program and it should behave as before.

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Re: Wine problem

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I sorry. I really should have provided more information on the matter.
PatH57 wrote:what is the program you are trying to run?
It is called soapcalc.exe wich is a program which calculates the amount of essential oils and other ingridients you should use when making handmade soap.
When I installed wine for the first time and run this programm for the first time it downloaded Gecko and Mono and the program worked very well and it took her 5 seconds to start. The next day I tried to run the program and it took two minutes. I checked wine settings and there were no Mono or Gecko installed. That's why I tried to reinstall wine. I was hoping it would install Gecko and Mono once again and my program would run fast and smooth again. But after reinstalling it nothing happened.
Flemur wrote:What happened between "perfect" and messed up?
Nothing. That's the strange part.

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Re: Wine problem

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Solved!
I downloaded the same program, the same version and it works! It seems the file I had before was broken somehow. So if any of you have such a problem and reinstalling wine and deleting the /.wine folder doesn't work, maybe try do download the program you are trying to run anew.
Sorry for taking your time.

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