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Wine EXE issue SOLVED

Postby David-C » Fri Apr 01, 2011 3:32 pm

Hello. I have just updated my 10.10 edition of Linux mint. Thereafter I installed Wine. However, I am having several issues with it. When I try to load windows EXE files it gives me the following error message:

The file '/media/Local Disk/ZIP/PC/Example.exe' is not marked as executable. If this was downloaded or copied from an untrusted source, it may be dangerous to run. For more details, read about the executable bit.

I honestly can't make heads or tails of what I have to do in order to give permission for EXE files. I have tried going into the EXE files properties and tick the permission, but it just automatically unticks itself straight away. No EXE file seems to associate itself with Wiine or the Wine icon either, despite me having set it to do so in the EXE's properties. This is the case with every Windows executable. I have never had this issue with previous Linux distros or Wine. Any "newbie" help would be appreciated.
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Re: Wine EXE issue

Postby altair4 » Fri Apr 01, 2011 3:46 pm

The problem isn't wine it's something called "cautious-launcher".

Give this a shot:

Right click on an *.exe file
Then select Properties -> Open With -> Add -> Use a custom command > Then type in: wine
Back in the "Open With" tab mark the "wine" you just added as the default.

There's going to be another wine in that tab but that one has cautious-launcher embedded in it. Yours will not.
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Re: Wine EXE issue

Postby David-C » Fri Apr 01, 2011 4:03 pm

altair4 wrote:The problem isn't wine it's something called "cautious-launcher".

Give this a shot:

Right click on an *.exe file
Then select Properties -> Open With -> Add -> Use a custom command > Then type in: wine
Back in the "Open With" tab mark the "wine" you just added as the default.

There's going to be another wine in that tab but that one has cautious-launcher embedded in it. Yours will not.


Many thanks. I have followed this and it has solved the issue.

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Re: Wine EXE issue SOLVED

Postby yozsa » Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:04 pm

Hi
This is my original post viewtopic.php?f=47&t=88186

I tried what you said but when I come to open with it doesnt let me to select add without selecting any other programe

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Re: Wine EXE issue SOLVED

Postby altair4 » Thu Dec 08, 2011 5:12 pm

Things have changed in recent versions of Ubuntu / Gnome.

Open Nautilus as root:

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gksu nautilus /usr/share/applications


Look for the wine program loader then Right Click > select Properties

In the "Command" box change this:

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cautious-launcher %f wine start /unix

to this:

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wine start /unix
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Re: Wine EXE issue SOLVED

Postby Ronjoe » Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:43 pm

As an additional note, I'd like to point out that Linux file attributes don't work in an NTFS filesystem. You should try ticking the executable box after moving it to Linux's filesystem.

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Re: Wine EXE issue SOLVED

Postby altair4 » Fri Dec 09, 2011 7:26 am

Ronjoe wrote:As an additional note, I'd like to point out that Linux file attributes don't work in an NTFS filesystem. You should try ticking the executable box after moving it to Linux's filesystem.

The thing is that wine does not care or is even capable of determining whether a given file has a Linux executable bit set. Ubuntu created "cautious-launcher" that checks because they forgot that this is Linux and the user will always find a way around this sort of thing.
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