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Link to this post 16 Feb 10

Hello everyone, I have this problem that has been bugging me all day. I am using Wine and it wont start up. You see the progress of the cursor loading Wine, but after a couple of minutes everything goes back to normal and nothing happens. I tried reinstalling it but no luck. The only time when it opens is when I use Terminal. Is there something wrong?

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Link to this post 17 Feb 10

Can you please tell us what distibution your are using and what command and/or menu entry you are trying to launch that won't start wine?

Generally to start the installation and configuration of an application in wine you use the wincfg command which launches a GUI for setup. After that you can open an installed program by running "wine {path to executable}" or in most cases wine makes menu entries for the installed programs on your desktop.

Link to this post 17 Feb 10

I am using Fedora Core 11 64bit. The command that I got to use is

wine (path to exe)

Then it installs but I always have to use Terminal to use Wine. Do I have to do anything in the wineconfig?

Link to this post 17 Feb 10

wine only includes the 32-bit libraries, it will only work if it is on a multi-lib system, which I do not know if fedora is true 64-bit or multi-lib.

The winecfg command opens a pretty self explanatory gui that allows you to setup per application of global setting for applications and you must use it to install the applications.

Link to this post 17 Feb 10

Does that mean I can't use Wine with GUI interface? I mean, my brother has Fedora Core 11 64bit and runs Wine perfectly. I wish I could ask but we don't get along very well.

Link to this post 17 Feb 10

The extent of my wine use with a GUI is when I ran winecfg, have you run that command yet?

My understanding from my limit use of it is that the configuration portion uses a GUI, but the applications themselves create their own windows so it should require no additional user interface from wine.

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