1. Post #1
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    September 2007
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    I am newish to linux and was wondering how I would get access to wine and then how to use it, I am using Linux mint 8 64bit edition

  2. Post #2
    MasterF3n's Avatar
    September 2008
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    You should find it under Linux Mints software manager.

    Don't expect everything to work with it.

    Wine
    Isn't
    AN
    Emulator.
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    Okay well thanks

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    OMG snip
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  5. Post #5
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    Okay go to terminal and type
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install wine
    If I remember correctly then you will have the option to open with wine for .exes.
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    Surely thats sudo apt-get install wine
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  7. Post #7
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    November 2009
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    Wine
    Isn't
    AN
    Emulator.
    It's ...
    Wine
    Is
    Not
    an
    Emulator.
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  8. Post #8
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    or sudo yum install

  9. Post #9
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    July 2009
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    or sudo yum install
    Uh he said linux mint, which is based off Ubuntu which is based off Debian which uses the debian package format along with apt package management. Yum fits nowhere into this stack.

    Long story short, no that won't work.
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    Surely thats sudo apt-get install wine
    Dang you and actually knowing what you are talking about. Yeah incredibly new to linux here.

  11. Post #11
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    March 2008
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    Go to http://www.winehq.org/, and they have guides for most software(Look in AppDB). You might also want to install PlayOnLinux, just google it.

  12. Post #12
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    July 2009
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    Code:
    # package manager install thing wine
    # winecfg
    # wine /path/to/installer
    If you're running gnome or something like (don't know if it does it for KDE) you'll have a nice desktop icon and you just double click that sucker.

    If something breaks go the the appDB and find the program and look at the fixes.

    http://appdb.winehq.org/

    You might want to look at the appDB before installing so you don't waste your time.

  13. Post #13
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    Remember to add the sources for Wine too. They aren't in Ubutnu/ Mint by default I doubt.

  14. Post #14
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    Code:
    # package manager install thing wine
    # winecfg
    # wine /path/to/installer
    If you're running gnome or something like (don't know if it does it for KDE) you'll have a nice desktop icon and you just double click that sucker.

    If something breaks go the the appDB and find the program and look at the fixes.

    http://appdb.winehq.org/

    You might want to look at the appDB before installing so you don't waste your time.
    It adds an icon to the Desktop for KDE too.
    However, KDE doesn't directly display icons on the desktop, so you'd use the Folder View Plasmoid and set it to show the contents of ~/Desktop

    Actually, you can configure it to show icons, but it's not the default.

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  16. Post #16
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    Dennab
    July 2008
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    Remember to add the sources for Wine too. They aren't in Ubutnu/ Mint by default I doubt.
    they are in *buntu, but they're not in debian by default.

  17. Post #17
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    July 2009
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    Why is he running Mint 8? Mint 9 has been out for a month now...

    And wine just takes a sudo apt-get install wine to install it.

    I don't expect anything to work with it at all, and half the time, i'm right. Crossover works much better, and I got the full version for free when codeweavers was giving it away for free.
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    Why is he running Mint 8? Mint 9 has been out for a month now...

    And wine just takes a sudo apt-get install wine to install it.

    I don't expect anything to work with it at all, and half the time, i'm right. Crossover works much better, and I got the full version for free when codeweavers was giving it away for free.
    it's true, crossover does work better.
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  19. Post #19
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    Why is he running Mint 8? Mint 9 has been out for a month now...

    And wine just takes a sudo apt-get install wine to install it.

    I don't expect anything to work with it at all, and half the time, i'm right. Crossover works much better, and I got the full version for free when codeweavers was giving it away for free.
    There are some random compatibility issues with 9 on some systems. My friend recently reverted back to 8 as well.

  20. Post #20
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    July 2009
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    There's some random compatibility issues with 9 on some systems. My friend recently reverted back to 8 as well.
    Mint 5 through Mint 8 work flawlessly on my laptop, but Mint 9 made me blacklist all included graphics drivers, and install the newest nvidia binaries before it would work correctly. the 32-bit and 64-bit versions both fail to boot into the livecd without xforcevesa.

  21. Post #21
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    October 2007
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    It would still be good to add the sources as with wine it is kinda good to be on the cutting edge, I had to go to wine 1.2.44 to get riven working on my ubuntu 10.4 install.

    Also if you are wondering, all your windows/wine related files should be in ~/.wineprefix (or maybe ~/.wine I cant remember)

    Good luck!

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    September 2007
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    Also if you are wondering, all your windows/wine related files should be in ~/.wineprefix (or maybe ~/.wine I cant remember)
    ~/.wine/drive_c/ should be where most crap is I think.
    I haven't used WINE in a while so I'm not sure that's the exact path.

  23. Post #23
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    Dennab
    July 2008
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    ~/.wine/drive_c/ should be where most crap is I think.
    I haven't used WINE in a while so I'm not sure that's the exact path.
    I remember it changed a few releases ago, it's either it used to be ~.wine/drive_c/ and is now ~/.wine/c drive/ or the other way around.

  24. Post #24
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    You should find it under Linux Mints software manager.

    Don't expect everything to work with it.

    Wine
    Isn't
    AN
    Emulator.
    Wine
    Isn't
    AN
    Emulator. =/= Wine doesn't work.

    Or at least your quote sounded like that it means this.

    Edited:

    I remember it changed a few releases ago, it's either it used to be ~.wine/drive_c/ and is now ~/.wine/c drive/ or the other way around.
    It was /drive_c/ as far as I can remember.
    Might be some distributional preference.

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  26. Post #26
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    September 2007
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    WINE doesn't run on 64bit systems without 32bit libs. I'm not sure if Mint allows you to install it.