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Wine for a Linux noob
« on: June 12, 2009, 02:44:07 AM »
Right I'm running SUSE 11.1 (don't ask me for more details because you'll have to explain to me what it is and how to find it), and I can't find Wine. So I've thought to myself, ok maybe I need to download it. Nope I just get "Wine should already be installed at directory: *somewhere* (I'm on Windows atm how am I supposed to remember where its meant to be?). I can download components and general odds and sods but I don't get it. Am I missing something?

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  • Where is Wine?
  • How to get Wine?
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Re: Wine for a Linux noob
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2009, 02:57:11 AM »
Within SuSE, find YaST (Yet Another Setup Tool).  Find the program selection (may be called package management - it's been so long since I used SuSE  - version 5? - I suspect it's changed a bit!) and search for Wine there.
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Re: Wine for a Linux noob
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2009, 03:31:01 AM »
Yeah, I last used Version 8 and it was pretty obvious back then.
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Re: Wine for a Linux noob
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2009, 05:12:19 AM »
If none of the above works, find a SuSE RPM (if there is one) from the official Wine site and install it with rpm.
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Re: Wine for a Linux noob
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2009, 12:20:02 PM »
right, I have now discovered YaST and installed wine. I will probably be back later asking how to use it.
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Re: Wine for a Linux noob
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2009, 12:32:42 PM »
Well done!
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Re: Wine for a Linux noob
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2009, 12:39:50 PM »
Just as I thought I'm back!

How do I configure Wine?
Can I open wine without a target i.e. for configuring?
I have no idea how to open wine without opening a .exe file at the same time.
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« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2009, 03:09:26 PM »
In most installations, Wine installs a configuration link in your KDE/Gnome menu.  But I never use Wine, so that's about as much as I can say on the subject.  There are probably some command line options, but you may need to read the manual...
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Re: Wine for a Linux noob
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2009, 11:19:11 PM »
No problem found it.
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