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  1. #11
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    Default Re: How to run Windows programs

    Make sure that you run winecfg after installing wine and before doing anything else. This will allow you to set up all those Windo$ stuff (registry etc.)
    Also, make sure that you remove the manually created .wine directory before doing this.
    Code:
    rm -fr $HOME/.wine
    winecfg
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    OK. I got everything working, as far as I can tell. Everything I've tried appears to be working. Te program and data files are not where I would like them, but that's a small thing. The only problem seems to be the horrible fonts. Is there anything I can do about that?

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    I think the reason you got the error you mentioned earlier (the EXE not loading) was due to you being in the Home directory. I got the same error on my system when I tried to install a Windows program in the Home folder. Fortunately, moving the EXE to the Desktop folder and then using Wine worked.
    "Darkness called But I was on the phone, so I missed him. I tried to *69 Darkness, but his machine picked up. I yelled "Pick up the phone, Darkness!," but he ignored me. Darkness must have been screening his calls."

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    I currently use only 100% native Linux apps, but there was a time when I needed to install Microsoft Office 2007 in Linux (now I only use Open Office).

    The program is called "Crossover Linux" and is a supported (non-free) version of WINE with a lot of professional extras. Most of the windows programs I installed worked flawlessly.

    Windows Applications Seamlessly Integrated on your Linux desktop - CrossOver Linux - CodeWeavers

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    So is there a way to improve the grainy fonts?

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    Default Re: How to run Windows programs

    Try copying your windows fonts in to:
    ./wine/drive_c/windows/Fonts
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    Copied all 458 fonts over, but still the same

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    I have a question on this, I installed Wine a few weeks ago on suse. I installed the latest version, access my windows installation fine, getting it to run wordpad and notepad is fine. I can also navigate to other windows directories using the Bash, getting there, then using wine to open the application, however if I go run a program like Adobe Audition CS2, Adobe Photoshop 7, Microsoft office 2002/xp none of these applications work, the gui loads, then it shows a windows crash error. I've looked around online but am not confident in how to fix this, am I doing something wrong, I have tried switching to SU before running the appz, but the same problem.

    Thanks
    Alex

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    Default Re: How to run Windows programs

    -welcome-

    let me suggest you start trying to break the Redmond habit..we have
    here free wordpad and notpad like programs (try kwrite or gedit,
    depending on if you installed KDE or Gnome)...that run faster and are
    much more configurable than anything you have probably seen before..

    GIMP runs rings around Photoshop in WINE....Office? try OpenOffice

    other things, have a look here:
    http://linuxappfinder.com/
    http://jjmacey.net/blog/?p=179
    http://www.osalt.com/
    http://www.linuxrsp.ru/win-lin-soft/table-eng.html
    http://www.freshmeat.org/
    http://www.freshmeat.org/

    sure, take your time....if you can't live without notpad today, then
    use it...but, broaden your horizons and you will see there is no need
    to hang on to last century's software (especially if it is ugly)..

    and, if you must use proprietary software from near Seattle, do *not*
    assume switching to run as root will ever solve anything (more often
    than not, it will *cause* problems...) instead ASK before you run as
    root....

    and before asking, do some self study/research at
    http://en.opensuse.org/Wine
    http://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Aopensuse.org+wine
    http://www.winehq.org/

    (and, tell me please, why do so many new folks come here thinking that
    running as root is the answer to their problem??)

    --
    palladium

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