How to correctly run wine

another openSUSE noob question,

I am running openSuse 11 and i found wine in the ‘Software Management’ section. I installed it, but i do not know how to work it. I found some command lines that were supposed to access the game/app in windows, but i am certain i did it incorrectly.

If someone could please help me out with guided instructions it would be greatly appreciated.

I mainly plan on using wine for various online poker clients, Counter Strike, World of warcraft, and some video software.


To run an application you need to provide the full path to where it’s
installed in your user wine directory (~/.wine) for example;

wine ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/notepad.exe

If you have installed programs via a setup program eg;

wine setup.exe

It should be installed in the ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/ directory
(the ~/ is shorthand for /home/username directory) you would then run
it via;

wine ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/some_program/some_program.exe

There is also a utility called winecfg for configuration.

Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
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well alot of the things you said were right over my head haha,

but the notepad line of code brought up a notebook app, so i guess i have wine installed correctly or else that wouldnt work

for instance, when i look under my filesystem i find all my windows files including:

/windows/C/Program Files/World of Warcraft/wow.exe
/windows/C/Program Files/Full Tilt Poker/FullTiltPoker.exe

now what is the command line that i must construct to open these thru wine? I have been messing with it throughout the day and i just get message after message about how the files cannot be found

Thanks for your help :slight_smile:

In that case you need to enclose in “path/name.exe” eg;

wine "/windows/C/WINDOWS/notepad.exe"

wine "/windows/C/Program Files/World of Warcraft/wow.exe"

wine "/windows/C/Program Files/Full Tilt Poker/FullTiltPoker.exe"

Now if they are setup programs they will install under your home
directory ~/.wine so you would need to look down in this directory for
the application.

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