Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: No program will run in Wine except notepad...help?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

    Red face No program will run in Wine except notepad...help?

    I'm fairly new to linux and just installed because i would like to join the linux community but am having trouble with wine.

    I installed Wine using the Synaptic Package Manager and everything went smoothly but now when i try and run any .exe except notepad.exe nothing works. iexplore.exe opens up but hangs and never completely finishes loading. utorrent.exe simply does nothing.... although if i go to System Monitor and check the processes it says utorrent.exe is "sleeping" and using the majority of my CPU.

    PLEASE HELP!!!

    Thanks

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    U.S.A.
    Beans
    4,164
    Distro
    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: No program will run in Wine except notepad...help?

    Did you actually install the applications in Wine or are you trying to run them from an existing Windows installation? Have you checked Wine's Application Database to see if they work in Wine (I can tell you Internet Explorer does not)?
    Last edited by cogadh; February 4th, 2011 at 12:16 AM. Reason: Man my grammar is terrible today!

    Linux User #355330 | Ubuntu User #15618 | Last.FM

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

    Re: No program will run in Wine except notepad...help?

    well i guess where i'm going wrong is i dont know how to install them in Wine. What i would like to install is utorrent.exe and all i do is check the box in properties allowing to run as an executable and then open the .exe.

    iexplore came in the program files folder when i installed Wine.

    How do i install them in Wine?

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    U.S.A.
    Beans
    4,164
    Distro
    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: No program will run in Wine except notepad...help?

    All you need to do to install applications in Wine is run the application's installer, just like you would in Windows. You may need to mark the installer as executable first, but you seem to have already figured that one out.

    The iexplore that comes with Wine is not really Internet Explorer, its really just there to "trick" applications that require IE into thinking it is actually there. You can use it as a semi-functional browser by opening a terminal and running "wine iexplore"

    Linux User #355330 | Ubuntu User #15618 | Last.FM

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

    Re: No program will run in Wine except notepad...help?

    Ok that makes sense. Thanks. Ill go check that the site you linked me to for compatibility with utorrent.exe because after i double-click on the installer it does nothing but still shows the process as sleeping.

    Thanks.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Warrensburg, MO USA Earth
    Beans
    1,321
    Distro
    Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

    Re: No program will run in Wine except notepad...help?

    There are plenty of torrent packages in linux to not need to run utorrent in wine. There's ktorrent, deluge, &


    just to name a few
    MY KID <<<<<<

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

    Re: No program will run in Wine except notepad...help?

    Thanks that helps. utorrent was probably the only thing i was going to use in wine. lol

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •