View Full Version : [ubuntu] Wine wont run programs Ubuntu 9.10

March 8th, 2010, 06:37 AM
I installed a few windows programs with Wine however they dont start up. When I click on them in the Wine folder, a tab on the bottom of the screen says Opening "program name" then it just sits there then disappears and the program doesn't open. However if I click uninstall for the certain program it opens up and lets me uninstall it. Whats going on?

March 8th, 2010, 07:52 AM
this happened to me because I hadn't run the .exe installer in wine. I reinstalled by opening the installer in wine and it fixed it...hope this helps!

Mark Phelps
March 8th, 2010, 11:35 PM
Wine is real hit-and-miss for MS Windows apps.

Just to make sure you didn't install apps that do NOT work with Wine, you should go to the WineHQ Application Compatibility website below and do searches for the names and versions of your apps:


Ratings of Garbage mean that your apps are NOT going to work, no matter what you do.