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March 1st, 2008, 05:23 AM
My problem is not trying to figure out how to install WINE but here are the steps I took:

1. Downloaded WINE package off of Ubuntu Homesite
2. Transfered to reliable USB device
3. Transfered package to Desktop
4. Opened package
5. ERROR MESSAGE: Dependency is not Satisfactory

Got a new version instalkled it but now I cant get to it because it wont show up in my menu. I CANT FIGURE OUT HOW TO RUN IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

March 1st, 2008, 05:30 AM
The error means that you're missing a dependency that WINE needs to run. If you can figure out what that dependency is, you should be able to download it and transfer it to the desired computer. It should tell you what the dependency is.

March 1st, 2008, 05:32 AM
Try installing wine from the repositories, this should install the proper dependencies, then update using the version you downloaded.

March 1st, 2008, 05:35 AM
Ok, just re-read your whole post.
The "dependency is not satisfactory" means that Wine needs other pieces of software (libraries) to be installed in order for it to run. Without direct internet connection, installing them can be a bit tricky. However, www.winehq.org should have some good how to for this case.

March 1st, 2008, 05:41 AM
Sorry for double posting

I have tried winehq but when I click on download for ubuntu it tells me to use my terminal to download the file which again without a direct internet connection is frustrating. I need wine to install a driver for my wireless card.

March 1st, 2008, 07:56 PM
Why do you need wine for your wireless?
What's your configuration?

March 1st, 2008, 08:33 PM
Uhh WINE will not help you with your wireless connection...

That's what NDISWrapper is for.

March 1st, 2008, 09:53 PM
Whats that?

March 1st, 2008, 10:04 PM
Google is your friend.. "I'm feeling lucky" of ndiswrapper returns...


NdisWrapper is a program that tries to work around linux not having native wireless support for some cards (mostly from companies who refuse to give the linux community sufficient resources to create a driver) by allowing the windows ones to be used and sort of hooking it into the linux system. Look around these forums or google for a good tutorial on how to use it or see the wiki/documentation on their website. I'd suggest looking in the ubuntu forums first, because the ndiswrapper website does not have a .deb or anything to install and wants you to compile instead, which is unnecessary on ubuntu. You should be able to find ndiswrapper by running synaptic and installing it there.

March 1st, 2008, 10:35 PM

March 2nd, 2008, 12:16 AM
that's why I asked you for your configuration. This forum has several threads on HP and Dell Wireless cards. I have a HP and had to use ndiswrapper, and it worked great! Also, search for your wireless model (i.e. Broadband 43xx).
Here are a few links that I researched prior to getting my wireless to work:


Hope these help.