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June 25th, 2008, 06:06 AM
Ok, I've installed Wine but it doesn't appear in my app list.
Thanks for help.

June 25th, 2008, 06:07 AM
well then u probaqbly didnt install it right..

June 25th, 2008, 06:10 AM
Ok, but I've removed it and reinstalled it twice.
ANy Help?

June 25th, 2008, 06:12 AM
Did you install the wine directly from Wine's repositories?
I've noticed that the ubuntu wine gives you the desktop integration but the wine wine (lol) doesn't.
What I ended up doing was installing ubuntus' wine 0.9.59 then upgraded to wine 1.0 from wine's repository after I enabled it.

Anyway, It's possible you do have wine just without the gnome menus.


wine --version

in a terminal and see what comes out.

June 25th, 2008, 06:15 AM
leandro@Gopulgafre:~$ wine --version
preloader: Warning: failed to reserve range 00000000-60000000

But I could see it before. I uninstalled and reinstalled but now I can't see it anymore. I've already done:

sudo apt-get purge wine

and reinstalled

and also removed the .wine folder and reinstalled.

June 25th, 2008, 06:22 AM
i've never seen the purpose for having an entry in the menus for Wine seeing as it's primarily a command line app. so just open up a terminal and type:

wine <filename.exe>

remember to replace <filename.exe> with the Windows executable you're wanting to run through Wine

June 25th, 2008, 06:24 AM
No, when it was in the Menu, I could access to all the programs I had installed with it.

June 25th, 2008, 06:27 AM
There might be problems with wine too:
You might want to upgrade wine.

Your error message seems similar to what was observed in the thread below:


I'm honestly not sure how to enable the menu though.

June 25th, 2008, 06:30 AM
No, that's not my problem.
And though it was, Why can't I see it now?

June 25th, 2008, 06:54 AM

June 25th, 2008, 07:04 AM
Before looking for complicated answers, try :

Right click on the menu bar > Edit Menus

Is wine in the list of possible menu items, and is it checked?

June 25th, 2008, 07:06 AM
No, it's not.
What could be happening?

June 25th, 2008, 07:27 AM
I don't know why Wine isn't there, but if you have installed Wine correctly, you can create a Wine menu like this.

Right click on menu bar > Edit Menus > New Menu > name your new menu "Wine" and add a comment (eg "Run Windows programmes") if you want > OK

The new Wine menu item should now appear on the list. Check the "show" box. Highlight the new Wine menu > New Item

In the box which appears, insert name of one of your Wine applications, and in "command" box insert "wine name_of_windows_programme.exe" > OK

Click on Applications > Wine > the Windows app which you have placed there, and see that it works. If it doesn't, the problem will be either that the app isn't in Wine's "drive_c" folder, or that you have not entered the correct command to run it.

If all ok, go back and insert new items for your other Wine apps.

June 25th, 2008, 07:30 AM
If you've downloaded the latest version it doesn't show in the menu, the folder is in /home/name/.wine (hidden)

If you download a .exe and put it on desktop it works as normal by running double click.

If you want to goto program files or c drive goto /home/name/ view show hidden files/folders and open .wine ...

June 25th, 2008, 11:57 AM
How do I view hidden files?

Canis familiaris
June 25th, 2008, 12:03 PM
In nautilus:
Press Ctrl + H
Press Ctrl + H again to hide those files again

In terminal you can view hiiden files by

ls -a

June 25th, 2008, 04:15 PM
Also, check other places other than Apps. Maybe it threw the icon under "Other" or something else.