I found that someone posted a similar issue to this one awhile back but didn't really get a response. I am trying to run ie4linux under wine (.9.59) so I can attempt to install adobe reader and use it to read electronic books from the library.

Ie4linux installs fine, and it runs great the first time, but any subsequent attempt to run it fails. On the second time, the ie window will appear and look as if it is about to load the homepage, but then it seems to lock up. The pane remains blank with no apparent activity, and eventually Gnome makes the pane dark because nothing is going on with it.

After running into the problem I can re-install ie4linux and get another run from it before encountering the same problem.

Does anyone know anything about this?