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    Before I begin

    I want to try Wine, specifically to use dBase, but like a good user I went to the sticky notes. They are dated 10 years ago! Is this useful information? Do I just install it from the software center and proceed from there?

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    Re: Before I begin

    Just took a look in the Ubuntu center it seems to be working for most users until this day. I would just give it a try and see how it goes

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    Re: Before I begin

    Well, I did. When I tried to start dBase, nothing happened although Wine seems to be running and I got no error message. so....

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    Re: Before I begin

    did you run it from terminal?

    wine nameofprogram

    still no error message?
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    Re: Before I begin

    Thanks. I got this:

    wine: cannot find L"C:\\windows\\system32\\dbase.exe"

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    Re: Before I begin

    I don't see where you first ran:
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    Re: Before I begin

    Is that necessary? I have the Wine configuration wizard. I used it to tell it to allow dBase. Software Center seemed to install it properly so I didn't know I had to go to the terminal for anything. I thought I could right click on the dBase exe file and tell it to run under Wine. No?

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    Re: Before I begin

    winecfg configures the wine. it's a GUi tool not a CLI (terminal based) one.

    https://wiki.winehq.org/Winecfg

    i am not sure what the configuration wizzard does. it could be it does the same thing. but perhaps it missed a setting?



    in any case, the error message you posted says that wine has problem finding the file itself.

    i would start by browsing to the file and then run it from file manager or better yet and for diagnostic purposes open terminal at said location and then try to run it.
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