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    discover installed wine, no wine command on menu

    PC has dual core Intel 2.73 ghz, 2 gb ram, 160 gb disk 95 gb left. Lubuntu is amd64 vers 20.04.3
    Discover program of menu/systemtools installed wine. No wine command appeared on menu. There are wine and wine64 executables in /lib/wine . I right clicked wine64 and made it trustable. Double clicked wine64, nothing happened. Game CD was in disk reader.
    instructions for games is "right click executable, pick wine to execute" When I do that it shows the menu, which doesn't have wine on it.
    Trying to run autorun.exe on disk1 of sid meiers CIvilization III CD for Windows98 windows 2000 windowsXT
    games listing of wine forum shows this version as gold.
    Thanks.
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    Re: discover installed wine, no wine command on menu

    The wine.desktop file is not accessible by default hence it is not showing up on the context menu. So just copy it to the right location

    Code:
    sudo cp /usr/share/doc/wine/examples/wine.desktop /usr/share/applications
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    Re: discover installed wine, no wine command on menu

    $ cannot create regular file/directory 'usr/share/applications': No such file or directory
    It's lying to me, file manager can see usr/share/applications . has a lot of logos of programs in there.
    in usr/share/doc there are folders for wine, wine32 and wine64 .
    So there is no wine.desktop in usr/share/applications Would one of the folders that are there do? Wine64 maybe? There are wine32server and wine64server which are obviously wrong for my desktop pc.
    In folders wine64, wine32 are no executables. just some .gz s . In folder wine there are no executables, but in a subdirectory examples there is an executable named "wine windows program loader" ?
    Thanks
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    Re: discover installed wine, no wine command on menu

    You forgot the slash.
    It's not usr, it's /usr.
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    Re: discover installed wine, no wine command on menu

    Thanks very much. copied wine64 from /lib/wine to /usr/share/applications
    No error. File manager says it is there.
    Off on an adventure, reboot.
    Edit after reboot, there is no wine64 on the menu anywhere. wine64 executable is in the /usr/applications file . ?
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    Re: discover installed wine, no wine command on menu

    Why didn't you simply follow the command given in post #2?
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    Re: discover installed wine, no wine command on menu

    There is no wine.desktop in /usr/share/doc/wine/examples/ . discover did not put one there. If there it is invisible.
    entered string from post 2 again in terminal. no error. no wine.desktop executable in /usr/share/applications
    will reboot again.

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    Re: discover installed wine, no wine command on menu

    Hmm, odd as it's a default file for wine package.
    In a terminal run
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    dpkg -l | grep wine
    posts the results.
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    Re: discover installed wine, no wine command on menu

    was no wine.desktop in /usr/share/doc/wine/examples/ only "wine windows program loader"
    Typed the string in post #2 in the terminal again. no error this time, maybe I forgot a leading slash. That copied "wine windows program loader" icon onto /usr/share/applications . After reboot, that command did not put a wine command on the menu.

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    Re: discover installed wine, no wine command on menu

    It doesn't add a main menu item, it adds a right click context menu item.
    If you click on a Windows app file and right click on it the wine program loader option should now be listed.
    If that make sense.
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