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    how do install a .exe file?


    hey guys... need a hand, im new to linux, and i wondered if i can install a .exe file.... im wanting to install tridiaVNC, its so i can control my linux xbox server on my windows pc....

    Thanks guys!

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    Linux doesn't uses .exe files. Our executables are made in a different manner.

    Since the app is a Windows app (hence the .exe), my recommendation would be to install it on a Windows partition (if you have one), and access it with WINE.

    I don't think that WINE can install onto the Linux partitions, but you might give that a shot, by simply running the installer with WINE.

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    kk cheers m8, well ive found a VNC program, and ive ran the ./vncinstall file like it said, and installed them to the //bin directory.... but wen i type "vncserver" into my terminal, it says no such file or directory even though it is there when i use "ls" to check the files!

    any body installed this before and could giv tips?

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    Quote Originally Posted by interceptor27
    kk cheers m8, well ive found a VNC program, and ive ran the ./vncinstall file like it said, and installed them to the //bin directory.... but wen i type "vncserver" into my terminal, it says no such file or directory even though it is there when i use "ls" to check the files!

    any body installed this before and could giv tips?
    Does "ls" show the file to be executable?

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    If the vncserver is located in the current directory in linux/*nix, you run them like this:
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    ./vncserver
    Notice the slash+dot infront of the filename. By the way, I would personally reccomand tightvnc for VNC connections, if you tell us which distro I'm sure we can find some tightvnc-binaries

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabhan
    I don't think that WINE can install onto the Linux partitions, but you might give that a shot, by simply running the installer with WINE.
    Actually i have been successful running the windows installer for 'Steam - Counter strike' ( a popular first person shooter game ) using WINE - that might mean that other windows installation programs may work using WINE. There is plenty of documentation available for emulating different win32 programs using WINE - so you might want to whip out ye old google and have a look.

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    Arrow How can install .exe applications on Linux

    sure you can do this with wine. I have already installed wine on my pc and installed many exe applications such as Dreamweaver, Flash...with out any problem.

    this is the way to do this with linux ubuntu......

    There are many ways to install wine on your Linux OS, However very easy way is installing with "Add/Remove programs".
    # Firstly connect to the Internet
    # Then goto "Add/Remove programs" and search for wine
    You can see a result like "Wine microsoft competibility layer"(in ubuntu9.04) or something else.
    # Then install it on your system.

    __How execute .exe files with wine
    Right click on your .exe file and open it with Wine software. Then you can continue with installing steps of the .exe file as on Microsoft platforms.


    Thanks..

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