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Ok, I'm stuck. How do I install say mIRC if it a .exe file? I got into terminal and type "wine mirc.exe" but it says WINE cannot find the file?...
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    Installing apps under WINE?


    Ok, I'm stuck. How do I install say mIRC if it a .exe file? I got into terminal and type "wine mirc.exe" but it says WINE cannot find the file?

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    U need to have the .exe file in the .wine directory.
    .wine contains a folder that's called something like c_drive; this is a mimic of your regular c drive using windows.
    For the FAQ and other info check this site:

    WineHQ

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    If you already have the prog on your windows partition and it doesn't need to save anydata or is too dependent on dlls then you may be able to run it from the command line with summat like

    wine /mnt/windows/Programs/mIRC/mIRC.exe

    as an example.

    If not then you'll need to install from the command line. You should have set up wine using summat like winestuptk or whatever which would have created a 'fake' windows directory. You'd then run the windows installer from the command line and install to the fake windows directory.
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    Ok I've done it now.. the .exe files just need clicking on in the fake windows dir.

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    Ok just installed Winamp and mIRC and botth applications are TINY. I'm been looking but I can't seem to change their size.

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    just a recommendation why dont you use xchat instead of mIRC and xmms instead of winamp

    xchat:
    http://www.xchat.org/

    xmms:
    http://www.xmms.org/
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    I've used xchat and I don't really like it as I can't use nnscript with that.

    I've also used the xmms app but that is so small I can hardly see any of the buttons.

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