I seem to be having trouble installing WINE. I'm running Mandriva i586 and I installed WINE, as all the old EXE files have a wine glass icon now. But, when I go and double click on it, WINE comes up, minimized, in the taskbar, it runs, but nothing actually happens, that I can see. Anyone have similar troubles or know how to fix it?
Also, I'm having a huge amount of trouble installing Netzero. If anyone knows how to install Netzero on this release of Mandriva, I'd really like to know how to do it. I need dial-up.... badly. I connect through ethernet at school, but at home, I need to be able to use dial-up.
Hi - WINE can appear to behave a little oddly at times. Sounds like you're using the graphical version (XWine) ... which I never had much luck with myself.
What I suggest is that you open a terminal and navigate to the directories which contain your *.exe(s) ... Then try running an *.exe from the command line like this - assuming a package called 'tryme.exe':
See what kind of output you get and post it in here. This is a good way to find out what's going wrong. It might just be that you've copied the executables but don't have permission to run them yet:
chmod u+x tryme.exe
I used to find my packages in a directory called .wine To locate this you might need to use the command ls -al to list all your files; including hidden ones.
Can't help with Netzero but suggest you search for an rpm package using Google.
In case you're wondering why I suggest using a terminal, GUIs often give little or no feedback about problems. The terminal will print error messages to STOUT (Standard Output) which can give you a head start in problem solving.
wine: wineprefixcreate failed while creating '/root/.wine'.
is the output I get from my command line when I try to use any 'WINE something' command. Any suggestions to help create this directory?