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    hi, im a n00b to linux, but i've downloaded wine and
    apparently theres supposed to be an exe in the folder
    that i run to install it but theres no exe could someone
    help me please???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pat3raak View Post
    hi, im a n00b to linux, but i've downloaded wine and
    apparently theres supposed to be an exe in the folder
    that i run to install it but theres no exe could someone
    help me please???
    What distribution of Linux are you using? Wine can be installed either from the "Add/Remove Software" utility or by downloading a binary (RPM or DEB). There is no such thing as an EXE file in Linux.

    In Windows, the operating system determines whether or not something can be run by the file extension .EXE. In Linux there are no file extensions for this purpose. Instead, the operating system determines whether something is executable depending on the permissions settings of that file. If the permission to execute is set, that file is executable regardless of its name.
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    what distribution of linux does the asus eee 900 come with?
    it doesn't appear in the add/remove programs
    and in the installation instructions it says 'run the
    exe like in windows' WTF? i'm confuzzled!!!

    i've downloaded it and extracted now what do i do,
    it doesnt say on the site!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pat3raak View Post
    what distribution of linux does the asus eee 900 come with?
    The EEE (to the best of my knowledge) uses a modified version of Debian Linux, which would mean you want to download a DEB file for WINE.

    To install a DEB file manaually, open up a terminal window and type:

    Code:
    dpkg -i nameOfYourDeb.deb
    Replace "nameofyourdeb" obviously with the real name of the package.

    it doesn't appear in the add/remove programs
    and in the installation instructions it says 'run the
    exe like in windows' WTF? i'm confuzzled!!!
    The EEE has a specialized OS that doesn't act quite the same as a regular Linux distribution. I guess it wouldn't have an Add/Remove menu. When the installation instructions for WINE say "run the EXE like in Windows" they probably mean once WINE is installed. Once it is, you can launch whatever application you want with:
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    wine nameofyourprogram.exe
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    i tried what you said and it went ok until this part:

    dpkg -i wine_1.0.0~winehq0~debian~4.0-1_i386.deb
    (Reading database ... 71440 files and directories currently installed.)
    Preparing to replace wine 1.0.0~winehq0~debian~4.0-1 (using wine_1.0.0~winehq0~debian~4.0-1_i386.deb) ...
    Unpacking replacement wine ...
    dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of wine:
    wine depends on winbind; however:
    Package winbind is not installed.
    dpkg: error processing wine (--install):
    dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    wine

    what does this mean???

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    Preparing to replace wine 1.0.0~winehq0~debian~4.0-1 (using wine_1.0.0~winehq0~debian~4.0-1_i386.deb)
    Means wine was already installed
    So if its not deleted by trying to install it again (i dont use debian, do not now about dpkg)
    Try to see if wine is installed
    # winecfg
    or start notepad
    # wine notepad
    if notepad or winecfg opens then wine is already installed
    if not then
    you have to install it again
    the error
    wine depends on winbind; however:
    means wine needs the package winbind so install that first
    I dont need that package for wine so why he want that ?

    Also:
    You have to install wine as root
    Install window programs as user
    run window program as user
    the wine website:
    Wine HQ

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    i tried to install winbind but got this

    dpkg -i winbind_3.3.24-6etch10_alpha.debdpkg: error processing winbind_3.3.24-6etch10_alpha.deb (--install):
    cannot access archive: No such file or directory
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    winbind_3.3.24-6etch10_alpha.deb

    any halp???

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    winbind_3.3.24-6etch10_alpha.deb , i think thats for an alpha processor
    But this can help you ?
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    Hmm. Have you tried "apt-get install wine"? If it's Debian, that should work...

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    did what you said but got this:

    sudo apt-get install wine
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree... Done
    Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
    requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
    distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
    or been moved out of Incoming.

    Since you only requested a single operation it is extremely likely that
    the package is simply not installable and a bug report against
    that package should be filed.
    The following information may help to resolve the situation:

    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    wine: Depends: winbind but it is not installable
    E: Broken packages

    what does this mean???

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