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    Wine Problem - Installing Microsoft Image Composer

    Hey guys, hope you can help me out. I am working with Fedora Core 3 and Wine. Wine is all installed. I have also installed DCOM98.EXE and InstMsiA.EXE.

    Wine works fine. After my CD-ROM mounts I click on setup.exe for frontpage 98 and then click on Microsoft Image Composer (MIC) to install it. After running through a few menu's it starts the installatoin process then boom, an error; "SETUP WAS UNABLE TO START DEE COMMUNICATION WITH DESKTOP". If I hit ignore, everything is ok and I can run the program via terminal through my winebrowser.

    Any ideas on that error? I want to be sure it's nothing serious. At the same time I would like to add an icon to my desktop as I have seen in some screenshots. How would I go about doing that?

    P.S. sorry if this has been brought up on the forums before.

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    Linux Guru lakerdonald's Avatar
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    Well the install program is trying to communicate with your Desktop in a "Windows" Manner, so it won't work. As to creating an icon, which Window Manager do you use?

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    Hey, thanks for the reply. Gnome.

    It shouldn't cause a problem though right?


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    Linux Guru lakerdonald's Avatar
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    No, it shouldn't.
    As to the desktop icon:
    Right Click the Desktop. there should be something like "new shortcut" or something like that. Create one, and when it asks for what command it should run, then:
    wine /path/to/program.exe

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    Very Fast Help

    You have been very good answering my questions. I thank you very much for all the prompt responses.

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    Were you able to get Image Composer working with Wine???

    Did you get this working???
    If so would you please tell me how you did it. I am having the same problem. Thanks


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