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    installing wine and limwire


    yea im really a linux noob and right now im running the vector distro

    i have no idea how to install things

    specifically limewire and wine

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    Go to
    http://sourceforge.net get the source of what you want

    then

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    man tar
    to learn something about tar files...

    then read the instructions in INSTALL file (generally there must bu an INSTALL file )

    then install the application what you want again. if you encounter with a specific problem write it down here, but remember that your magic command is

    Code:
    man
    if you dont know what is man

    Code:
    man man
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    Just a Newbie....Looking 4 Info....

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    to install wine from a .tar.gz file, extract the contents of the file to wherever you want, then open the terminal and type the command SU ROOT (if your not already root) and enter your root password, then cd to the directory that you extracte wine to, then cd into the wine directory and type the following in the terminal
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    ./configure
    make
    make install
    one after the other, it should now be installed

    p.s. these commands may take a while to perform their actions

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    does it matter what terminal i use?

    i have something like xterm and aterm

    and what is this "shell" thing i keep hearing about

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    No, which terminal emulator you use wouldn't matter. And, the "shell" is the first program that is running in the terminal emulator - the program that displays the `[user@host dir]$ ' prompt and parses the commands that you type. That is why it doesn't matter which terminal emulator you choose - it's still the same shell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ICeMaN
    to install wine from a .tar.gz file, extract the contents of the file to wherever you want, then open the terminal and type the command SU ROOT (if your not already root) and enter your root password, then cd to the directory that you extracte wine to, then cd into the wine directory and type the following in the terminal
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    ./configure
    make
    make install
    one after the other, it should now be installed

    p.s. these commands may take a while to perform their actions
    also in some cases you may be able to check the make by doing
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    make check
    Edit: also i have a question about this, how do i run wine after this?

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    Wine doesn't have a user interface in itself. You have to start it giving it the file name of the Windows EXE file to run as an argument.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolda2000
    Wine doesn't have a user interface in itself. You have to start it giving it the file name of the Windows EXE file to run as an argument.
    do i need to CD into the directory of the application first..... e.g.
    Code:
    cd /
    cd /mnt/WINNT
    cd /games/cs
    Then would i just do (to run the game?
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    wine steam.exe
    Edit: i just answered my own question but i have the following error
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    [root@THE_REAL_WORLD cs1.6]# wine steam.exe
    err:module:PE_fixup_imports Module (file) OLEACC.dll (which is needed by Z:\mnt\WINNT\Admin\Games\cs1.6\Steam.exe) not found
    How can i fix this (i've tried it with other programs too, and i dont have the modules)?

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    You don't need to cd into the directory, but you do need to give it the actual filename, like this:
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    wine /mnt/WINNT/games/cs/steam.exe
    Or, if you've set up /mnt/WINNT to be C: in your Wine config, you can do this just as well:
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    wine C:\\games\\cs\\steam.exe

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    it says i dont have the modules, how can i get the common modules?

    also where is my wine config to?

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