Wine failure

SteveL

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Ken, try this video: How to Install Wine & Winetricks in FreeBSD .

When Winetricks ask you to install wine-gecko and mono it recommends doing so manually but I found that that didn't work at all, but just clicking 'install' when it asks you if you want it to get them for you, worked for me. Winetricks brings up a windows config box in which you can pull in libraries and set paths and whatnot for your windows software.
 
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KenGordon

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OK. Thanks. I have not yet installed Winetricks. I'll dig into Wine a bit later. Now I have another issue I need to address first.

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Alexander88207

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0009:err:winediag:nodrv_CreateWindow Application tried to create a window, but no driver could be loaded. 0009:err:winediag:nodrv_CreateWindow Make sure that your X server is running and that $DISPLAY is set correctly

Check your X drivers and i dont recommend to use wine as root.
 

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But, when I then attempted to run MS-Word, it hung for several seconds, then just quietly quit. I then attempted to run another WIndows program, specifically, my Pegasus e-mail client.
BTW, what do you mean by "attempting to run a Windows PROGRAM"?
Do you actually try to run the INSTALLER, not the installed Windows executable found on one of the MS partitions you have mounted? Just for clarity's sake.
 
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KenGordon

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BTW, what do you mean by "attempting to run a Windows PROGRAM"?
Do you actually try to run the INSTALLER,
NO.
not the installed Windows executable found on one of the MS partitions you have mounted? Just for clarity's sake.
I was trying to run the executable. I have, for the moment, left this issue for later. I recently learned that I probably should have installed winetricks but have not yet done so. I'll revisit this issue as soon as I can.

And thanks,

Ken Gordon
 

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NO.

I was trying to run the executable. I have, for the moment, left this issue for later. I recently learned that I probably should have installed winetricks but have not yet done so. I'll revisit this issue as soon as I can.

And thanks,

Ken Gordon
You DON'T run an executable in Wine. You use Wine to INSTALL a windows programs into an emulated environment same as you install it in Windows. And just as in Windows you can't run an executable unless it is properly installed or is a portable application, so you can't in Wine.
So, no need to "revisit" this issue -- just do it the right way if you want it to work.
...Oh, and READ THE MANUAL, for goodness' sake :).
 
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KenGordon

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Yes. As we used to say in the tech support field, "RTFM". OK.

I vaguely remember using WINE a long time ago for something at work. As I remember it (dangerous at my age), I simply fired up WINE and ran previously installed Windows programs from it.

Obviously that isn't correct.

Thanks,

Ken Gordon
 

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Yes. As we used to say in the tech support field, "RTFM". OK.

I vaguely remember using WINE a long time ago for something at work. As I remember it (dangerous at my age), I simply fired up WINE and ran previously installed Windows programs from it.

Obviously that isn't correct.

Thanks,

Ken Gordon
Ha, I vaguely remember doing that, too. Long time ago, long before Wine becoming version 1. Well, the way it works and its configuration have changed significantly since then :):). It has now many Windows things it didn't have back then, including regedit and what not.
 
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