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I tried to run a windows software on wine and i get this error
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It is an online test software, i.e it enables me to take a test online. thats the most description i can give.
Any help? Please i need this to work urgently

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add more information: what kind of software it is? –  geoh May 26 '12 at 13:38
    
You might want to take a look at this : support.microsoft.com/kb/319844 . Try the things they have suggested and add more details to the question. –  harisibrahimkv May 26 '12 at 13:39
    
I previously have downloaded a online test software of AIEEE. I used virtual box with windows xp on it to ran that software. If wine doesn't works for you then have a look at virtual box.... –  Ravi May 26 '12 at 13:49
    
@Ravi i know i can do that but i dont have much space on my hard disk to run Xp under virtual box. –  Ashu May 26 '12 at 14:22
    
@harisibrahimkv i dont know how to use those solutions on wine. i think they are meant just for windows. –  Ashu May 26 '12 at 14:23

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You can try installing Direct X using a tool called winetricks, since it seems the error is related to that.

  1. Get winetricks: Open up a terminal, and type in sudo apt-get install winetricks.
  2. Run winetricks and install Direct X: You have 2 ways of doing this.
    1. Run winetricks itself and install the components you need (e.g. Direct X 9, or d3dx9 as its called, will be a good start!)
    2. Alternatively use the terminal directly to install them, e.g. winetricks d3dx9.

Please note you may also need IE6 (or above) since it sounds like its using an ActiveX COM (which only IE uses, afaik). Using winetricks you can get this too!

  • Either use the tool, or type in: winetricks ie6 in a terminal.

Hope this helps, let me know if this works.

Please check WineHQ App Database (search is on the top-right) to see if your application you're trying to use is listed, since it might give you better steps to get it to work.

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