Wine is a software compatibility layer that allows Windows programs to be run on Linux, BSD, Solaris and Mac OS X.

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Installing wine on 12.04

Well, I wonder if I am doing the right thing. I need to install Wine on 12.04 as its not install by default, and I had use the command: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa And sudo ...
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What can be done to make Wine look more integrated into Unity?

Wine looks like an alien that says "Hello, I am definitely not part of your desktop environment". Many wine applications have no icons and wine itself runs on the ugly-looking windows 95 theme. Is ...
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How to run a program installed on the Windows partition with Wine?

I dual boot Windows and Ubuntu (but rarely ever use windows, just in case there is something I need Windows for) and I already have The Sims 3 installed on my Windows partition. I was just wondering ...
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Is installing wine in Ubuntu safe? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Risks/Disadvantages associated with Wine According to many articles like this one, it says that windows is more vulnerable to virus. I recently installed wine on my ...
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Cant install Windows programs with Wine

I am trying to install a couple Windows programs. I have tried Wine itself, PlayOnLinux & Crossover. No matter which one I try, I get the same error message: "access denied" I tried logging in as ...
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Wine on Edubuntu 11.10 can't find exe files entered in Winecfg

Am running Edubuntu 11.10 on an HP low-profile desktop with AMD 64 CPU and 512MB RAM. I installed and updated Wine 1.3 and set Winecfg to auto detect drives per the instructions at WineHQ. It ...
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A possible Java problem causing a java program to not work? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install Minecraft? I think I installed Java correctly from Oracle, but I'm not too sure. But I'm fairly confident, since when I use java -version I get this: ...
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How should I respond to 404 errors in winetricks?

I am running into 404 errors using winetricks: user@host:~$ bash winetricks gdiplus Executing w_do_call gdiplus Executing load_gdiplus Executing mkdir -p /home/user/.cache/winetricks/gdiplus ...
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How do I add my network drive to Wine to use applications from there?

I am a new Wine user. I have a Windows PC that is sharing files to my Linux machine. I can see the stuff that I shared from my network directory but in Wine I want to be able to use those exe's that ...
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Using Bumblebee with Wine Erro

I've been trying to run a windows program with wine using optirun. However when i do: sudo optirun wine PROGRAM_NAME.exe I get the following output: wine:/home/USERNAME/.wine is not owned by you ...
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How to install Windows live essential mail

How do I install Windows live essential mail on ubuntu? I want this because thunderbird and other clients fetch email every 5 mins, not instantly. Thanks.
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Unable to find CD-ROM when installing Office 2010 wih PlayOnLinux

PlayOnLinux does not find the virtual CD-ROM it creates. If I chose /media/cdrom, or OFFICE14, or even /media, PlayOnLinux continues to display the error "Cannot find cdrom". It has no idea where it ...
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Installing Wine without an internet connection on 12.04

I have an old desktop - 7 years old - without a wifi card and without access to a physical internet connection. Instead of upgrading from 11.04 to 12.04, I had to do a fresh install of 12.04 due to ...
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Ubuntu Server 12.04 + Wine + Filezilla FTP Server help

I am not very experienced with non-windows operating systems, so please if you can answer, consider me to be a complete newbie with this. I have a Ubuntu Server 12.04, I installed Wine on it so I ...
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After creating a symlink from PlayOnLinux steamapps to Windows steamapps, should games appear as installed in Steam?

I was able to successfully install Steam via PlayOnLinux. I can launch Steam, browse the store, see my library, etc. After I did that step, I followed these instructions to create a symlink from ...
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Winetricks fails to find program files directory

I installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu 12 desktop then: Installed WINE from the Ubuntu Software Center. Installed WineTricks from the Ubuntu Software Center. When I type the following commands in the ...
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how to access the windows program installed uisng wine?

How to access the windows programs installed using wine on ubuntu 12.04. dash did not show as well as there was no desktop icon. any ideas
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Locking Wine applications in the launcher is not permanent

I happily run Word 2007 via Wine on my Ubuntu 12.04 desktop. I prefer having it sit in the launcher for easy access, however, every time I start a new session (that is, logging in or booting up), the ...
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How do I get ARF video to play in webex? [closed]

I have webex installed on ubuntu 12.04 with wine as per the instructions at this link. I'm able to open .arf files but the video is not showing up. This is the output i get when i open the ...
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Problem with installing Some Packages and Updating my Ubuntu

I am somewhat new to this operating system. I have been using it since 6 months. Initially there was no problem with my operating system but since the day I messed up with some wine software whenever ...
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Issue with dependencies when trying to install Wine and Synaptic

I am running 12.04 ubuntu on a dual-boot with win 7 and i have been trying to install Wine however I had a bunch of dependency issues. So I then tried using Synaptic which will not install either ...
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Missing general fonts after installing WINE

I have problem with my font after installing flash & wine, font as Arial, Verdana, Comic SanMS, Times New Roman, Tahoma, etc not found on my system. how to install it?
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Cannot run ds-timer with Wine

I am trying to get this program to run in Wine, it goes through the installation process, but then fails to start up. I don't have the technical know-how myself to find a workaround, it might be ...
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Mounting iso images to play on wine

I would very much like to be able to mount iso images on my file system while getting wine to detect them as if they were real cd/dvd images inside the cd/dvd drive. As of this day I haven't been able ...
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winetricks can't install mfc42

I'm trying to have a Windows program (Janome Customizer) run with wine. I have an "out of the box" Ubuntu 64bits 12.04 install, and just ran Software Center to update all packages. Installation of ...
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Title bar is missing after closing wine

I'm using wine only for chessbase 9, and after I close the program, every windows' titlebars are missing. If i type "unity --replace" or "unity --reset" in terminal, the title bars get back, but every ...
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compiz --replace not finishing

I read online, to check if your compiz is running correctly, you should type compiz --replace. I typed the command, and after it started, my screen flashed then disappeared then came back, and here ...
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No sound Civ 5 and wine

I have installed Civilization 5 retail version with an update pack called update 7 via WINE and while the game runs well I am unable to get any sound working. I am running 12.04 and version 1.4 of ...
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Wine 1.4 and Office 2010 installation tutorial - Ubuntu 12.04

Since Wine 1.4, there is native support for Office 2010, but where is a good manual with the pre requirements? Every time when I want to install Office 2010, the setup breaks up during the ...
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How to play games using Wine? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Will Ubuntu allow me to play games like I do in Windows? Installing and running games I install game after game through Wine but not one game will play after ...
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Issues with alternate Windows software and Wine

I am running a non-popular windows software with PlayOnLinux and numerical fields like currency/monetary has an error with duplicated decimal separators. Numbers are displayed as follows (with ...
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msxml 6.0 for wine

I have trying to install an application to Ubuntu 12.04 via Winetrics. However, I have got below error. this msxml 6.0 is not supported on the current processor type I have searched google to ...
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How to change the Wine or PlayOnLinux locale settings - Ubuntu 12.04?

According do this post, Wine's locale settings (like numbering format) is based on Ubuntu locale settings. If I have to change my Ubuntu locale settings, how can I change locale settings in Ubuntu ...
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How do I install iTunes?

I have an iPhone and run Ubuntu on all of my personal computers. Since I did not want to keep a separate partition with Windows on it for the sole purpose of running iTunes, I attempted to install It ...
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How to fix black screen whenever a game starts?

When I launch Minecraft, I log in, it updates, and then the screen turns black. When I launch Counter-Strike, it launches, shows the Valve screen, and then the screen turns black. I'm really pissed ...
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Installing and running games

I installed some classic games, one being Starcraft, and when attempting to open and play the game with Wine, all I get is the option to Play Starcraft. Once I select the option, nothing happens. The ...
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How to uninstall a program installed through Wine

I installed Picasa 3.9 with Wine, but I did not like it, and now I want to delete it. I tried uninstalling Picasa with the option from Picasa help menu but it didn't work. How do I fully ...
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Do I need to update my GPU drivers?

I have the following system running Ubuntu 12.04 with Wine 5.8: AMD Phenom I x4 2.8 Ghz XFX GTs 250 1GB 3GB DDR 2 Ram I have tried the 2 drivers in the additional drivers program and both have the ...
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Will Ubuntu allow me to play games like I do in Windows?

I was wondering if Ubuntu would let me play games like a Windows7 computer would. ie:Team Fortress 2, Minecraft, etc
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Why use Wine application in Ubuntu 12.04? [closed]

Is it really practical to use wine application in Ubuntu? I don't know if I really need wine applications to installed. That's why I need some suggestions from the experts whether to download it or ...
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How to compile wine

I am a Wine PPA user for Scott Ritchie for several years and have loved that PPA but I want to start compiling Wine for testing purposes in another PC with Ubuntu. So I have a couple of questions ...
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I Installed Ubuntu many times, but it's not working, there is no option to boot Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu in a Windows 7 PC in its G: partition. But after installation and restarting the PC, there is no option for boot to Ubuntu. I am not a computer expert. Please help me. During ...
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Gaming performance difference between Windows and Ubuntu

What are the pros/cons switching from Windows 7/8 to Ubuntu? I mainly develop software and play games. I obviously don't play games on my laptop that's why I give Ubuntu a try. But the whole OS ...
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What sort of a performance hit can I expect if I use Bumblebee and Wine with an Optimus laptop? Can I even use Bumblebee in ivy bridge?

I plan to buy a new laptop sometime and I have been doing a lot of research trying to find the best one. Unfortunately a lot laptops include Optimus and it has very little Linux support. I have a ...
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Corel Painter on Wine

I have a copy of Corel Painter left over from my Windows/Mac days and wonder if anyone can attest to using Painter under Wine? I just had a look at MyPaint and will install it regardless, but I'm ...
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Why does Dawn of War in Wine show me only wireframe models and not 3D? [closed]

I installed steam and downloaded dawn of war, winters assault and dark crusade they installed no problem and the opening cut scenes play ok but when I get the first load screen the graphics go funny ...
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Wine PPA dependency problems after upgrading to 12.04

I recently upgraded my Ubuntu up to 12.04. Untill that, i can't use synaptic at all. After trying to repair the issue through synaptics, it returns me: installArchives() failed: dpkg: ...
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How to uninstall a program in Wine? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Uninstall a program installed with Wine How do you uninstall a program in Wine? I tried installing a windows program through wine but it didn't work and now I can't ...
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Unsolvable wow problems

I have direct rendering enabled on my ati radeon 4200 I have changed all of my registry and game settings to make it work correctly and well. BUT WoW still wont run past 8 fps. I honestly have no ...
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DRIconf in Ubuntu 64x plus ATI GPU or something more?

I've been trying to get Call of Duty 2 to work in Wine in Ubuntu. It gives me a black screen. So I tried the fix suggested by the wine apphq and downloaded DRIconf. Funny thing is that it can't find ...