[Wine] Wine not properly loading config file
phil.lemelin at gmail.com
Wed Sep 28 15:51:07 CDT 2005
Thx to Rauch and Christian for their answers. Just understood how a mailling
list is working and sending this to wine-users....
Anyway, has stated earlier, i'm using wine version 20050524.
Installed it from the RPM for RedHat 9 from the
Has I was reading the new replies, the thread from *Pablo Giménez*, caught
I had the same weird issues.
In that version of wine, the config file is needed for some part...
Example. If I wanted to set the wine desktop size to 800x600 with the
winecfg tool, it would not work and had to edit the config file that I
copied from the /etc/wine directory and put in the $HOME/.wine/ directory.
Same thing happens for the windows version. No effect if I changed it with
Winecfg. My apps ( word viewer, excel viewer, powerpoint viewer ( all 97
cause 2003 are buggy under wine) would not install unless specified to use
the "win98" explicitly. However, drive mapping is no more supported in the
config file. You have to use the winecfg Drives tab to do it. Other option
is to "ln -s /your/path/here f:" in you /dosdevices folder and add this
entry to system.reg :
That worked for me. Word viewer and power point viewer are working without
Now i'm trying to make excel viewer work.... No matter what file I try to
open with it, I get a :
"blabla.xls" cannot be accessed. The file may be read-only, or you may be
trying to access a read-only location. Or, the server the document is sotred
on may not be responding.
tried "chmod 777 test.xls" on the file. Nothing.
I can open the file with word viewer however... still trying to fix that.
On 9/27/05, phil lemelin <phil.lemelin at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thx I'll look into it.
> On 9/26/05, Gleber p. <gleber at mapnet.pl> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > Wine isn't using config file since version about 200504** (not sure
> > about exact date). So You can easly rm ~/.wine/config and forget about
> > it, now You should use "winecfg" tool to configure Wine.
> > Regards,
> > Gleb Peregud.
> > phil lemelin wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > > I'm starting with wine. I've been playing with an older version from
> > > 2003 and just ugraded to the Wine version : 20050524.
> > > I'm using RedHat 9 at the moment.
> > >
> > > I'm trying to change the resolution and drives in Wine, but for some
> > > strange reason, every changes I make in the ~/.wine/config file are
> > > not reflecting in wine.
> > > I naturally verified if I had any wineserver running in the
> > > background. Nothing. I'm trying to swtich the 640x480 resolution to
> > > 800x600. So I modified the " "Desktop" = "640x480" " to this line "
> > > "Desktop" = "800x600" ". Nothing happens to the resolution when I load
> > > wine and notepad, i'm still at 640x480.
> > > Even weirder, if I take the config file and rename it to another name
> > > like config.test, Wine load without any problem (still at 640x480)
> > > I tried searching for all config files on my system and renamed or
> > > changed the value to 800x600, nothing. Same thing happens when I
> > > change the value for the disc drive... /.wine/drive_c/windows or
> > > /.wine/ will make the drive C appear at /.wine/drive_c .....
> > >
> > > I need my apps, wordviewer, excelviewer, etc to load at full screen.
> > > It was easy to do with my old version but now, It seems I cant do it.
> > > I hope someone has a clue and can point me somewhere because i'm kinda
> > > lost here.
> > >
> > >
> > > --
> > > Philippe-Alexandre Lemelin
> Philippe-Alexandre Lemelin
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