Trying to startup Wine

lawson_whitney at lawson_whitney at
Sun Oct 21 16:00:00 CDT 2001

On Sun, 21 Oct 2001, Larry Alkoff wrote:

> I have downloaded the source (wine-20011004),
> compiled and installed with ~/wine-20011004/tools/
> and am attempting to start running it.
You didn't.  There is no such file.  If that is a typo for install-sh,
there is no way that compiled and installed Wine.  Maybe it is a typo
for tools/wineinstall?  If it is not, go back and innstall Wine with
something that does compile and install it, either tools/wineinstall or
./configure && make depend && make && make install.
> My first try, as suggested in the docs, is /windows/sol.exe
> from a terminal in KDE
> and the error message I get is:
> Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:
That is not a Wine message, I think.

> I compiled and installed as root - that may have been a mistake.
> However, I have a /root/.wine subdirectory with config and some other files.
I don't know how you might be doing this by accident, but generally if
you start X with startx, only the user who started X is allowed to open
the display.  root should not do anything it doesn't absolutely have to
do anyway.  You can copy root's .wine/config to the home directory of
the user who started X, you might have to chown it too, so it owns it,
and let it try running wine - it should run regapi setValue <
<wine>/winedefault.reg first, or copy root's ~/.wine/*.reg files.

> I think some obvious step is missing but cannot think of what after reading
> the various docs several times.
The doco is all written with the mistaken assumption that wine users
know how to work a *nix system.  Wine is simply a [big, hairy] *nix X
application program.

> My ultimate goal (besides sol.exe!) is to run my dos programs, agent and
> pmmail.
> Can you hep me?
> Larry Alkoff N2LA

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