web pages not shown with Internet Explorer 6 IE6 on RedHat 9

marthter marthter at yahoo.ca
Mon Apr 26 11:45:24 CDT 2004

Joachim von Thadden wrote  on 25/04/04 04:19 PM:

>Am Sam, Apr 24, 2004 at 07:11:41 -0400 schrieb Martin:
>>Hi everyone,
>>I need to use IE for a specific business site that requires it (yes, I 
>>know about browser spoofing with Mozilla; that gets me a little further 
>>into the site, but critical functionality does not work).
>>It seems to install, and run, but for any URI it remains blank white in 
>>the web page area of the window (even for file:/// URIs).
>You need to set 
>"mshtml" = "native, builtin"
>in your DllOverrides section.
>	Joachim
Hi Joachim,

Thanks for your input.  However, as I said, I tried all three of the 
methods from Frank's Corner (install-ie6.sh referenced from Frank's 
Corner's IE6 page, and the other two methods listed there).  All of 
these methods already set that mshtml in DllOverrides.  At least, they 
set it in the [AppDefaults\\iexplore.exe\\DllOverrides] section.

In case you meant that I had to set that in the main DllOverrides 
section, I tried that too (after repeating method 1 from scratch), but 
still the same result... just a white web page area whenever I type in a 

What DID work, however, was to take the warning seriously on the 
install-ie6.sh page, namely that it ONLY works with wine-20031212, and 
ONLY built from source.  So here is what I did:

(this was on RH9; I will be trying it on Fedora Core 1 later today)

download Wine-20031212.tar.gz to some directory (fully expanded and 
compiled will take about 500 to 600 Mb)

tar -xvzf Wine-20031212.tar.gz

if you don't already have them, you will also need to install 
XFree86-devel...rpm, freetype-devel...rpm, fontconfig-devel...rpm from 
your install CDs or from a Redhat mirror

follow instructions in the user guide (mainly just tools/wineinstall)

run the install-ie6.sh script

at the end of that script, it starts IE6 for you, and at this point it 

After trying numerous different versions, including 20031212, from the 
RPMs, and getting very frustrated after a day or two of hair pulling, 
the above worked for me.  But like they always say, your mileage may vary.



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