reuben at ugcs.caltech.edu
Tue Oct 19 16:17:52 CDT 2004
Isn't it freecell.exe that's in
/home/john/.wine/drive_c/ProgramFiles/Freecell, not wine? It would make
more sense as
On Tue, 19 Oct 2004, Holly Bostick wrote:
> John Wildberger wrote:
> > On Tuesday 19 October 2004 11:48 am, Milan Knizek wrote:
> >>John Wildberger wrote:
> >>| I have the program 'freecell' in the directory:
> >>| [john]: 09:28 AM [~/.wine/drive_c/ProgramFiles/Freecell]
> >>| $ wine freecell will start the program.
> >>| What do I have to do to create an Icon on the desktop that will start the
> >>| program?
> >>consult your window manager (KDE, Gnome, ...) how to create a desktop
> >>icon and use the command "wine freecell" to be run.
> >>In KDE, you can right click on the desktop and select Create New/ File/
> >>Link to application.
> > This works fine for any normal application, but chokes on 'wine freecell'
> > To be sure, these were the steps I followed:
> > Right click on desktop.
> > Create New/ File -> Link to application
> > Properties for Program.Desktop >Application
> > Description: Freecell
> > Command:/home/john/drive_c/ProgramFiles/Freecell/wine freecell.exe _> OK
> > Icon is now created on desktop:Link to Applocation.
> > Click on Icon.
> > Error Message:
> > KDEInit could not launch
> > '/home/john/.wine/drive_c/ProgramFiles/Freecell/wine freecell.exe'
> > John
> Some programs, when run under Wine, choke when they are not started from
> their home directory. Some don't care. It's a matter of trial and error
> to find out which is which, but apparently Freecell is one of the ones
> that cares.
> The solution to this is to write a short script to cd to the home
> directory, then start the app.
> In this case, it would go like this:
> cd .wine/drive_c/ProgramFiles/Freecell # (because any terminal begins in
> your home directory already)
> wine freecell.exe
> Save that as freecell.sh, make it executable and save it in /home/john.
> You can then make your Link to Application point to
> /home/john/freecell.sh and use the link to start the app.
> Although.... how come your Program Files is ProgramFiles, and not
> Program\ Files (or something with the space? That might be your problem
> right there... is that the correct path?
> Hope this helps.
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