[Wine]Weird Internet Explorer behaviour and one other mess

Joachim von Thadden thadden at web.de
Wed Jun 1 03:01:12 CDT 2005

Am Di, Mai 31, 2005 at 02:52:16 -0500 schrieb Jose Alejandro Guizar:
> - Internet Explorer can't open new windows. Be it
> javascript, a popup, or even if you click on 'File ->
> New -> Window' and if you try, it hangs. So it's
> practically unusable to me since the corporate app I
> installed IE6 in the first place for pops up the
> sign-in window. 
> I'm using winetools-212 for the installation and
> configuration (from scratch) and everything installs
> fine. 
> But here's where it gets interesting: it works fine if
> I install wine through the debian package available
> (20050310) and then use winetools, but only on version
> 211. wt-212 makes IE behave this way, too. And adding
> to the mistery, I downloaded and compiled from source
> this same version(20050310) and it also doesn't work.
> I've tried using 3 versions (20041019, 20050310 and
> 20050524) starting from source with both winetools-211
> and 212 and on none of them can I get IE to do this
> (opening new windows); that only happens, like I said,
> with the debian package for 20050310 and
> winetools-211.
> Of course I uninstalled the debian one before trying
> the others; and also made sure to clean up after
> winetools as well.
> Easy way out would be to go with the deb pkg - wt211
> combo, right? thing is I need to use version 20041019
> since it's the only one that will allow Lotus Notes
> 6.5.1 to work correctly :)
> What I'm really asking is if this has ever happened to
> anyone else and what could possibly be the differences
> between the deb package for 20050310 and the
> compiled-from-source wine. I'm using winetools on both
> of them for the configuration.


until now nobody told me about this problem with WineTools. Actually
WineTools advantage over Sidenets IE6 installer is that WineTools should
be able to install IE6 with the "open window" capability whereas
Sidenets approach does not have this capability.

WineTools 2.1.1 used a complete new registry after the install of IE6 to
behave properly. This registry came from Franks Corner. Later on Sven
Paschukat <Sven.Paschukat||t-online.de> extracted the needed registry
keys for the window problem out of this registry for 2.1.2.  You can
find them in the file "ie6.reg". So starting with 2.1.2 the IE6 install
is a normal install without tricks.

As this already works very good for many users of WineTools we have to
investigate your environment a little bit more to find out what happened
with you installation. First you have to deinstall/purge all wine
related packages, all the library packages of wine and what else you
have there. Also deinstall/purge any wine setup packages like
winesetuptk and winetools. At last remove the ~/.wine directory of the
user you use for installations with wine. After performing an ldconfig
you have to install the wine 20041019 packages from
http://snapshot.debian.net and the winetools-212Joachim.tar.gz from my
site. For being on the save side perfom an ldconfig again.

Now start as the desired user wt2 and perform the Base setup from the
very beginning. To help me, set you console logging to infinite and send
me your complete log of the installation together with the winetools.log
(in ~/.wine).

	Joachim von Thadden
"Never touch a running system! Never run a touching system?
          Never run a touchy system!!!"

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