[Wine] Wine 0.9.2, SuSE 10, Pegasus Mail 4.21C
rotowe at bredband.net
rotowe at bredband.net
Mon Nov 28 15:44:44 CST 2005
I recently upgraded my SuSE 9.0 system to SuSE 10.
I have noticed several bug fixes in Wine but I have a new
problem with Pegasus Mail, the only Windows program I am
addicted to because it is so powerful.
The Pegasus Mail window can't be closed normally.
I can't solve the problem but maybe my own experiments can
help isolate it.
Pegasus Mail 4.21C has worked fine under SuSE 9.0 and
Wine 20030813 for a long time. The window could freeze in
the background but it happened very seldom.
I updated SuSe 9.0 regularly so I probably used several Wine
versions. So I want to thank you for Wine. Without it, I would
still depend on MS Windows.
Under SuSE 10, I have tried two versions of Wine: Wine 0.9.2
and the one from July (which comes with SuSE 10). The
problem remains the same.
Pegasus has three winsock alternatives in the Options menu:
1. Never load winsock.dll
The program starts and finishes without problems, but
Pegasus believes it has no internet connection and so disables
sending and retrieving internet mail.
2. Load winsock.dll on demand only
The program loads winsock.dll, sends or retrieves mail - and
freezes the moment after. New mail can be read when the
program is restarted.
3. Always load winsock.dll
The program loads winsock.dll, sends or retrieves mail but
does not freeze. However, I can't exit the program. I must kill
the window with force. This is the alternative I use when writing
This is how many have started Pegasus in the past:
wine winpm-32.exe -Z 128
"-Z 128" tells Pegasus not to load winsock.
The parameter doesn't help now, unfortunately. It did in the
I have used winecfg to test several different configurations with
no success: builtin or native dlls seem to make no difference. I
may have made a mistake here. I am not a knowledgable Wine
In Wines windows/system directory, I have unsuccessfully tried
No change at all.
My SuSE 9.0 version of winsock.dll and other dlls.
A downloaded version of winsock.dll.
I am only an amateur, but here is my guess about the cause of
When winsock.dll (or the Linux equivalent) is loaded on demand,
it is perhaps unloaded after sending or retrieving mail. Pegasus
When winsock.dll is always loaded, it must be unloaded when
the program exits. Pegasus freezes. This is my situation.
Unfortunately, I dare not test the latest Wine version under
SuSE 9.0 (assuming an rpm exists). I depend on email and will
have to re-install my old 6G SuSE 9.0 harddisk if this problem
is not solved. You probably already know if the problem is
related to SuSE or to Wine.
I am thankful for all help I can get.
A related problem is described below.
I'm running SuSe linux professional v9.3 with wine v20050830.
2. When exiting or closing the Pegasus mail window, the
window stops responding, and must be closed with alt F4 or
killed. This is not the case when - Z 128 is not used, leading
me to think that this may be curable somehow.
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