[Wine] Newbie wants to run Forte Agent

Larry Alkoff labradley at mindspring.com
Mon Feb 13 21:20:47 CST 2006

Larry Alkoff wrote:
> I'm new to the list and to Wine.
> I loaded wine wine-0.9.7-i486-S10.2 into Slackware 10.1 in order to run 
> the Forte Agent newsreader.  It was setup and running under Win4lin 
> which I have discontinued.
> What would be the syntax to load Forte Agent and specify the old 
> "start-in" directory used under Win4lin?
> wine ./agent  something_for_start-in_directory ??
> Does Wine have the concept of a Desktop with icons or is winefile what 
> we must use?
> Thanks, Larry

I mostly figured this out.  What I did is create a new link to 
application on the kde desktop which allows me to specify both the 
initial command line and start-up directory.  When I specified the 
directory I was using under Win4lin, Agent loaded just fine with my 
settings intact.

I've heard for years that Agent ran well in Wine and it's a very great 
pleasure to see just how well it does.

There are only two small problems left - the fonts are very tiny which 
perhaps can be set in Agent itself and I'd like to somehow capture the 
Agent icon of a man in a red hat (not related to Red Hat) and a black 
pipe.  Anyone know of a good way of extracting Windows program icons and 
using them in in a window manager like kde?


Larry Alkoff N2LA - Austin TX
Using Thunderbird on Slackware Linux

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