[Wine] Program entries not working

Stephen Constantinou stephanos at writeme.com
Thu Apr 26 16:15:19 CDT 2007

Dear Derek

I am very grateful for this suggestion.  I start to get very nervous at 
this stage as downloading applications and installing them has seldom 
gone smoothly.  Anything Windows I am fine with but still learning 
Linux.  Even knowing which file to download confuses me.  Binaries and
packages or source archive?  Therefore reading the documentation is 
pointless as I do not know the basics.

For example this web page
presents me with too many options because I lack the experience to know 
if I should be downloading
from the distro specific link.  Which ever one it is I would not know 
what to do next.

Do you mind guiding me through the upgrading step by step?  I realise 
that this will take several postings but I am likely to learn from the 

Wait to hear


Derek McGowan wrote:
> Hi Stephen ...
>    the latest versions of Wine have a utility that should create a menu
> item for you in KDE - you should upgrade to the latest version of wine,
> then re-install your app.
> Derek
> On Thu, 2007-04-26 at 19:23 +0100, Stephen Constantinou wrote:
>> Dear All
>> After various failed attempts at using Wine I have installed this from 
>> the Mandriva 2006 DVD.  I have version “Wine 20050725”.
>> I have installed Paint Shop Pro as follows:
>> As a user I typed: “Winecfg” and when in the configuration programme I 
>> went to the Application tab  > Add Application button > browse to the 
>> installation executable: “/mnt/cdrom/autorun.exe” > Open button > Select 
>> the Windows version of XP.  Press Close button
>> With the Configuration program closed and still as a user I typed:
>>       “wine /mnt/cdrom/autorun.exe”
>> and followed the installation instructions.
>> After installation I managed to run Paint Shop Pro by using File Manager 
>> and navigating my way via the hidden directory:
>> “/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Jasc Software Inc/Paint Shop Pro 7/PSP.exe”
>> which I double clicked.
>> I assume I should be able to install an icon somewhere in “Program”. 
>> With “Program” running I press File >  New > then put a dot in Progam, 
>> Press  OK.  Nothing happens.
>> I cannot find anything about this on the 
>> http://www.winehq.com/site/docs/wineusr-guide/index tutorial website.
>> Any advice on how to make an entry for starting the application without 
>> having to navigate my way through File Manager is welcome.
>> Thanks
>> Stephen
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