[Fwd: Re: [Wine] Dead keyboard]

Jose Young young7 at ciudad.com.ar
Tue Aug 7 16:46:58 CDT 2007

Hmmm... I can see there is something I missed. I did not run into 
"wineboot" when I was figuring out how to use wine, so I have not run 
it. Should I?  How?

The easiest thing would be to have the program in the Applications list. 
What wine did was put an entry for Ventura 10, but it does not list the 
program itself but 4 utilities. I had installed an earlier version of 
Ventura (10 is an upgrade that will only install if the other is there), 
and it is listed and works.

So I guess one posibility would be to use the Ventura 8 listing, and 
modify it to run 10... but I will need a suggestion as to where editing 
can be done. I have poked around, but suspect it must be done in the 

I am running gnome, on Ubuntu.

And again, thanks for taking this on!!

> 	Yeah, of course using two lines I provided you on regular basis is a mess. 
> There is two solutions for such problems. Choose one you like.
> 	1) Most users want to run program by clicking on an icon. Simplest way is to 
> edit already existing shortcut - you should have it somewhere if your program 
> is installed properly (don't forget may need to run "wineboot" after 
> installation). If you don't have it or have some problems with editing it 
> then feel free to ask me for detailed instruction on how to create one but 
> first don't forget to tell me what do you using: GNOME or KDE.
> 	2) I'm like console so here it is what I'm using (well, this isn't actually 
> what I'm using because I use zsh instead of bash and somewhat more complex 
> scripts). First, you need to know what shell are you using. Most likely it is 
> bash. So you need to edit /etc/bash.bashrc or /etc/bashrc (its actual name 
> depends on what disro you are using) as following. Copy/paste there these 
> lines:
> function ventura()
> {
> 	cd "`winepath 'C:\Program Files\Corel\Ventura 10/Programs/'`"
> 	wine explorer /desktop=Ventura_10,800x600 ventura.exe $@
> }
> 	...And save it. Now, open new shell and then try to type there:
> ventura
> 	It should work. Also you can provide command line arguments to ventura like 
> files you want to open with it (some brain-dead Windows program support only 
> opening via File->Open... dialog but most should work as expected). You also 
> can run it without firering up X console. For example, in KDE I can press 
> Alt+F2 and then type something like this: "bash -ic ventura".
> 	If you need more help on how to create launchable icon for your desktop 
> environment or how to setup functions for your shell then please tell me what 
> environment/shell you are using with which distro and I will try to help with 
> more detailed instructions, and don't forget to mention from where do you 
> want to launch your program: from desktop, from main menu or from quicklaunch 
> bar.
> On Tuesday August 7 2007 19:35, Jose Young wrote:
>> Later...
>> Well, I found that when wine installed Windows, it did not install the
>> "standard" fonts, like Ariel or Times. So when I copied them to the wine
>> version of Windows, the "hunt for fonts" was reduced to two... and I
>> know which they are, so eventually...  Anyway, that problem cleared up.
>> But one more thing. I now start the program from the terminal with two
>> lines of code that L. Rahyen sent me. Is there a way to put that into
>> the Applications list, or even make a "button" that would run it? This
>> method is pretty awkward.
>> Thanks for any suggestions
>> José

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