[Fwd: Re: [Wine] Dead keyboard]

Jose Young young7 at ciudad.com.ar
Wed Aug 8 05:51:25 CDT 2007

I arrived home late last night, but tried running wineboot. It took 
around 3 seconds to write out the following, and that was it:

Fontconfig error: "~/.fonts.conf", line 2: not well-formed (invalid token)

I looked at .fonts.conf, and have no idea what the problem could be with 
the second line.

<match target="font" >
<edit name="autohint" mode="assign" >

Anyway, wineboot didn't do very much, and later this afternoon when I 
have some free time I will check into the links you mention in your 
other note.

Again, thanks.
> On Tuesday August 7 2007 21:46, Jose Young wrote:
>> 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?
> 	Well, running wineboot sometimes creates missing icons for your. This is in 
> fact simalation of Windows reboot. It is recommended to run wineboot after 
> each new installation of Windows program.
> 	Just type this in any X terminal:
> wineboot
> 	...And prest Enter key. You may need to wait up to few minutes while it 
> completes its work. In practive it will done much faster.
> 	If you ask me how frequently I run wineboot, I tell you that I even don't 
> remember when I last time actually have used it... It was monts ago and just 
> for testing. Howerer, I frequently install Windows applications.
> 	This is of course against recommendation above but hey, I do not use these 
> fancy clickable icons to run my programs anyway. In other words: if you care 
> about this, you should obey recommendation above and run wineboot after each 
> successful installation of Windows program. Of course it isn't always 
> necessary. For example if you think you already have all shortcust you need 
> from your program in the menu - you don't need to run it. If you don't then 
> you can try to run it and it may (or may not) help.
>> 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
>> Terminal.
> 	Yes, it can be done using the shell but I doubt you want this. It is probably 
> will be simplier for you to use your GUI. Here is the instruction how to 
> create an launcher/shortcut:
> 	http://www.monkeyblog.org/ubuntu/installing/#launcher
> 	And this one about how to create menu entries:
> 	https://help.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/desktopguide/C/desktop-tips.html
> 	Few useful hints:
> 	1) You can just copy and paste two lines I have gave you to "Command" field 
> when creating new launcher. But of course you need to concatenate these two 
> lines into one. This is very simple. First, paste first command (first line) 
> then type ";" (without quotes) and then paste the second one. You're done.
> 	2) If you have edited /etc/bash.bashrc as I have suggested then you can just 
> add this one simple and short command to your corresponding launcher' 
> field: "bash -ic ventura" (without quotes).
> 	Please note that I'm using KDE so I very little about GNOME. However if you 
> still cannot figure out something feel free to ask me for help, even with 
> GNOME, I will do my best in order to help you.

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