[Wine] WHY can't I make it work?

James Mckenzie jjmckenzie51 at earthlink.net
Sat Feb 14 20:29:51 CST 2009

Svento <wineforum-user at winehq.org> wrote on February 14th:
>Sent: Feb 14, 2009 6:17 PM
>To: wine-users at winehq.org
>Subject: [Wine]  WHY can't I make it work?
>I've installed, removed and re-installed Wine a number of times now, for I badly need ie to for some services being closed to Firefox 3.0. Once I managed to make an install that worked all the way, but it happened to be a "Wine 98" which isn't supported by the pages I need to view. I also tried to install from Synaptic and from some blogs as well as from some Ubuntu Wiki.
>I do manage to install Wine properly and I can download and install IE7, but the browser can't be opened. The first times the install went all the way, only I couldn't start the browser, but now the install gets stuck until I quit it by shutting down the system.
>Any theories? I'd be very thankful for some simple - very simple - instructions to fixing this problem. I don't know anything about, computers, programming or advanced Linux science, I just want access to some important pages that don't support Firefox.
Is there a particular reason you need IE7?  If not Firefox on Linux is your best alternative.  Firefox can be installed in Wine if you follow the directions in the Applications Database.

James McKenzie

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