[Wine] unable to start when WINELOADER is set to path of winconsole

ajaygarg wineforum-user at winehq.org
Mon Oct 10 23:32:22 CDT 2011

Hi all.

I am wanting to run the following command from the shell ::
wineconsole explorer /desktop=ajay

Since I intend to launch Windows CUI executables after launching explorer, I use wineconsole; and secondly, I set WINELOADER to the path of 'wineconsole' binary.  (These steps are in conjunction with the link http://www.winehq.org/docs/wine

But the application just hangs, always.

However, if I omit the second step, (or explicitly set the WINELOADER=''), the application runs vanilla fine.

Now, the reason I am asking this is because I want to run explorer and windows applications, by launching through a wine script. By simply using wineconsole (and not setting WINELOADER), the explorer runs fine, but when I launch windows applications, I am not able to input from keyboard. If I do set WINELOADER to the path of wineconsole, the application just fails to start.

So, in nutshell, why is the application hanging when I set WINELOADER to the path of wineconsole binary?


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