[Wine] programs will not launch

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Mon Feb 6 12:46:53 CST 2012

> I should probably admit I am new to linux. well that's not entirely true but the last time I messed with it there was no gui. anyway I dicided to give ubuntu a try, crashed my system in the process. anyway the problum I am having is this. programs install just fine, and I've tried installing in several different ways. just running the .exe file, going through play on linux, wine tricks. regardless of how I install the program or what the rating is in the database I can't run the program. I have no idea what I'm doing wrong I have followed every tutorial I can find and I get the same result. the icon popes up in the launcher flashes a few times then goes away. I shoul mention I'm running ubuntu 11.10 on a HP dv6t quad edition.

It's actually a good thing that you have used linux without the GUI
because that is by far the best way to debug the problems. What I mean
is try running the application from the shell and look at the debug
messages that wine spits out.


I suggest to get the log for 1 application if it is large post it on
pastbin.com and then start a new thread here for the application and
link to your debug log.


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