[Wine] problem running quickbooks

Martin Gregorie martin at gregorie.org
Wed Jan 11 13:55:45 CST 2012

On Wed, 2012-01-11 at 13:25 -0600, Emegra wrote:
> Hi Martin
> I tried what you suggested, while running quickbooks wineboot --force
> didn't do anything, but wineserver -k shut down Quickbooks immediately
> and I was able to start it again without restarting Linux or closing

It all happened exactly as the Wine docs said it might (if wineboot
--force doesn't stop things, use wineserver -k

>  the quickbooks process in task manager, You are right about the path
> my mistake I'm sorry,
No problem. Typos are not a crime, but it is better to cut and paste
from the terminal display because that avoids miscopying.
>  I know absolutely nothing about writing or executing scripts so to be
> honest Linux for Dummies would probably be an apt title for me
I think its really worthwhile to get to know the system better because
the ability to write even very simple scripts like that one can save
immense amounts of time and fat-finger trouble.

>  and I'm certainly not a power user in any operating system, I have no
> doubt your script would work and I'm sure I can follow you with a
> little more instruction
Get started: write the script I suggested, but with 'wineserver -k' in
place of 'wineboot --force' and try it anyway. You'll have started to
learn a new and useful skill even if it doesn't solve the Quickbooks

>  but this still doesn't solve my problem of Quickbooks crashing when I
> try to back up and if this isn't solvable
I don't recall seeing you describe that (but I may have missed it).
Start a new thread about Quick books crashing on backup so somebody who
is better at Wine crash diagnosis than I will notice and help out.


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