[Wine] Not able to run app using Wine

John Rose john.aaron.rose at gmail.com
Sat Jan 11 06:33:57 CST 2014

I'm using Wine 1.6.1 installed using the Ubuntu Wine Team's ppa under 
Ubuntu Precise. I have a Desktop Configuration File (named 
Basic4android.desktop) created by Wine when I installed the 
Basic4android windows app.

The file is in directory 

Contents of the file are:
[Desktop Entry]
Exec=env WINEPREFIX="/home/john/.wine" wine 
C:\\\\windows\\\\command\\\\start.exe /Unix 

Menu/Programs/Basic4android/Basic4android.lnk (written using standard 
Unix notation) exists. I don't know how to determine where it points to. 
However, the file (basic4android.exe) that it should point to is in 
directory /home/john/.wine/c:/dosdevices/c:/Basic4android/ and I can run 
it successfully by double clicking it in the Nautilus File Manager.

When I try to run the app (by using the launcher in Unity (corresponding 
to the Desktop Configuration File detailed above), I get a small window 
showing 'File Missing' with no useful options, but it doesn't detail 
which file that is missing. Help please!

PS I get the same problem with other windows apps (e.g. Windows version 
of Android SDK).

Regards, John

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