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Installing wine on Ubuntu 16.04


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#1 mario909

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Posted 19 August 2016 - 02:14 PM

Hello , i'm having a hard time installing Wine on my computer. I went to the Winehq.org web site and followed the instructions on the page below: 

 

https://wiki.winehq.org/Ubuntu

 

So it went through the install, then I rebooted my computer. Then when it restarted I couldn't find it on my computer. I clicked on the icon at the top of the left side pane and put into the search box wine, but its not there. I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS version.

 

Can someone help me to install this program please?



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Posted 19 August 2016 - 02:58 PM

Try using Alt F2 keys and then entering Wine.

 

You should see this when hitting the Alt F2 keys:

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Posted 19 August 2016 - 03:07 PM

Wine is and was available from the Ubuntu Software Center, and still may be needed to be installed from there.  This would be the first course of action when wanting to install an app.

 

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Posted 19 August 2016 - 03:35 PM

Also wine isnt really an app per se, it usually has its own set of submenus and section.

Its not like if you open it it will do much anyhow from the menu


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Posted 19 August 2016 - 04:09 PM

Ok so i hit alt + f2 , typed in wine and hit enter but nothing happened.

 

I can't understand why it won't launch, every other programme I installed on here works.


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Posted 19 August 2016 - 04:15 PM

Again its not a app of its own.

Try "configure wine"


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Posted 19 August 2016 - 04:27 PM

If that doesn't work....I suggest uninstalling whatever you installed and use the installer for Wine found in the Ubuntu Software Center.

 

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Posted 19 August 2016 - 04:31 PM

OK...

 

Open a terminal and:

winecfg

You now should be offered to install some missing things (Mono and Gecko), please install them.

After that a "Wine Configuration" window will open, close it.

 

Now you are ready to install your Windows programs, you can do that by left clicking the installer/exe and choose "Open With Wine Windows Program Loader". After your first Windows program is installed you should find "Wine" and the "Installed Windows Program(s)" in your "Menu".

 

Hope this helps!  :wink:

 



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Posted 19 August 2016 - 05:20 PM

OK...

 

Open a terminal and:

winecfg

You now should be offered to install some missing things (Mono and Gecko), please install them.

After that a "Wine Configuration" window will open, close it.

 

Now you are ready to install your Windows programs, you can do that by left clicking the installer/exe and choose "Open With Wine Windows Program Loader". After your first Windows program is installed you should find "Wine" and the "Installed Windows Program(s)" in your "Menu".

 

Hope this helps!  :wink:

 

Ok, that seemed to work. Thanks guys, its running ok. 



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Posted 19 August 2016 - 05:21 PM

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Posted 20 August 2016 - 05:55 AM

I'll second GNU/Linux's suggestion.

 

Just FYI, no matter what distro you run, or which version of WINE you install, after installation you must run 'winecfg'. You can generally find this in /usr/bin (sometimes /usr/sbin, depending on the version of WINE and how your distro's package manager is set up to install it); it's an executable script, so simply clicking on it should run it. Or, as stated, simply run it from the terminal.

 

If you don't run it, the 'hidden' /.wine directory will not be created (I believe in Ubuntu it's found at /home/,wine. It's located at /root/.wine in my Puppies, since Pup always runs as root.) And as GNU/Linux states, it's also needed for downloading & installing 'Gecko' & 'Mono', which are required for WINE to work properly.

 

And if the /.wine directory isn't created, you won't be able to install or run anything, as it is from here that the 'emulated' Windows applications are run, in a simulated 'real-time' Windows environment.

 

 

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