Wine dont work

Asked by Hazem Nabil on 2010-03-30

Hey,
i installed wine on Ubuntu 9.10, but when i click right click on (Install_WLMessenger) i click (open with wine windows program loader) nothing happened

what can i do to install MSN on my Ubuntu ?

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For details of MSN Messenger with wine see http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=application&iId=127 if you are trying to use version 9, it gets a rating of Garbage.

You're probably best to install the linux native application aMSN - search for it in Ubuntu Software Center or Synaptic, or install it from command line with "sudo apt-get install amsn".

Best of luck,
George

Hazem Nabil (hazem-nabil) said : #2

Thanks George this helped me to know more, i installed wlm85.msi

How to install:

The combined Windows Live Installer does not work. Therefore, to install the software, do the following:

1-Download the Raw MSI file from here
2-msiexec /i wlm85.msi (it won't show any window)
3-After installing, using winetricks you have to install: flash, msxlm3, gdiplus, riched20
4-Set Windows version to win2k
5-Start Messenger

i did number 3 from(wget http://www.kegel.com/wine/winetricks) and (sh winetricks riched20 gdiplus msxml3 flash) but i dont know what is winetricks, whatever i did it in terminal, but the problem now is that i dont know how to do number 4 :S

Not all apps work with wine, its a best effort attempt. Some apps work awesomely and some simply refuse to even install.

Personally I'd shoot for amsn too.

Hazem Nabil (hazem-nabil) said : #4

okay i got it.
But how can i uninstall everything again which i did in (wget http://www.kegel.com/wine/winetricks) and (sh winetricks riched20 gdiplus msxml3 flash) cause it making troubles when i open windows ?

Rajinder Sandhu (sandy744) said : #5

click uninstall software and it will show list of programs select which ever you want to uninstall....

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