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How To Install And Use Wine In Ubuntu (Linux)?

So what is Wine? WINE (Wine Is Not An Emulator) is an open source software which translates Windows applications (Executables) into equivalent POSIX (Portable Operating System Interface) code that Linux can understand and use. So how to install and use Wine in Ubuntu 9.04 (Linux)? Here is a step by step procedure to install wine easily via terminal commands.

How to install Wine?

  1. Open terminal by navigating to Applications->Accessories->Terminal
  2. To update the local package index with the latest changes made in repositories, type the following command
  3. sudo apt-get update

  4. Now use the following command to install wine
  5. sudo apt-get install wine

  6. You can configure wine options by using the following command
  7. winecfg

  8. Just leave all settings to default and click OK button.

How to use Wine?

Simply right-click on any EXE file and choose Open with "Wine Windows Program Loader"

(OR) if you want to run an EXE via terminal command i-e wine EXE-File-Name. You have to navigate to the place where EXE file is present and then you may use this command. In case you don't want to navigate to that place, then you have to place EXE file in Windows directory. Navigate to Applications->Vine->Browse C:\ Drive->Windows. After placing EXE file in windows directory you may simply type wine EXE-File-Name directly.

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    Syed6 years, 11 months ago

    syed@syed-H:~$ winecfgwine: created the configuration directory ‘/home/syed/.wine’fixme:storage:create_storagefile Storage share mode not implemented.err:mscoree:LoadLibraryShim error reading registry key for installrooterr:mscoree:LoadLibraryShim error reading registry key for installrooterr:mscoree:LoadLibraryShim error reading registry key for installrooterr:mscoree:LoadLibraryShim error reading registry key for installrootfixme:storage:create_storagefile Storage share mode not implemented.fixme:iphlpapi:NotifyAddrChange (Handle 0x103e2b8, overlapped 0x103e2d0): stubfixme:storage:create_storagefile Storage share mode not implemented.fixme:iphlpapi:NotifyAddrChange (Handle 0x10fe890, overlapped 0x10fe89c): stubwine: configuration in ‘/home/syed/.wine’ has been updated.i am receiving these errors, should i reinstall it or its ok? please suggest..

    ner8 years, 3 months ago

    p11-kit: couldn’t load module: /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/pkcs11/ /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/pkcs11/ cannot open shared object file how can i see the Test.EXE

    Rajupedshinge3389 years, 5 months ago

    i am using suse linux 11.3  wine is not supporting for suse.
    then what will i do for install wine on suse.

    Arun9 years, 8 months ago

    i have a problem in installing wine. while installing in terminal shows 

    Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you haverequested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstabledistribution that some required packages have not yet been createdor been moved out of Incoming.The following information may help to resolve the situation:The following packages have unmet dependencies: wine : Depends: wine1.3 but it is not going to be installedE: Broken packages

    what can i do now

    Nick9 years, 11 months ago

    hi there
    i have a problem when installing wine on my lunix mint 10
    the error shows like this
    “dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run ‘sudo dpkg –configure -a’ to correct the problem

    plzz help me to out from this problem.

    aan10 years, 1 month ago

    i was sucessfully install wine in ubuntu 9… but i have problem with wine audio driver windows xp it say “not supported yet” … but everything looks run smoothly thanks anyway…

    emma10 years, 4 months ago

    I was having the same problem too mikepettite,what i did was to go to the application menu and typed wine then i installed it,try and see if it will help.

    MikePettitt10 years, 4 months ago

    I am having the exact same problem as ‘Abhishek’. No option to accept or decline the EULA for Microsoft Software. If I try to close Terminal, it tells me ‘there is a process still running. closing Terminal will kill this process’, so far I’ve left it alone but it doesn’t seem to be doing anything. What’s going on? I’m running Ubuntu 11.04 and ran the command ‘sudo apt-get update’ prior to attempting the Wine install. Is there a compatibility issue with 11.04? I assumed running ‘sudo apt-get install wine’ would find the appropriate Wine install for 11.04; is this wrong?

      md aijaz10 years, 3 months ago

      just after completion of installation part with EULA page,open another terminal and type winecfg command and next press OK with default settings

      ajit8 years, 11 months ago

      use tab button!

    abhishek10 years, 5 months ago

    is displayed
    there is no option to accept or decline the agreement.
    how to close it, if i manually close the page wine is not installed
    and after then if i try the third step it is saying something is using it.
    sombody help, plz.

    leonimilton10 years, 5 months ago

    I download it. But how can I install windows software.

    leonimilton10 years, 6 months ago

    I want to install wine software in ubuntu10.10

      Wolverine10 years, 6 months ago

      Did you tried the above method? It should work in Ubuntu 10.10 as well

        leonimilton10 years, 5 months ago

        Thank you.
        I want to play windows game in ubuntu10.10.
        How can I play game?

          Wolverine10 years, 5 months ago

          Wine only support simple Windows applications i think. Still you can give it a try!

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    Jimmy11 years, 2 months ago

    thanks you,this help me alot.i’m new to Linix,this is my first day using it!