Creating shortcuts for Wine / Windows exes
Topic: Creating shortcuts for Wine / Windows exes
started by: blip
Posted by blip on Dec. 27 2007,13:01Hi again
Wine on DSL is great....really fast. We've got the old Microsoft Pinball working on it now....much to my Dad's grattitude....
What's the best way of creating a shortcut from the Wine C:/Program files drive onto the DSL desktop? I.e. I want to create a shortcut to c:/program files/pinball.exe and get Wine to start it (preferrably in full screen mode ). It would be great if we could add a little icon to it as well to make life easy for him.
Posted by john.martzouco on Dec. 27 2007,14:01Great timimg... I've been playing with Wine the past couple of days as well.
This is what I did:
1) write a shell script that will call Wine and pass in the exe. Name it /home/dsl/pinball.bash :
2) create a shortcut in /home/dsl/.dfmdesk for the script:
3) wait 10 seconds and the shortcut will show up on the graphical desktop.
4) change the shortcut icon
OT: Which version of Wine should I use? I've found a bunch of them in the extensions:
1 is in Testing, labelled wine-0.9.28_with_opengl.dsl
1 is in UCI labelled wine-20050524.uci
1 is in System labelled wine-0.9.22.dsl
there's a fourth one out there labelled wine<something>.x
I've used two of them so far. They both work, but I get error messages about glibc (I don't have access to the errors right now). Something about NTLP or like. Is there a glibc extension I should be upgrading?
Posted by curaga on Dec. 27 2007,16:04NPTL.. This has already been discussed. It w(h)ines because there's no Native Posix Threading Library around, and there's none 'cause it requires a 2.6 kernel.
Posted by ^thehatsrule^ on Dec. 31 2007,01:59