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Aonoa
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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2002 1:34 pm    Post subject: WineX Reply with quote

Hi,

Anyone experienced with WineX 2.01 and Gentoo Linux ? I've installed the winex tgz from Transgaming and I'm unable to run any windows executables, from cd or harddrive.

I get the following error message, in this example winzip81.exe (downloaded just to test):

/usr/lib/transgaming/winex/bin/wine: can't exec 'winzip81.exe': error=21

It's the same if I try to install, say Starcraft from CD.
I have no idea why this happens, can anyone help me?

Thanks a bunch
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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2002 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've had great experiences with WineX - however, I built it from the ebuild since I haven't shelled out to Transgaming yet.

Is the winzip81.exe executable? run a 'chmod +w winzip81.exe' and see if that helps.

If this fails, Starcraft is a supported program and I'm sure they'll help you out.
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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2002 3:23 pm    Post subject: WineX slow Reply with quote

Hiya,

I have the .tgz format of WineX 2.0 installed. Everything installs fine, but when I get into a game like StarCraft, it runs fine for about 5 seconds and then slows down considerably.

Does this happen to you?
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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2002 3:54 pm    Post subject: Winex Reply with quote

alec, it does not help with chmod +w, I still get the same error. Thanks though. :)

Nothing wants to run through winex.

ehobax: I've not managed to get anything to run, much less install through winex on gentoo yet. Transgaming has a WineX 2.01 now with improved 2D speed.. and tests might suggest that a kernel with minimal stuff in it improves performance a lot.

*sobs* I can't get nothing from WineX, as I have this stupid error I can't figure out.
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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2002 3:59 pm    Post subject: EhobaX Reply with quote

Did you do anything at all besides installing the .tgz to make it work ?
Change any configuration files?

You do have gentoo linux, right ?
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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2002 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alec wrote:

Is the winzip81.exe executable? run a 'chmod +w winzip81.exe' and see if that helps.
out.


Should that not be

chmod +x winzip81.exe

???
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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2002 9:54 pm    Post subject: Winex Reply with quote

chmod +x makes an executable, yeah. I tried that, then I tried his +w whatever that does too, I'm still not getting anywhere. :(
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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2002 11:25 pm    Post subject: cannot get it to work Reply with quote

Ok I followed everything posted on this forum. but when I go to install Jedi Knight, I get an "The InstallShield Engine (iKernel.exe) could not be launched" error

I had JK working a few weeks ago when I was using slackware, but I installed it using the TGZ file. pls help.

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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2002 6:35 pm    Post subject: Hmmm Reply with quote

I use WineX 2.0 with Gentoo also.. what I did (I also did this with Slackware) was I used rpm2tgz for the .rpm bin of WineX and uncompressed the converted tgz.

Since then everything has worked relatively well. JK2 runs very nicely as with SoF2 (the demo anyway). I replaced the 2.0 library files (/usr/lib/transgaming/winex/lib/) with the CVS WineX libs (dlls?) and I can even run GTA3 (albeit full of bugs and slowly).

I have a pII 400, 256mb ram, etc.

Apparently later this week more changes will be made to the CVS and GTA3 should work better - I look forward to seeing what they'll be doing.. cha-ching. GTA3 requires DX8.1, so if they get GTA3 fully working I don't see why other DX8.1 games won't run...
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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2002 7:58 pm    Post subject: WineX Reply with quote

blk_jack, I tried to do the same.. convert the rpm and then tar -xvzf on the tar.gz file.. but I still get :

/usr/lib/transgaming/winex/bin/wine: can't exec 'example.exe': error=21

When trying to execute any windows based program... argghhh :(
I wonder what the hell is wrong.
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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2002 10:39 pm    Post subject: rpm Reply with quote

why not run "emerge rpm"
and then "rpm -i --nodeps WineX-*.rpm"
i did that and it works great....
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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2002 11:12 pm    Post subject: Winex - too secure kernel Reply with quote

The transgaming guys told me that it might be that I had a very secure kernel running, not allowing applications reallocations and that might cause my system not allowing me to run the windows executables.

Going to try and compile a new kernel.
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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2002 12:27 am    Post subject: Winex Reply with quote

What kernel sources have you guys used ? gentoo sources (2.4.19-r6) ?
And you have winex 2.01 working on a system built with those sources or what ?

I've tried making a very basic kernel from the gentoo 2.4.19-r6 sources and it still won't work.
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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2002 6:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use gentoo sources 2.4.19-r5. Make sure you watch your grsecurity level(s)! To my knowledge you can restrict quite a few things with it.
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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2002 12:52 pm    Post subject: WineX Reply with quote

Yeah, I use Gentoo.

I just followed the instructions on the Transgaming website.

cd /
tar -switches blahblah.tgz

I found out that the StarCraft slowdown wasn't really an issue. It seems to be happening to everybody since the latest build of WineX. :p
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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2002 3:59 pm    Post subject: Winex & kernel Reply with quote

Hmm.. I did use grsecurity features when I installed gentoo.. but none that seemed to restrict files, I only put on some networking features and openwall fix.

That couldn't be it?
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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2002 1:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's worth trying on a low or off setting. I have my grsecurity on the default 'low' setting and WineX (my self-compiled verison) works fine.
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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2002 2:56 am    Post subject: Winex error=21 Reply with quote

That was it! :)

I removed the grsecurity: openwall stack patch and winex works fine.
Finally!!

Thanks for all help guys!
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