[wine] How I "broke" Wine using the Graphics tab of winecfg
- The other day I was experimenting with winecfg and "broke" wine.
I ended up not being able to run any program via wine, and none of the
wine programs bundles with wine.
I did not figure out how to undo it. I ended up renaming my .wine
directory and running winecfg to create a fresh one. I then copied my
programs to the new .wine directory.
This is running Slackware 12 with wine-0.9.44, current wine is 0.9.45,
as of September 14, 2007.
To get the version of wine, run " wine --version" at a command prompt.
Some settings changes in winecfg make a big difference on the plus
side, here is my negative side:
I ran winecfg and went to the Graphics tab. I checked emulate a
virtual desktop. Some things seemed smoother, and it reminded me of
running Windows98 in Qemu, but when I minimized NoteTab, I could not
maximize it. When I exited Wine, I could not get wine to launch any
program and winecfg did not work. I had to create a
new .wine and copy programs from the old one.
If anyone has a solution to this that does not involve renaming the
.wine directory and making a new one, please let us know. Does editing
the registry files in a text editor help, etc.
Is this an issue that is fixed/resolved in wine-0.9.45? Do other Linux
or Unix variants have this issue? NOTE: Be sure to make a copy of your
.wine directory if you try to duplicate this to save yourself a lot of