i screwed up a good debian install with wine. before i do it again i want to know what the best way to get and install wine . AMD 64, toshiba L645D laptop with 3G ram. ATI radon openGL . I read several pages and seems they suggest to compile from source (which i can do i think). others say to use aptitude .
I'm trying to install Wine on Debian Squeeze x86_64 but I cannot seem to get it to work. I added the repository to my sources.list but I was faced with this when I tried to install:
Code: ashton@hubble:~$ sudo apt-get install wine Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information..
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable distribution that some required packages have not yet been created or been moved out of Incoming. The following information may help to resolve the situation:
I have been asked to install Windows 7 on a computer that groans to even run Windows xp properly. As I know, this is like asking for the impossible, I am posting here to have some opinions about the use of Wine in Debian. In particular, I would like to know whether wine makes Debian less secure and more vulnerable to viral, malware, adware, etc infections.
Building Wine-1.3.16 for Squeeze from Source: Since there isn't a good version of Wine in the repositories, I decided to build my own from source. Here it is. read everything. I DID NOT have Wine previously installed. If you do, you'll have to remove it FIRST.
With all the dependencies installed you can begin building Wine. From the terminal:
since lamaresh is not being updated anymore and the wine packages from the official Debian repository are quite old there isn't really much choice for getting a recent version of wine anymore. Since I don't want to use the carbon project or the Mempis repository, as stated here, (at least yet) I have decided to build the package myself. Unfortunately I would like to have a 32bit version but am running a 64bit version of Debian Squeeze. When I run ./configure I get the following message at the end.
I am currently using Squeeze 32 bit with both gnome and KDE desktops. I have a legitimate office disk, and wanted to use MS word for work due to formatting glitches in Open Office. However squeeze says the disk is corrupt and refuses to progress. This is not so as the same disk works fine in aptosid and Kubuntu. So wine is not very useful in Squeeze whilst it behaves like this. After all it is I suspect it at least should be able to install MS word, though of course no updates are given by MS as it hates wine. Both Gnome and KDE gave the same results, as user or root. I wonder if anything else can be done to Wine to make it work. Perhaps it is something to do with the "free" kernel, I only speculate. Otherwise Squeeze is going very well.
how to install Dropbox for Debian Squeeze from source.Please read everything before you begin. I prepared it as I installed Dropbox for my own system. Please Note: I use sudo, you may have to use root or 'su' from the command line. If you don't know the difference between sudo and su, then you shouldn't try this until you know. At the time I did this, the lastest dropbox version was 0.6.7.
I want to install VGA driver on debian squeeze. my VGA is "Intel Corporation 82G33/G31 Express Integrated Graphics Controller".I do not know which driver I must install for this VGA.Does Linux recognize related driver ?
Bit cretinous but how do I safely install squeeze, the testing version of Debian,to replace my Debian Lenny 5 backports current version?st shove something into apt/sources or whatever it's called and then 'aptitude safe-upgrade' or something?
I'm a user of dropbox, I use it to save my pc. Today I've discovered that I do not have Dropbox installed.I tried to install it quickly, but I was unable. I receive astrange error, that seems like if I'm using a newer library.Are there some repo than I can add to try to install Dropbox by the aptitude or apt-get command?
Code: root@debian:/# apt-get install firefox Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package firefox is not available, but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or is only available from another source E: Package 'firefox' has no installation candidate i always get this when installing firefox. is there a way? so with flash.
I have Debian Lenny with a couple of libraries from backports. I go to install Wine from the package manager and it says such and such a dependency is needed but that the backports version is installed, I use force version to choose right version then it says the same for every other file so it`s going round in circles.
Some libraries, libasound and similar, are installed from backports but it seems wine wants the older version. How can I install wine without this endless loop and without breaking anything, please?
I am wanting to install Chromium-browser in Squeeze. I notice that it is in the stable repos, but it seems to be fairly out of date. I was wondering how difficult it would be to install it from the unstable repos and what the consequences of that might be?
A Linux user for about 10 years, distro hopping for half of them. Finally found peace with PCLinuxOS (great distro), and MintLinux. When Mint went over to Debian, I thought why not try the original, so here I am.Booted the dvd, checked everything was working well (excellently, actually), and started the install over an existing PCLinuxOS system (dual booting with XP). First time installed while inside the gnome system, from the desktop icon, second and subsequent times from the welcome screen after boot (only text modes were available).In all cases, everything goes fine until I partition and install the packages. Partitioning is no secret to me, unless there is a "Debian way" of doing it: went through "guided partitioning," and chose the existing PCLinuxOS partitions, 37 Gb for /, ext3 (tried ext4 later with same results), and 2 Gb for swap, both on sda (sda1 and sda5). This is a full hard-disk, just for Linux. The other disk is for XP (sdb).
Tried formatting existing partitions, erasing contents of disk, and keeping as is. In all cases, when partitioning is done, the system installation fires up and I see all packages being transferred (up to 100%). Then I have a pop-up window telling me to continue to package manager, which I do, but then I get a message saying that I am trying to install on an "unclean target," over an existing installation (even after fully erasing the disks). It asks whether to continue or not and, whatever I do, I'm taken back to system install again, and see the progress go up to 100% and the same question again.
If I go back to the install menu and ignore the message, jumping to installing grub, I get an error message saying that grub install has failed, and that's it. I can't progress further because of these error messages.If I ignore all and boot without the live dvd, I get a prompt and nothing else, and I can't even use XP. Basically, I'm stuck unless I install another distro again to have a working system.First searched this forum and Google to get answers to this problem, but couldn't find anything applicable to my case.
I burned an .iso of a recent Squeeze Live DVD - KDE edition. I was checking it out but I'm not sure it's reliable for installing.I was wondering if anyone has tried it or could comment.I noticed a few things that was a bit disconcerting.One, there were a lot of 'question marks' in the kickback menu.Is that normal?Two, when you (I) try to reboot the system or otherwise 'leave' the live state, it doesn't reboot properly.Some distributions will 'shut down' and then give you a prompt for taking out your CD or DVD and then there is some script or program that reboots the machine for you. But, the Debian Live DVD I used didn't do that. It's a recent one, dated Dec. 20.What happened is that it just looped back and re-started.There was no prompt or even much of a delay. I couldn't open the optical drive tray at any time.I had to cold restart the machine so I could take the DVD out.
I was disappointed since I thought it is a good project and a worthwhile venture to try and have a live media option for installing the later editions of Debian such as Squeeze or if they can keep up progress, whatever edition it's at.I am a bit hesitant to try this version for a true install so I am wondering what others say.I thought I should go for the 'desktop Squeeze/Testing AMD-64-KDE' CD ISO instead?There's no live media but I have tried the live DVD so it looked okay other than the two issues mentioned.
I am trying to load Debian Squeeze from a net install CD on an old Wallstreet laptop. I am using BootX in OS 9.2. The problem I have is after the install gets to the bootloader section I tell it to continue without a bootloader, then open a shell so I can mount the Mac hard drive and copy the kernel and image file to the correct places. However, the Mac drive does not show up using df. I tried mounting to /dev/hda8 ( I know this is where the Mac HD is supposed to be) but get device not found error. I recall in previous version (etch) installing from full CD I had the option to install hfsutil, but I did not get that option with this netinstall CD. I changed the debconf priority to low hoping I would get more options of software to install but to no avail. Any ideas on how to get the kernel and image file to the Mac hard drive?
My attempts to "dist-upgrade" Lenny to Squeeze ended in disaster. My story is that it was caused by a bug in the "release notes instructions".
Anyone, who wants all the gory details, can find them by visiting
I would now like to reformat the HD-partition that currently contains the failed "upgrade" and see if I do any better by starting from scratch; it is about 6 years since I have last undertaken such a task and my memories are hazy.
The relevant entry in the Debian (Install) Manual reads:
22.214.171.124. Manual Partitioning A similar screen to the one shown just above will be displayed if you choose manual partitioning except that your existing partition table will be shown and **without the mount points**.
My question is:
At what point in the "clean install" does the Debian Installer (set at "medium"?) ask for the "mount point" at which the "root directory of Squeeze" is to be installed?
I need to use the proprietary NVIDIA driver instead, but it can't install while this is active. I'm working off a fairly fresh install anyway, so I can reinstall debian if the option to not install nouveau is present somewhere during the install process. Or, is there an easy way to get rid of Nouveau from my current install altogether?
I have recently installed Debian Squeeze on my main machine at home. I used the default installation options, which meant gnome was installed as the display manager/GUI. Once I got the system up and running, I have attempted to install the latest KDE display manager/GUI. I executed the following commands:
$sudo apt-get install kde4
and then responded as required when asked if I really wanted to get and install the huge list of programs this involved.
When booting up in runlevel 3, I would log in, and then execute the following command:
$ sudo kdm
the screen would go blank and I would eventually get a KDE error message saying:
"Cannot open theme file @@@ToBeReplacedByDesktopBase@@@"
I would then be given only the option to press OK, which would dump me back out to the command line. I can get the GUI to start by executing "Startx", which doesn't require sudo to run I might add. The problem is that this command starts gnome. I would like to start X from the command line, but be given a choice of either GNOME or KDE.
Question 1: How do I fix the issue which generates the error message detailed above?
Question 2: How do I set up X to ask me which display manager I would like to use? and
Question 3: Am I correct in assuming that KDM shouldn't require sudo to run? If so, how do I adjust the situation so that it is correctly configured to run like gnome (without requiring root access to run)?