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crash workaround, guide
by Dan Kegel on Wednesday January 14th 2009, 8:08
"It's not too difficult to setup DVDFab under Linux using Wine, but there are a couple caveats. It seems the settings cannot be modified from within Wine. Wine can't interact with the configuration menu. This is a problem because DVDFab automatically starts previewing any DVD it finds, which causes Wine to lockup.
So, we need to disable this automatic preview. First, run the DVDFab setup program with wine (wine DVDFab5230.exe). I disabled the VSO burning engine and the desktop/quick link shortcuts.
Next, go into your wine directory. The default path is ~/.wine. There is a file there called user.reg, which is part of the windows registry. Open this file in a text editor such as nano. Search for the string Software\\DVDFab\\V5\\Generic. Under that banner you will find two options, PreviewAutoPlay and PreviewAutoShow. They are set to 00000001 by default. Change them to 00000000.
Now, before you start DVDFab, you will need to mount the DVD you want to rip. Also, if you haven't configured wine for your drives, you will need to do this. Run winecfg and select Autodetect from the drives tab."