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Machine 1. Everything appears to work, but not fully tested due to problems.
Machine 2. Seems ok but not progressed with as I wanted the same software on both machines.
What does not
Machine 1. Screen drawing somewhat iffy in that an additional line kept appearing at the top of the screen. Ctrl R (Forced Screen ReDraw) got rid of it, but it soon reappeared.
Machine 2. Better, but not progressed with.
What was not tested
Tested on two Toshiba Satellite Pro Laptops, both with 2Gb RAM. No.1 A200 Celeron M CPU 520 @ 1.6GHz. No.2 L300 2 x Intel Pentium Dual CPU T2390 @ 1.86GHz.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Linux Mint 13 "Maya" x86_64||Nov 08 2014||1.6.1||Yes||Yes||Bronze||an anonymous user|
|Show||Linux Mint 13 "Maya" x86_64||Nov 08 2014||1.4.1||Yes||Yes||Bronze||an anonymous user|
|Show||Puppy Linux 4.x||Oct 13 2009||1.1.26||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||KANOTIX 2005-04||Sep 06 2006||0.9.20.||Yes||No||Garbage||Steve|
1.) On installation from the CD, the initial menu of install options generated by setup.exe at the top level doesn't work.
Workaround: navigate to the Bin/ folder on the CD and open setup.exe. This one installs the program.
2.) Program can't find MFC20.dll.
Workaround: Install MFC20.dll using Winetricks.
3.) Garbage in 3D non-wireframe mode using nv kernel module on NVIDIA cards. (No hardware acceleration.)
Test your hardware acceleration using glxgears in terminal mode. Also try glxinfo | grep rendering to determine if hardware rendering is enabled on your system. If not, this may have to be corrected for your graphics card.
In my case, this required installing official proprietary NVIDIA drivers & kernel module for my graphics card (a GForce FX 5500 series) and not using the default Linux nv module.
My xorg.conf file was rewritten by the NVIDIA installer after a backup was made.
4.) Program requires installation of Gecko (automatic under Wine now)
5.) Program requires that Wine associate .pdf files to your .pdf viewer if you want to read the Help Manual. This process is covered elsewhere in the Wine FAQ.