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There are a lot of resources on how to run Windows software with Wine, but this question is specifically about how to run a software called "Tobi Fibel" from the German Cornelsen Verlag on (Ubuntu) linux, using Wine.

I got it partially working by just using the default settings from Wine, when installing the Wine Windows Program Loader using the Ubuntu Software Center.

The introducory screen of the software, where an avatar explains the software (with audio and animations) are just fine, also the mouse is working properly. However, certain buttons do not work and it's not possible to go beyond this introduction.

What I have tried

  • Selecting between Windows XP and Windows 7 emulation mode
  • Mapped Drive D:\ in Wine to point to the software
  • Start from console instead from Gnome like wine d:\Start.EXE
  • Start with the debug output like WINEDEBUG=loaddll wine d:\Start.exe The Debug output did not reveal anything useful to me.

Update 1:

When running the program in the debugger using winedbg d:\Start.exe and press CTRL+C right after pressing one of the non-working buttons I get

Ctrl-C: stopping debuggee
0xf772b430 __kernel_vsyscall+0x10 in [vdso].so: popl    %ebp

What can I do with this?

Update 2:

When starting the program using WINEDEBUG=+relay wine d:\Start.exe it just filled the terminal with a tremendous amount of logs and actually caused the program to show an error message right after startup. I did not manage to get to the point where I was stuck originally.

How can I make the thing running all stuff, not just the introducory screen? I have no Idea what prevents the mentioned buttons from working.

Note: I know that I could and have successfully run it on a Windows XP virtual machine, but I like to avoid using a copy of Windows altogether, for licensing reasons, and because the screen resolution (fullscreen required) is a bit flaky with the VMWare Player.

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    You will need to debug. See Using the Wine Debugger about WINEDEBUG=+all for getting a more detailed debug report about what happens when clicking on these unresponsive buttons. You could post the relevant part of the result. – harrymc Apr 28 '15 at 12:45
  • I have read thru the mentioned doc. But I have no prior debugging knowledge with linux and am a bit lost there. I have started the program using WINEDEBUG=+relay wine d:\Start.exe but this just filled the terminal with a tremendeous amount of logs and actually caused the program to show an error message at startup. I did not manage to get to the point where I was stuck originally. – Marcel Apr 29 '15 at 22:06

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