NewsbinGN unstable with Ubuntu 7.04/WINE 0.9.42

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NewsbinGN unstable with Ubuntu 7.04/WINE 0.9.42

Postby imog » Mon Aug 06, 2007 8:44 pm

I'm having a lot of instability with Newsbin (GN) 5.35. Is anyone else using the Giganews Newsbin client with WINE and having success?

I was able to download about 3GB of data, so I'm having some luck. But just in the configuration process I had to save every change I made, because it crashed maybe 6 times. In order to get headers and successfully download anything, I probably went through a dozen crashes in all.

I'm going to reinstall a fresh copy of Ubuntu and try my luck again. Ubuntu7.04>WINE0.9.42>newsbinGN5.35 and hopefully I see the success that others have mentioned.

Any reccomendations?
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Postby newsraider » Mon Aug 06, 2007 10:36 pm

im also using ubuntu 7.04 with newsbin 5.35. im running very stable. im not using the giganews client though, maybe that's what is giving you problems.

one thing i did change in wine was unchecking the option "let the windows manager to manager created windows"

its under the graphics tab in the wine options. run winecfg from the the terminal.

i was having problems with compiz and newsbin sometimes and this seems to have fixed the problem.
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Postby Quade » Mon Aug 06, 2007 10:55 pm

Giganews version is pretty close to identical to the normal version. It's probably a DLL problem.
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Postby imog » Mon Aug 06, 2007 11:02 pm

I didnt do anything with any DLLs, so if I should have, that could definetly be part of the problem.

I'll report back after I get a fresh install in place. I've done a lot of learning on this ubuntu install so its probably not worth trying to troubleshoot on an install thats essentially an unknown quantity.
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Re: NewsbinGN unstable with Ubuntu 7.04/WINE 0.9.42

Postby xlcus » Mon Sep 10, 2007 6:43 pm

imog wrote:I'm having a lot of instability with Newsbin (GN) 5.35. Is anyone else using the Giganews Newsbin client with WINE and having success?

I had the same kind of problems until I upgraded from the packaged version of Wine in Ubuntu Feisty to the latest Wine 0.9.44

With Wine 0.9.44 Newsbin seems rock solid on my machine :-)
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Postby newsraider » Tue Sep 11, 2007 2:07 am

i also think this has something to do with the graphic driver not being installed right. just a hunch though 8)
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Postby xlcus » Tue Sep 11, 2007 3:26 pm

newsraider wrote:i also think this has something to do with the graphic driver not being installed right. just a hunch though 8)

That wasn't the case for my setup. All I did to go from having lots of Newsbin crashes to none was upgrade to the very latest version of wine. No driver changes at all.
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