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I will come out first saying I don't know much about Ubuntu, my brother just started me on it, so specific directions would be wonderful ..But i need to access something on the Dell website but I need IE to access it. I've googled some things but all i can find are tutorials using the file "ies4linux-2.99.0.1" .. I started to install that but it soon quit, then I realised it was made for older versions. I also tried another way where it makes you download IE 7 from the microsoft website but it is deamed not excutable.....So please help me!!!

oh and I already have Wine
post #2 of 16
Chromium nor Firefox works?

I wouldnt want to install IE on ubuntu. Its bad enough its integrated into windows.

Hopefully you find a solution.
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Since you have wine just open a console/terminal and run

“wine iexplore http://www.winehq.org/“

That should do initialize Gecko, the engine required. From then on just launch "iexplore" as it should be added to your Wine menu. If not issue the command.
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Use IE Tab with Chromium or Firefox if you can get add-ons/extensions.
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hmm, when I had this sort of message in windows, I would use this addon:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/92382/

It basically makes FF render using IE mode, then the website works in FF.

However I doubt it will work on linux, because I think it requires IE to be installed.
You can always give it a try.

Another alternative, that probably has a higher chance of working (also FF)
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/59/

This addon doesn't change the way the page is rendered, but just tells the website that you are using IE.
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post #6 of 16
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Originally Posted by enorbet2 View Post
Since you have wine just open a console/terminal and run

“wine iexplore http://www.winehq.org/“

That should do initialize Gecko, the engine required. From then on just launch "iexplore" as it should be added to your Wine menu. If not issue the command.
I did that and it worked and ran IE fine up until when i clicked on what i needed and it needed to be opened in a new tab, it keep on saying error in the corner when it tried to open..........but thanks! this is the most progress i've made so far!
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Originally Posted by rkeen1012 View Post
I did that and it worked and ran IE fine up until when i clicked on what i needed and it needed to be opened in a new tab, it keep on saying error in the corner when it tried to open..........but thanks! this is the most progress i've made so far!
Tab? You have tabs in ie4linux? Personally I'd go with Firefox extensions but as bad as IE is it is at least somewhat safer in Linux since so few doze commands not to mention ActiveX crap can run in any way to compromise the Linux system. So if you just have to have it, I;d do this

http://appdb.winehq.org/appview.php?versionId=469
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Originally Posted by enorbet2 View Post
Tab? You have tabs in ie4linux? Personally I'd go with Firefox extensions but as bad as IE is it is at least somewhat safer in Linux since so few doze commands not to mention ActiveX crap can run in any way to compromise the Linux system. So if you just have to have it, I;d do this

http://appdb.winehq.org/appview.php?versionId=469
so I tried that one too but i have the same problem in both. The Dell website needs IE to run anything once you're logged in on the website. When i click what i need to do, it should take me to a new window or a new tab,,but using these 2 IE's it cannot open a new tab or a new window.

I tried following this(below**), but once i typed "sudo ./winetricks ie6" it says that "You (root) don't own /home/rae/.wine. Don't run winetricks as another user!".........i dont know if its the same thing you told me to try, but i figured i'd it try but i can't get past that.

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Internet Explorer 6 & 7

* Make sure you have Wine and cabextract packages:

sudo apt-get install wine cabextract

* Download the Winetricks installation script:

wget http://winezeug.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/winetricks

* Install with winetricks:

sudo ./winetricks ie6
sudo ./winetricks ie7
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So what happens when you run winetricks as normal user?
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thats where my inexperience definitely shows...i have no clue how too...i dont get why i'm not a normal user??
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