IEs4Linux 2.99.0.1 fixes blank screen bug

Many people are reporting this problem to me lately: when using IEs4Linux with recent wine versions (>=0.9.52), the ie toolbar disappear and others display bugs happen.Here is IEs4Linux 2.99.0.1 that fixes only this bug. It’s an emergency release since 2.99.1 is not ready yet (as you know I’m late with this due to recent personal problems).I’m now finishing 2.99.1 that will have a lot of improvements and much better Mac compatibility. Just wait or you can spy our SVN server 🙂

61 Responses to “IEs4Linux 2.99.0.1 fixes blank screen bug”

  1. Tero Tilus says:

    Any special reason why http://www.tatanka.com.br/ies4linux/downloads/ies4linux-latest.tar.gz still contains 2.99.0 and not 2.99.0.1?

  2. Sakthi says:

    Hi,
    I am also facing the same problem. My application contains the filter:progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft transition effects. But in such cases, it shows the screen full of black. Noting is visible. I don’t know why.

    Please do the needful help.

  3. Tiago says:

    Hi,
    during the intallation i recieve the error msg:

    [root@Ichigo ies4linux-2.99.0]# ./ies4linux
    O usuário atual é o root! Isso é totalmente desaconselhavel! O IE é inseguro de mais para dar-lhe acesso root.
    Quer um conselho de amigo? Execute o ies4linux como usuário normal ou, o mellor ainda, crie um usuario exclusivo para os IEs.

    /root/ies4linux-2.99.0/ui/pygtk/ies4linux-gtk.py:264: GtkWarning: gtk_text_layout_real_invalidate: assertion `layout->wrap_loop_count == 0′ failed
    self.textbuffer.delete(it, self.textbuffer.get_end_iter())
    /root/ies4linux-2.99.0/ui/pygtk/ies4linux-gtk.py:268: GtkWarning: gtk_text_layout_real_invalidate: assertion `layout->wrap_loop_count == 0′ failed
    self.textbuffer.insert_with_tags(self.textbuffer.get_end_iter(), line, tag)
    ui/pygtk/python-gtk.sh: line 6: 6639 Falha de segmentação python “$IES4LINUX”/ui/pygtk/ies4linux-gtk.py

    After this the installation stops.

    What can i do to install correctly?

  4. hoenny says:

    hi, Tiago.

    it’s gtk problem.
    you must do that:

    ./ies4linux –no-gui

  5. hoenny says:

    –no-gui

  6. hoenny says:

    —no-gui

  7. RC says:

    Thanks for this great product. Fwiw, I’m getting the blank-screen error when I try to install the Sibelius Scorch plugin, even under 2.99.0.1.

  8. Jigar Shah says:

    I have installed this …but since wine update if i start ies4linux it just keeps on running a process called wineserver. so even i change settings and close ie6 it does not halt the process. Only ie6 is installed
    Another thing i tried was to just run ie6 …in this case also it starts ie 6 correctly but wineserver process keeps running even if i close ie6(no process for IEXPLORER). i have another application…picasa on wine that works fine.

    My wine version
    wineserver -v
    Wine 0.9.54

  9. Jigar Shah says:

    I have installed this …but since wine update if i start ies4linux it just keeps on running a process called wineserver. so even i change settings and close ie6 it does not halt the process. Only ie6 is installed
    Another thing i tried was to just run ie6 …in this case also it starts ie 6 correctly but wineserver process keeps running even if i close ie6(no process for IEXPLORER). i have another application…picasa on wine that works fine.

    My wine version
    wineserver -v
    Wine 0.9.54
    I am on FedoraCore 8

  10. Scott R. Godin says:

    I can concur with the above on Fedora 8 (Note to previous poster, the “Core” is no longer part of the name as of Fedora 7) that once you close IE6, wineserver and several other bit of wine keep on running. This prevents you somehow from quitting and relaunching IE6/7 and ultimately later on if you let it go on unnoticed, it gradually consumes so much cpu that it slows down xscreensaver considerably. I noticed the xscreensaver module running VERY slowly, unusually so, and “top” showed me the runaway wineserver process.

    I’m reluctant to upgrade with this problem in place (I’m on 0.99.0) due to the desire to not leave IE in any unfinished install states.

    currently on wine-0.9.54-1.fc8 with kernel 2.6.23.15-137.fc8 on an Intel T2060 1.6Ghz cpu with plenty of ram

  11. jim burns says:

    Since around 0.9.53, wine is trying to execute the automatic startup programs from the ‘Run’ entry in the registry. That’s what one of those ‘bits’ is – wineboot, and if any wine program is running, wineserver is running. The other ‘bit’, winedevice, is started by wineboot. Usually, those programs exit when the last user program exits, but sometimes that user program may not exit cleanly, and wine gets stuck. The workaround, since ie6 is installed in it’s own directory, not ~/.wine, is to give the command:

    WINEPREFIX=”~/.ies4linux/ie6″ wineserver -k

  12. juho salo says:

    I installed this piece of software today from terminal and wondered why it didn’t work — but the first poster answered this. I must not be the only one to have made this mistake!

  13. I was able to merge this with another project’s efforts and ended up with a blazing fast ie7 osx application, which opens in x11 but doesn’t show the command window and has a nice original M$ icon. If anyone’s interested, reply here and i’ll see what we can do about getting it out there for everyone.

  14. Sergio Lopes says:

    Hi technicallyhesright!

    If you have any improvement to IEs4Linux/Mac please return it back to the community! It would be very nice to include in the official build.

    Sérgio Lopes – from IEs4Linux/Mac

  15. pom says:

    Nice Job!

    It works perfectly with MacosX 10.5.2 (leopard) and wine-0.9.55 (from macports). Now the navigation bar bug is fixed 🙂

  16. Jigar Shah says:

    @jim
    WINEPREFIX=’/home/jigar/ies4linux/ie6′ wineserver -k
    wine: the ‘/home/jigar/ies4linux/ie6’ directory specified in WINEPREFIX doesn’t exist.
    You may want to create it by running ‘wineprefixcreate’.

  17. For me the upgrade does not work at all, i have a full black screen when starting any wine app.
    anyway i got vgx.dll dependencies against vml enabled sites to stop showing empty dialog errors by downloading an upgrade from microsoft website. I wonder if it is possible to have it working given visio runs (at least as reported on the winehq appdb)

  18. Thanks for the emergency release! The combination of IEs4Linux 2.99.0.1 and using the –no-gui flag during installation has resolved all of my IEs4Linux issues. Keep up the great work!

  19. Rob says:

    Looks great! IE 7 is buggy (hangs when the page is first rendering) on Debian Etch. The GUI hags indefinitely, but works like a charm with –no-gui.

  20. bmw says:

    I suppose it is “–no-gui” with two dashes at the beginning as the comment listing above is not discerning this. Is this correct?

    Also, do I have to do a complete reinstall using that flag or can I just start up one of the IEs with that flag?

    Thanx in advance. This saves having a Windows machine around that can be used for Linux instead.

  21. jim burns says:

    Jigar said:
    > WINEPREFIX=’/home/jigar/ies4linux/ie6′ wineserver -k
    > wine: the ‘/home/jigar/ies4linux/ie6′ directory specified in WINEPREFIX doesn’t exist.
    > You may want to create it by running ‘wineprefixcreate’.

    That’s ‘.ies4linux’, not ‘ies4linux’. It has a ‘.’ in front.

  22. Jigar Shah says:

    WINEPREFIX=’/home/jigar/.ies4linux/ie6′ wineserver -k
    wine: invalid directory ’/home/jigar/.ies4linux/ie6′ in WINEPREFIX: not an absolute path

    WINEPREFIX=”~/.ies4linux/ie6″ wineserver -k
    wine: invalid directory ”~/.ies4linux/ie6″ in WINEPREFIX: not an absolute path

  23. jim burns says:

    I can’t see what’s wrong with the first version. Try typing out ~/bin/ie6. (If it is not there, try ~/.ies4linux/bin/ie6.) Compare what I wrote with the line starting with ‘export’ in that script.

  24. partha says:

    i am on fedora 8.
    [freedom@localhost ~]$ wineserver -v
    Wine 0.9.55

    when i try to run it i am getting the same error.


    IEs4Linux will:
    - Install Internet Explorers: 6.0
    - Using IE locale: EN-US
    - Install Adobe Flash 9.0
    - Install everything at: /home/freedom/.ies4linux
    [ OK ]

    Downloading everything we need
    Downloading from microsoft.com:
    100% DCOM98.EXE
    100% 249973USA8.exe
    100% ADVAUTH.CAB
    100% CRLUPD.CAB
    100% HHUPD.CAB
    100% IEDOM.CAB
    100% IE_EXTRA.CAB
    100% IE_S1.CAB
    100% IE_S2.CAB
    100% IE_S5.CAB
    100% IE_S4.CAB
    100% IE_S3.CAB
    100% IE_S6.CAB
    100% SETUPW95.CAB
    100% FONTCORE.CAB
    100% FONTSUP.CAB
    100% VGX.CAB
    100% SCR56EN.CAB

    Downloading from macromedia.com:
    100% swflash.cab
    [ OK ]

    Installing IE 6
    Initializing
    Creating Wine Prefix
    Extracting CAB files
    Installing IE 6
    Installing DCOM98
    Installing TTF Fonts
    Installing ActiveX MFC42
    /home/freedom/.ies4linux/downloads/mfc42.cab: No such file or directory
    An error occured when trying to cabextract some files.

    what is the problem ?

  25. jim burns says:

    Hmm – you didn’t say what version of ies4linux you are using, but you are definitely missing a ‘100% mfc42.cab’ message after the ‘100% DCOM98.EXE’ message. Try upgrading to 0.99.0.1, or if you are already there, try installing ie6 again. The code to download mfc42.cab is definitely there in 0.99.0.1 (in lib/install.sh). You could also try adding the ‘–debug’ flag to your ies4linux run.

  26. Jigar Shah says:

    @jim
    i did as follows

    ll /home/jigar/bin/ie6
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 jigar nvs 30 2008-02-12 13:25 /home/jigar/bin/ie6 -> /home/jigar/.ies4linux/bin/ie6


    ll ~/bin/ie6
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 jigar nvs 30 2008-02-12 13:25 /home/jigar/bin/ie6 -> /home/jigar/.ies4linux/bin/ie6

    Both are pointing at correct places.

    inside /home/jigar/bin/ie6, Its correctly exports thing

    export WINEPREFIX="/home/jigar/.ies4linux/ie6"

    if [ -f "/home/jigar/.ies4linux/ie6/.firstrun" ]; then

    Still when i say do

    WINEPREFIX=’/home/jigar/bin/ie6′ wineserver -k
    wine: invalid directory ’/home/jigar/bin/ie6′ in WINEPREFIX: not an absolute path

    And still when i start ie 6 it starts wineserver.

  27. jim burns says:

    Then maybe ‘/home/jigar/.ies4linux/ie6’ is *not* an absolute path – maybe it’s a soft link. Try saying:

    WINEPREFIX=”/home/jigar/.ies4linux/ie6/” wineserver -k

    (with a slash at the end). Also, show me the output of ”ll ~/.ies4linux/ie6″.

    Also, note that you said above:

    WINEPREFIX=’/home/jigar/bin/ie6′ wineserver -k

    where you gave the location of the ie6 script, ~/bin/ie6, instead of ~/.ies4linux/ie6. However, your post on Feb. 20 did use ~/.ies4linux/ie6.

    Btw, there is no getting around wineserver starting. That’s what coordinates between user programs and the wine kernel. Wine won’t work without wineserver. What you want is wineserver to go away when your last wine user program goes away (along with the child programs like winedevice, etc.)

  28. Jigar Shah says:


    $ WINEPREFIX=”/home/jigar/.ies4linux/ie6/” wineserver -k
    wine: invalid directory ”/home/jigar/.ies4linux/ie6/” in WINEPREFIX: not an absolute path


    ll ~/.ies4linux/ie6
    total 1840
    drwxr-xr-x 4 jigar nvs 4096 2008-02-27 15:26 .
    drwxrwxrwx 7 jigar nvs 4096 2008-02-12 13:25 ..
    drwxr-xr-x 2 jigar nvs 4096 2008-02-21 21:16 dosdevices
    drwxr-xr-x 4 jigar nvs 4096 2008-02-12 13:25 drive_c
    -rw-r--r-- 1 jigar nvs 1820627 2008-02-27 15:22 system.reg
    -rw-r--r-- 1 jigar nvs 2358 2008-02-27 15:22 userdef.reg
    -rw-r--r-- 1 jigar nvs 34354 2008-02-27 15:26 user.reg

    ok..but does winseserver consumes so much of resources ? It almost floods . my CPU. Usage shown is 100%….anyways i want to get rid of killing wineserver always after closing ie6 windows. and able to install ie7

  29. partha says:

    today i manually downloaded ies4linux-2.99.0.1 from http://www.tatanka.com.br/ies4linux/downloads and when i ran ./ies4linux it crashed.here is the output:
    [freedom@localhost ies4linux-2.99.0.1]$ ./ies4linux
    /home/freedom/ies4linux-2.99.0.1/ui/pygtk/ies4linux-gtk.py:268: GtkWarning: gtk_text_layout_real_invalidate: assertion `layout->wrap_loop_count == 0′ failed
    self.textbuffer.insert_with_tags(self.textbuffer.get_end_iter(), line, tag)
    43f28787-e18f-cee7-51222ea6-2a24af00 is dumped
    /home/freedom/ies4linux-2.99.0.1/ui/pygtk/ies4linux-gtk.py:268: Warning: IA__g_object_notify: object class `GtkTextBuffer’ has no property named `cursor-position’
    self.textbuffer.insert_with_tags(self.textbuffer.get_end_iter(), line, tag)
    /home/freedom/ies4linux-2.99.0.1/ui/pygtk/ies4linux-gtk.py:264: GtkWarning: gtk_text_layout_real_invalidate: assertion `layout->wrap_loop_count == 0′ failed
    self.textbuffer.delete(it, self.textbuffer.get_end_iter())
    /home/freedom/ies4linux-2.99.0.1/ui/pygtk/ies4linux-gtk.py:264: Warning: IA__g_object_notify: object class `GtkTextBuffer’ has no property named `cursor-position’
    self.textbuffer.delete(it, self.textbuffer.get_end_iter())

  30. partha says:

    ok i just did ./ies4linux –no-gui and it worked !

    but it is consuming 100%cpu.

  31. Jezu says:

    Always appear white screen and I can’t use it never. I’m on Ubuntu 7.04 and wine 0.9.46, and the shortcuts never was created. I instaled it without errors.
    Is the wine version the problem? :S

  32. jim burns says:

    Jigar –

    Ok, yeah, I’ve sometimes seen the 100% cpu problem, and then wineserver -k doesn’t work right. It is probably a wine problem, aggravated by some web pages. music.yahoo.com does it sometimes.What I do is the wineserver -k w/the WINEPREFIX, but only the original wineserver program exits then. At that point, it is safe to do ‘kill -kill pid#’ for each pid# corresponding to winedevice, wineboot, explorer, iexplore & “bash ~/bin/ie6” (2 of them). ‘kill -kill’ kills with prejudice, and is less likely to leave a zombie process (which is really harmless). Yes, it is a pain to have to do that, but it’s only happened to me infrequently. Hopefully wine will be better at that in a month or two.

  33. jim burns says:

    Jezu –

    Are you using the ‘ie6’ script provide by the ies4linux install, or trying to execute ‘wine iexplore’? The script is in ~/bin/ie6, which should be a soft link to ~/.ies4linux/bin/ie6. So long as ~/bin is in your PATH, that should work. Trying to execute ‘wine iexplore’ will bring up wine’s builtin IE, which is not setup by ies4linux, and will indeed be nothing but a white screen.

  34. Scott R. Godin says:

    I’ll have to try the bit aout the WINEPREFIX. Even renicing the process up to 12-15 doesn’t prevent it from eventually consuming so much of resources that my window manager behaves as if stuck in the LaBrea tar pits. I’m currently on Fedora 8 if that’s any help. I hope to see a fix for this soon, as it’s made it very difficult for me to work with IEs4Linux for any length of time longer than 10 minutes at a stretch. 🙁

    Sergio, Have you considered starting an #IEs4Linux support channel on irc.freenode.net? it would be a very welcome resource for us users to meet on and garner mutual support. The #winehq channel has refused any and all support assistance with an IEs4Linux install so it’s very difficult otherwise to gather a pool of knowledge for help with issues.

  35. Orlando says:

    Hi Guys

    I get this problem with install this program:

    <>

    Is there a problema with downloads?

  36. Orlando says:

    orlando@orlando-desktop:~$ Downloads/ies4linux-2.99.0.1/ies4linux –no-gui –debug
    DEBUG: Hi, I’m Linux
    IEs4Linux will:
    – Instalar Internet Explorers: 6.0
    – Usando a localização do IE: PT-BR
    – Instalar Adobe Flash 9.0
    – Instalar tudo em: /home/orlando/.ies4linux
    [ OK ]

    Baixando tudo que precisamos
    Baixando de microsoft.com:
    0% DCOM98.EXEDEBUG: Download PID=17342
    0% DCOM98.EXEDEBUG: File DCOM98.EXE not found
    0% mfc42.cabDEBUG: Download PID=17478
    0% mfc42.cabDEBUG: File mfc42.cab not found
    0% 249973USA8.exeDEBUG: Download PID=17624
    0% 249973USA8.exeDEBUG: File 249973USA8.exe not found
    0% ADVAUTH.CABDEBUG: Download PID=17758
    0% ADVAUTH.CABDEBUG: File ADVAUTH.CAB not found
    0% CRLUPD.CABDEBUG: Download PID=17885
    0% CRLUPD.CABDEBUG: File CRLUPD.CAB not found
    0% HHUPD.CABDEBUG: Download PID=18023
    0% HHUPD.CABDEBUG: File HHUPD.CAB not found
    0% IEDOM.CABDEBUG: Download PID=18168
    0% IEDOM.CABDEBUG: File IEDOM.CAB not found
    0% IE_EXTRA.CABDEBUG: Download PID=18311
    0% IE_EXTRA.CABDEBUG: File IE_EXTRA.CAB not found
    0% IE_S1.CABDEBUG: Download PID=18445
    0% IE_S1.CABDEBUG: File IE_S1.CAB not found
    0% IE_S2.CABDEBUG: Download PID=18587
    0% IE_S2.CABDEBUG: File IE_S2.CAB not found
    0% IE_S5.CABDEBUG: Download PID=18729
    0% IE_S5.CABDEBUG: File IE_S5.CAB not found
    0% IE_S4.CABDEBUG: Download PID=18849
    0% IE_S4.CABDEBUG: File IE_S4.CAB not found
    0% IE_S3.CABDEBUG: Download PID=18975
    0% IE_S3.CABDEBUG: File IE_S3.CAB not found
    0% IE_S6.CABDEBUG: Download PID=19084
    0% IE_S6.CABDEBUG: File IE_S6.CAB not found
    0% SETUPW95.CABDEBUG: Download PID=19226
    0% SETUPW95.CABDEBUG: File SETUPW95.CAB not found
    0% FONTCORE.CABDEBUG: Download PID=19370
    0% FONTCORE.CABDEBUG: File FONTCORE.CAB not found
    0% FONTSUP.CABDEBUG: Download PID=19511
    0% FONTSUP.CABDEBUG: File FONTSUP.CAB not found
    0% VGX.CABDEBUG: Download PID=19648
    0% VGX.CABDEBUG: File VGX.CAB not found
    0% SCR56EN.CABDEBUG: Download PID=19792
    0% SCR56EN.CABDEBUG: File SCR56EN.CAB not found

    Downloading from macromedia.com:
    0% swflash.cabDEBUG: Download PID=19934
    \ swflash.cabDEBUG: File swflash.cab not found
    Cannot download flash

    orlando@orlando-desktop:~$

  37. jim burns says:

    Orlando –
    What system (distro) are you using? Let me see the output of ‘ls -alFR ~/.ies4linux/downloads’

  38. Orlando says:

    Jim… tks for help..

    I use:
    Kubuntu 7.10 pt-br – ISO8859-1 – kernel 2.6.22.14-generic – KDE 3.5.8.

    orlando@orlando-desktop:~$ ls -alFR ~/.ies4linux/downloads
    /home/orlando/.ies4linux/downloads:
    total 0
    drwxr-xr-x 4 orlando orlando 96 2008-03-02 17:30 ./
    drwxr-xr-x 5 orlando orlando 192 2008-03-01 17:23 ../
    drwxr-xr-x 2 orlando orlando 272 2008-03-01 12:37 BCKUP/
    drwxr-xr-x 4 orlando orlando 96 2008-02-28 01:05 ie6/

    /home/orlando/.ies4linux/downloads/BCKUP:
    total 19578
    drwxr-xr-x 2 orlando orlando 272 2008-03-01 12:37 ./
    drwxr-xr-x 4 orlando orlando 96 2008-03-02 17:30 ../
    -rw-r–r– 1 orlando orlando 838328 2000-01-11 01:58 249973USA8.exe
    -rw-r–r– 1 orlando orlando 1229056 2002-09-14 17:54 DCOM98.EXE
    -rw-r–r– 1 orlando orlando 15452536 2007-08-13 22:59 IE7-WindowsXP-x86-enu.exe
    -rw-r–r– 1 orlando orlando 632755 2000-07-06 10:31 mfc42.cab
    -rw-r–r– 1 orlando orlando 373864 2001-12-19 01:36 Q305601_WxP_SP1_x86_ENU.exe
    -rw-r–r– 1 orlando orlando 1488138 2007-12-04 00:52 swflash.cab

    /home/orlando/.ies4linux/downloads/ie6:
    total 0
    drwxr-xr-x 4 orlando orlando 96 2008-02-28 01:05 ./
    drwxr-xr-x 4 orlando orlando 96 2008-03-02 17:30 ../
    drwxr-xr-x 2 orlando orlando 48 2008-03-01 16:06 EN-US/
    drwxr-xr-x 2 orlando orlando 80 2008-03-02 17:31 PT-BR/

    /home/orlando/.ies4linux/downloads/ie6/EN-US:
    total 0
    drwxr-xr-x 2 orlando orlando 48 2008-03-01 16:06 ./
    drwxr-xr-x 4 orlando orlando 96 2008-02-28 01:05 ../

    /home/orlando/.ies4linux/downloads/ie6/PT-BR:
    total 0
    drwxr-xr-x 2 orlando orlando 80 2008-03-02 17:31 ./
    drwxr-xr-x 4 orlando orlando 96 2008-02-28 01:05 ../
    -rw-r–r– 1 orlando orlando 0 2008-03-02 17:31 IE_S4.CAB
    orlando@orlando-desktop:~$

    The folder /BCKUP i created for a test, i downloaded this file manually but it dont work…

    sorry about my english is not so good.

  39. Jigar Shah says:

    @Scott @Jim

    As jim said its an issue with Wine. So is there any issue filed with wine on this ? (Please let us know so that we can track) And Jim you said correctly.It happens for particular sites. But without fix for this its difficult to use it for a longer time.

  40. jim burns says:

    Orlando –
    Well, all your permissions look ok – there is nothing that would stop you from writing the files to those directories. All I can tell you is when I ran ies4linux and selected PT-BR from the drop down box in the gui (or you could run ‘ies4linux –no-gui –locale PT-BR’), it worked for me. Have you tried again?

  41. Orlando says:

    I gues the trouble is on my wine and/or my computer…
    Even use –locale EN-US the sabe error persist..

    It’s don’t download the files…

  42. srinivasan says:

    Respected Dears,

    I am srinivasan from coimbatore in Tamilnadu in India.I have installed ie4linux successfully.

    But I did some manual works on installation.

    step 1 : I downloaded all “wine*.rpm”s depends upon my OS like manually.

    step 2 : Then I downloaded “cabextract.tar.gz” file manually.

    step 3 : Then I downloaded “fontforge*.rpm” depends upon my OS.

    step 4 : Then I downloaded “wine*.tar.bz”.

    step 5 : Then I downloaded latest “ies4linux*.tar.gz” file

    step 6 : Then I installed “fontforge*.rpm” first

    step 7 : Then I installed all “wine*.rpm”s

    step 8 : Then I extracted “cabextract.tar.gz” file

    step 9 : In that extracted directory I ran the following commands
    ./configure
    make depend && make
    make install

    step 10 : Then I extracteded “wine*.tar.bz” file.

    step 11 : In than extracted directory I ran the following commands
    ./configure
    make depend && make
    make install
    It will take more than 30 minutes depends upon the system’s fast.

    step 12 : Then I extracted “ies4linux*.tar.gz”file

    step 13 : In that extracted file I ran the following commands.

    ./ies4linux

    step 14 : It did not work properly

    It did not download .cab files automaticaly.
    so I saw in that directory /lib/install file
    It is a shell script
    I read that file and manually I downloaded all files and I copied thoes files in
    ~/.ies4linux/download
    and
    ~/.ies4linux/download/ie6/EN_US

    step 15 : It did not download flash player so on installation dont choose flash player.

    step 16 : After that I ran ./ies4linux command

    If it will say any file is missing

    you must download that files manualy and copy that in
    ” ~/.ies4linux/download/ ”
    ” ~/.ies4linux/download/ie6/EN-US/”

    step 17 : Successfully done

    Thanking you!

  43. jim burns says:

    srinavasan –

    I’m glad you got it to work eventually, but I’m a little confused why you installed the wine .rpms *and* compiled and installed the wine tarball. Was the tarball a higher version #? You realize that if you have automatic update for your OS, it will overwrite your tarball with the next version your OS has available?

    It’s curious why you and Orlando are having trouble letting the script download for you, and you have to download the cabs manually.

  44. Jameson says:

    GUI Bug?

    My config:

    jameson@navy ies4linux-2.99.0.1]$ uname -roi && rpm -qa | grep -E "pygtk2|cabextract|wine-0"
    2.6.23.15-137.fc8 i386 GNU/Linux
    pygtk2-2.12.0-2.fc8
    cabextract-1.1-7.fc8
    wine-0.9.56-1.fc8
    pygtk2-libglade-2.12.0-2.fc8

    the bug output:

    [jameson@navy ies4linux-2.99.0.1]$ ./ies4linux
    /home/jameson/ies4linux-2.99.0.1/ui/pygtk/ies4linux-gtk.py:268: GtkWarning: gtk_text_layout_real_invalidate: assertion `layout->wrap_loop_count == 0' failed
    self.textbuffer.insert_with_tags(self.textbuffer.get_end_iter(), line, tag)
    ui/pygtk/python-gtk.sh: line 6: 11908 Segmentation fault python "$IES4LINUX"/ui/pygtk/ies4linux-gtk.py

    got around this on the commandline with –no-gui, but the gui is slick!

  45. Mike says:

    Maybe this isn’t the right place to ask, but is ie8-support on it’s way??

  46. jim burns says:

    I can confirm the seg fault in pygtk with the same packages on fc8.

  47. Trying to install IE4Linux 2.99.0.1 with most recent development of Ubuntu Hardy Heron 8.04 it was only able to install correctly IE6.
    All other IEs points to IE6.
    I am running Wine 0.9.56

    That’s my output

    ########################
    $ ./ies4linux –no-gui
    IEs4Linux will:
    – Instalar Internet Explorers: 6.0, 5.5, 5.01, 7.0
    – Usando a localização do IE: PT-BR
    – Instalar Adobe Flash 9.0
    – Instalar tudo em: /home/tiago/.ies4linux
    [ OK ]

    Baixando tudo que precisamos
    Baixando de microsoft.com:
    DCOM98.EXE
    mfc42.cab
    249973USA8.exe
    ADVAUTH.CAB
    CRLUPD.CAB
    HHUPD.CAB
    IEDOM.CAB
    IE_EXTRA.CAB
    IE_S1.CAB
    IE_S2.CAB
    IE_S5.CAB
    IE_S4.CAB
    IE_S3.CAB
    IE_S6.CAB
    SETUPW95.CAB
    FONTCORE.CAB
    FONTSUP.CAB
    VGX.CAB
    SCR56EN.CAB
    IE7-WindowsXP-x86-enu.exe

    Downloading from Evolt Browser Archive:
    ie55sp2_9x.zip
    ie501sp2_9x.zip

    Downloading from macromedia.com:
    swflash.cab
    [ OK ]

    Instalando IE 6
    Iniciando
    Criando Wine Prefix
    Extraindo arquivos CAB
    Instalando IE 6
    Instalando DCOM98
    Instalando as Fontes TrueType
    Instalando ActiveX MFC42
    Instalando RICHED20
    Instalando registro
    Finalizando
    [: 287: de: unexpected operator
    [ OK ]

    Instalando Flash Player 9
    Extraindo arquivos
    Instalando flash em ie6
    Finalizando
    [ OK ]

    Instalando IE 5.5
    Copiando a instalação do IE6
    Extraindo arquivos
    Instalando registro
    Finalizando
    [: 287: de: unexpected operator
    [ OK ]

    Instalando IE 5.0
    Copiando a instalação do IE6
    Extraindo arquivos
    Instalando registro
    Finalizando
    [: 287: de: unexpected operator
    [ OK ]

    Instalando IE 7 (beta)
    Copiando a instalação do IE6
    Extraindo arquivos
    Instalando registro
    Finalizando
    [: 287: de: unexpected operator
    [ OK ]

    IEs4Linux installations finished!

    Para executar os IEs, digite:
    /home/tiago/bin/ie6
    /home/tiago/bin/ie55
    /home/tiago/bin/ie5
    /home/tiago/bin/ie7

  48. found out that the “[: 287: de: unexpected operator” error is something related to desktop icons or menu shottcuts. set them to ‘0’ and the error is gone.
    still no ie5, ie5.5 or ie7.

  49. Orlando says:

    Hi guys

    I finally install ie4linux on my kunbuntu 7.10 but I installed the version 2.5beta6 because the final version i still can’t install… And the ie7 dont install, said “arquivo corrompido” corrupted file I guess..