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Mikeplyts
Ok, so, I just got done installing Ubuntu on my computer for the first time. I have to say, it's pretty trippy (in the good way, that is). But, I just realized that I can't open application files like .EXE and shit, which means I can't download Photoshop (which I really want bad). I just checked out GIMP and quite frankly, I'd just really prefer Photoshop over GIMP. So, I tried using some program called Wine but I have absolutely no clue as to how the f*ck it works or how to install Photoshop with it. I went online to look through tutorials and they talk about commands and stuff and I have no idea where the hell to put commands in.

All I want is to install Adobe Photoshop CS4 on Linux somehow. Help, please?
Maccabee
*facepalm*

I know I used to be there to, but it is just so painful helping linux noobs. LOL.

Ok, linux, is a totally differently operating system. It's NOT windows. No exe's. Those commands go in the terminal.

Commands go in applications>accessories>terminal

Just keep coming back here when you get stuck. I'll help ya out.
Mikeplyts
Alright, thanks.

Alright, well, I pretty much tried doing what this tutorial told me to do, but no dice. For some dumb reason, when I tried opening the Setup.exe file with Wine using a command in the terminal (LANG=C wine Setup.exe, which is also explained in that tutorial I linked), the Setup encountered an error and couldn't continue. I have all the files that were extracted from the .EXE application file I downloaded from Adobe's website page for Photoshop using Wine and it still encounters an error. It's so blunt to go as far as not even tell what the error is. There must be a way. sad.gif
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Even if you do get it running, I don't think the performance will be that great on that system. Always make sure with linux tutorials that you are using the same version they're running on.
Mikeplyts
^Yeah, most of the ones I've read are for Ubuntu 9.04, which is what I'm using. But like, isn't there any Photoshop downloads lying around that are made for Linux?
Maccabee
What version of photoshop are you using? The same one that is the in the tutorial I hope. Wine doesn't work well with CS4.
sixfive
joseph tries too hard to be like cj

cj does joseph at least swallow
Maccabee
QUOTE(serotonin @ Jan 10 2010, 12:19 PM) *
joseph tries too hard to be like cj

cj does joseph at least swallow

Sue me because I am interested in linux and he happened to be linux geek before I.
Mikeplyts
QUOTE(Maccabee @ Jan 10 2010, 03:17 PM) *
What version of photoshop are you using? The same one that is the in the tutorial I hope. Wine doesn't work well with CS4.

Oh, well, I'm trying to get CS4. Since that's all I really have. I got really close to actually installing CS4 but the setup got gay on me and encountered another non-detailed error. mellow.gif

Here's a nifty little screenshot.

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Maccabee
QUOTE(Mikeplyts @ Jan 10 2010, 12:29 PM) *
Oh, well, I'm trying to get CS4. Since that's all I really have. I got really close to actually installing CS4 but the setup got gay on me and encountered another non-detailed error. mellow.gif

The odds of being able to install cs4 or slim. Wine will work better with older versions. Is the tutorial for CS4? Also, when you run photoshop, you'll be running an exe, and I believe that is located in /home/micheal/.wine/program files/ or something like that.

Also, files and folders that begin with . are hidden, so press ctrl h to show them.

I'm trying to remember where the C:\ is located in wine. Basically, I would try removing then reinstalling wine, and then just get your exe, right click it, open with wine, and if the installer works, yay, and then find where it was created and try running it.

Also, use apt-get, not aptitude. e.g: sudo aptitude install msttcorefonts, but sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts. Thats just my opinion though.
Mikeplyts
QUOTE(Maccabee @ Jan 10 2010, 03:40 PM) *
The odds of being able to install cs4 or slim. Wine will work better with older versions. Is the tutorial for CS4? Also, when you run photoshop, you'll be running an exe, and I believe that is located in /home/micheal/.wine/program files/ or something like that.

Also, files and folders that begin with . are hidden, so press ctrl h to show them.

I'm trying to remember where the C:\ is located in wine. Basically, I would try removing then reinstalling wine, and then just get your exe, right click it, open with wine, and if the installer works, yay, and then find where it was created and try running it.

Also, use apt-get, not aptitude. e.g: sudo aptitude install msttcorefonts, but sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts. Thats just my opinion though.

Yeah, that tutorial was made for installing CS4. I mean, I would at least install CS3 or something, but problem is, I don't have a copy of it. I don't really know where to get CS3 but whatevs.

Also, the downloaded .EXE (ADBEPHSCS4_LS1.exe, I think) actually did work and extracted the files into the desktop. In those files is a Setup.exe, which I assume is the one you're talking about? If so, it's not in /home/michael/.wine/drive_c/program files/, it's in /home/michael/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32/. And, I think "C:\" would be /home/michael/.wine/drive_c/ or /home/michael/.wine/dosdevices/c:/. So, I copied all the extracted files I had in the desktop (Adobe CS4 folder, on the screenshot) into /home/michael/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32/ and then went to Applications>Accessories>Terminal and used these commands in order (like the tutorial explains):
CODE
rm -r ~/.wine winecfg

CODE
wget http://www.kegel.com/wine/winetricks
chmod +x winetricks
./winetricks msxml6 gdiplus gecko vcrun2005 ie6

CODE
sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts

I then copied Photoshop's atmlib.dll file into /home/michael/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32/ and configured Wine's Library thing to override the atmlib.dll (which the tutorial said to do). I then used this command:
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LANG=C wine Setup.exe

After that, it started doing some magic, the installer wizard began to load and check my system profile, and BAM. That damn error appears saying something unexpected happened and I need to contact Adobe support (which I doubt will help me in downloading Photoshop into Linux).

Whew.
butre
QUOTE(Maccabee @ Jan 10 2010, 12:40 PM) *
I'm trying to remember where the C:\ is located in wine.

I want to say it's ~/.wine/driveC or something like that.
Mikeplyts
Okay, so, I removed Wine, reinstalled it, and tried to open the .EXE file with it, but it didn't even pop up or whatever. So then, I tried just going to the desktop path in the terminal:
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/home/michael/Desktop/Adobe-CS4/Photoshop/Adobe-CS4/Setup.exe

(By the way, "Adobe-CS4" was "Adobe CS4" but I kept getting an error that no such directory exists)
So, that started to work again but it, as usual, gave me an unexpected error. I'm pretty sure it's possible to have CS4 on Wine (I've seen videos and screenshots), so I think I might be missing files or something. Therein lays the problem, however; I don't know what files could be missing, that is, if they are. I have all the files in the "Adobe-CS4/Photoshop/Adobe-CS4" folder that were extracted and I haven't meddled with them. So, looks like I'm stuck.

Also, Joseph, CJ, or anybody else who uses Linux, do you have Adobe Photoshop CS4 on your system?
butre
I have CS2 on mine. From what I've heard, CS4 doesn't install too well. Often you have to make registry changes to get programs to work.
Mikeplyts
QUOTE(itanium @ Jan 10 2010, 06:52 PM) *
I have CS2 on mine. From what I've heard, CS4 doesn't install too well. Often you have to make registry changes to get programs to work.

Hm, well. Okay then. Know where I can get CS2?

I have a CS3 disc my friend let me borrow, but it seems CS3 has some issues with Wine. shrug.gif


EDIT:

Holy crap, I just got CS4 to work. All I had to do was go into my Windows FileSystem and start up Photoshop from there by going into the Program Files and launching the Photoshop.exe file with Wine. victory.gif
butre
http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/3639739/Ad...CS2_WITH_KEYGEN

I love how this forum has become so lax on piracy. I remember this place used to be OMG NO
Mikeplyts
QUOTE(itanium @ Jan 10 2010, 06:59 PM) *
http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/3639739/Ad...CS2_WITH_KEYGEN

I love how this forum has become so lax on piracy. I remember this place used to be OMG NO

Thanks, but no thanks. Look at my edited post. biggrin.gif
butre
Well damn, I might try getting CS4 working in wine then.
Mikeplyts
QUOTE(itanium @ Jan 10 2010, 07:04 PM) *
Well damn, I might try getting CS4 working in wine then.

aniwink.gif

Although, there's probably a few folders you have to copy because Photoshop will encounter a few errors due to some things missing in Wine's C:\ folder.
AbbeyMarie
god damn grr.gifs
butre
also, you can create a symbolic link in wine's windows folder so you can just run wine photoshop instead of wine "~/.wine/drive_c/<installation directory>/photoshop.exe"

first go to the directory Photoshop is installed in via the command line. then run:

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$ ln -s photoshop.exe ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/photoshop


By the way, just in case it throws you off, the $ sign just says to run the command as a regular user. You don't include it in the command. A # sign would say to run it as root.
Mikeplyts
Oh, cool beans. Thanks.
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