Changing to 32bit apps in Wine 64

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Changing to 32bit apps in Wine 64

Post by ineuw » Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:12 pm

Installed Wine 5 in Linux Mint 20.0 Cinnamon and it's a pleasure to work with. I use it for two Windows apps, Irfanview and TextPad 8, both 64bit versions. When using either app continuously for a period of time, they freeze the keyboard. I am able to close the app with the mouse. Would changing these apps to 32bit versions help? Also, is there a log that traces these keyboard freezes?

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Re: Changing to 32bit apps in Wine 64

Post by madewokherd » Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:16 pm

64-bit support is mature and unlikely to be related to this issue.

Debug channels that might be relevant are +event (shows if the keyboard messages are getting through on an X11 level), +win (shows focus changes), and +msg (shows whether messages like WM_KEYDOWN are getting to the application).

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Re: Changing to 32bit apps in Wine 64

Post by fargodwe » Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:39 am

Mint 20 itself no longer supports 32-bit native apps, but it does say in the release notes it keeps the things the wine and virtualbox need for 32-bit apps. Be sure you create a 32-bit wine prefix and use it when setting up your 32-bit Windows apps. I have a 32-bit Windows app that runs in wine in Mint 20 so it should work. However, I would suspect you might be better off keeping 64-bit.

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Re: Changing to 32bit apps in Wine 64

Post by ineuw » Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:40 am

Thanks for the help. I decided to keep 64bit apps because the alternatives are not worth the possible other issues.

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