winmx won't connect to the internet

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labud
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winmx won't connect to the internet

Post by labud » Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:45 am

opensuse 64 bit tumbleweed 20210330 KDE 5.21.3
Kernel version 5.11.6-1
wine 6.5-1277.2-x86_64
winmx 3.54.exe

Problem: Winmx program will not connect to internet [no other problems with anything else connecting to the internet.]
I ran this in terminal as root, but it returned nothing

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wine winmx.exe &> /tmp/log.txt 2>&1
Have been running Winmx on linux [specifically opensuse] [tumbleweed for 3 years now] for many years without problems.
The winmx program is listed as GOLD in the AppsDB.
I am not sure when/which Wine version this started occuring in as I was away [figure its been 2 - 3 weeks ago]
Went to the FAQ for Wine and made sure this info in section 10.6.1 and 10.6.2 was set up properly, but this did not correct the problem or possibly I may not have gotten it right.
Have checked and rechecked my network, winmx, firewall, router/modem forwarding settings and all is good there.

This did happen about a year ago, but by the next Wine/opensuse update it had corrected itself. Not this time, however.
Can anyone suggest where/what I might try to correct this? Thank you.

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Re: winmx won't connect to the internet

Post by fargodwe » Sun Apr 04, 2021 6:52 pm

There are native linux programs for p2p so you could avoid trying to get this working in wine.https://linuxitpro.net/content/peer2peer-file-sharing

I personally won't go further than that as I noted winmx looks like it might be for sharing songs, videos, etc., which may not be legal depending on the file.

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Re: winmx won't connect to the internet

Post by fargodwe » Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:21 pm

Redacted.

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Re: winmx won't connect to the internet

Post by dimesio » Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:08 am

fargodwe wrote:
Sun Apr 04, 2021 6:52 pm
I personally won't go further than that as I noted winmx looks like it might be for sharing songs, videos, etc., which may not be legal depending on the file.
If you're worried about forum rules, file-sharing apps are not illegal in and of themselves. As you note, it depends on what is shared. So discussing such apps is fine, just don't use any illegal examples.

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Re: winmx won't connect to the internet

Post by fargodwe » Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:59 pm

Good to know as I was worried that talking about them might be a violation, and the last thing I want to do is violate forum rules.

So, as I mentioned,there are native linux programs for p2p so you could avoid trying to get this working in wine.<url>https://linuxitpro.net/content/peer2pee ... aring</url>.

I hope they can be of assistance to you to be able to just use a native linux app

Is there a particular reason you want to use winmx? Is there a free or at least free trial version of this I can try here?

I also know that it appears from things I've seen on the forum that there are a few things that don't work the best with 6.5. Is there a way you can try going down one version or perhaps try the development or staging versions of 6.5 to see if those help?

Sorry for not doing this earlier but I didn't want to go against forum rules. As long as we don't talk about any file or anything else that is illegal we should be good.

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