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Ever since moving to Linux Mint 14, Photoshop CS 2 in Wine has been unreliable.

It ran a couple times after my first install, but now it has settled into never running, and instead, it just returns an error saying "File not found".

file not found

I tried re-installing, and also installing into a custom directory, but that hasn't helped. I tried restarting the Wine server with wineserver -k, and rebooting, but neither helped.

I get the same error if I try to run Photoshop.exe from the command line, even if I'm in the directory where the file is and I can see it listed when I run an ls command. So I don't think this is a matter of the Photoshop.exe file not being found, it is some system file or Wine setting.

How can I get past this error and have Photoshop running consistently?

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Thanks to help on the Linux Mint forum, a workable solution has been found.

That solution is to install Photoshop using playonlinux. I don't exactly know what playonlinux does to make Wine work better, but it seems to do the trick.

I uninstalled Photoshop first, installed playonlinux in Synaptic, and then re-installed Photoshop by opening playonlinx and following the steps it provided.

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+1 self answers are good for StackExchange. – msw May 8 '13 at 14:06

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