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ThorNewMexico Wednesday 18 December 2013 at 22:36
ThorNewMexicoAnonymous

I am well into Day 2, (or is it day 3?) of trying to install AutoCAD LT 2000 so that it runs.

This is what I am running:

Ubuntu 12.04 (I think, but the loading screen says it is Xubuntu 12.04)
Unity Desktop
Wine v. 1.7.8
Playonlinux v. 4.2.1
AMD Phenom II x4 3.2 GHz /ASUS M5A99FX Pro 2.0 /8 Gb Ram
All possible software updates including the Mono download instead of .NET from MS.

This is what I have done: 
Create a fresh virtual drive with each new pair of installation attempts with file structure:  wineprefix\AutoCAD_LT\drive_c\Program Files (x86)\AutoCAD LT
Install AutoCAD LT 95 to the above file, using the required personalization diskette (as a folder with files obtained from a floppy from another computer) from my desktop (this computer does not have a floppy)
After which the AutoCAD LT 95 started with no error messages, but I did not do any further testing beyond this point.
Install AutoCAD LT 2000 Upgrade.  The installation goes flawlessly except  I cancel the prompt about the Internet Explorer version I have cannot be uninstalled.  Accepting the prompt attempts to install Internet Explorer 4.0 which for some reason crashes and then AutoCAD LT 2000 won't even have a launch icon salvageable from that installation attempt.  (It is something like that, I hate to be vague)(AutoCAD LT 2000 gets help file functionality from IE of a certain version.) (I have tried installing AutoCAD LT 2000 on a different virtual drive, same virtual drive different folder, same virtual drive same folder as AutoCAD LT 95 which uninstalls LT 95)  Various permutations of Wine 1.4 and POL 4.0.14 were also tried before I figured out how to install updated versions.
Run AutoCAD LT 2000 >>>It always crashes.  The crash report always says there are 8 missing .DLL's, (six unique .DLLs), five of which are in the AutoCAD LT   AutoDesk Shared folder with a registry entry for all five indicating they are there.  For the sixth DLL (ACUI15.DLL), it is in the main AutoCAD LT folder with ACLT.exe, but has no registry entry.

One thing I did not do is upgrade 95 to 97 to 98 to 2000.  I don't think
that was necessary with these releases.  AutoCAD LT 2000 is perfectly
happy to install when it sees LT 95.

This is the PlayOnLinux debugger file output (sorry for the spam, it is 100% copy and paste): 

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fixme:storage:create_storagefile Storage share mode not implemented.
p11-kit: couldn't load module: /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/pkcs11/gnome-keyring-pkcs11.so: /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/pkcs11/gnome-keyring-pkcs11.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directoryfixme:ole:DllRegisterServer stub
[12/18/13 13:04:19] - Running wine- aclt.exe (Working directory : /home/thor/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/AutoCAD_LT/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/AutoCAD LT)
[12/18/13 13:04:31] - Running wine- aclt.exe (Working directory : /home/thor/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/AutoCAD_LT/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/AutoCAD LT)
err:module:import_dll Library ac1st15.dll (which is needed by L"C:\\Program Files (x86)\\AutoCAD LT\\aclt.exe") not found
err:module:import_dll Library ACUTIL15.dll (which is needed by L"C:\\Program Files (x86)\\AutoCAD LT\\aclt.exe") not found
err:module:import_dll Library ACDB15.dll (which is needed by L"C:\\Program Files (x86)\\AutoCAD LT\\aclt.exe") not found
err:module:import_dll Library ACDB15.dll (which is needed by L"C:\\Program Files (x86)\\AutoCAD LT\\AcUi15.dll") not found
err:module:import_dll Library ACRX15.dll (which is needed by L"C:\\Program Files (x86)\\AutoCAD LT\\AcUi15.dll") not found
err:module:import_dll Library ACUTIL15.dll (which is needed by L"C:\\Program Files (x86)\\AutoCAD LT\\AcUi15.dll") not found
err:module:import_dll Library AcUi15.dll (which is needed by L"C:\\Program Files (x86)\\AutoCAD LT\\aclt.exe") not found
err:module:import_dll Library acge15.dll (which is needed by L"C:\\Program Files (x86)\\AutoCAD LT\\aclt.exe") not found
err:module:LdrInitializeThunk Main exe initialization for L"C:\\Program Files (x86)\\AutoCAD LT\\aclt.exe" failed, status c0000135

The first time I was checking the debug report the RegConnectRegistryW Connect to L"` value was different, but that was with old versions of POL and Wine.

One last thing:  I didn't notice this till just now, and am not entirely certain of my observation:  If I install to .....Program Files (x86)\AutoCAD LT, the AutoDesk Shared goes to the ...Program Files\AutoDesk Shared folder and vice versa.  Is the problem with my install folder?  I have tried other possible permutations of where to install too also, and they all failed also.

I have done everything I can possibly think of to get this thing to work, much more than you see here.  Most of that was doing stuff that was wrong because I have no clue what I am doing.  Any help would be appreciated.  Also, I read the forum rules, etc.  This is my first time posting on a computer help board that I can remember.  Did I do anything wrong?

I have AutoCAD LT 95 and AutoCAD LT 97 Upgrade, AutoCAD LT 98 Upgrade, and   AutoCAD LT 2000 Upgrade.  I would prefer to get AutoCAD LT 2000 Upgrade running, but if someone knows for sure that either of the other intermediary programs will run, I might just settle for that. 

Thanks in advance for any help.
booman Tuesday 21 January 2014 at 20:53
booman

I can see you are a patient person... this is very helpful with troubleshooting Linux.

This may still require a lot more trial-n-error since there isn't a lot of demand of AutoCADLT in Linux.

I noticed a few things that may cause problems:
  1. Do you have the 32-bit libraries install on Ubuntu? (search for multi-arch or 32-bit libraries)
  2. Always use a 32-bit Virtual Drive (most programs are only 32-bit compatible)
  3. Try installing the dotnet packages with Wine 1.5.18 (it won't crash during the install)
  4. After installing dotnet in your virtual drive, try using a stable version of Wine like:  1.6.2
  5. If AutoCADLT requires Internet Explorer then make sure your Windows Version is:  Windows XP (in Wine Configuration)
  6. Install Internet Explorer 8 which also installs Service Pack 3
  7. Make sure to set a virtual desktop in Wine Configuration.  Just set the resolution to match your Linux desktop.
Basically what we are trying to do is simulate Windows XP and the required dependencies it would need to run AutoCADLT.


Most of the time "fixme:" errors are a huge deal.  Most of them can be ignored.
Try the above steps and report back here about what it does.

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