Digital Buddha Vacana on Linux/Ubuntu using WINE

If you are using Linux/Ubuntu or any flavour of Linux that supports WINE, then you can install the Digital Buddha Vacana 1.5 on your Linux machine using WINE.

Screenshot of Digital Buddha Vacana 1.5 (Windows Edition) running in Ubuntu Lucid via WINE.

First, you must first download Digital Buddha Vacana 1.5 (Windows Edition)

Next, simply follow the instructions I've prepared at WineHQ.


What works
Pre-installation steps

1. Using winetricks, install MFC42.DLL

Working functions

  1. Installation 
  2. Running of app
  3. Sound (Bell sound)
  4. Scheduled run (I personally cannot believe it actually works in Ubuntu!)
  5. Options setting and saving
  6. About dialogue

What does not
Prior to installing MFC42.DLL using winetricks, app failed to run. When run, the following error occurred: err:module:LdrInitializeThunk Main exe initialization for L"C:\\Program Files\\DBVWin\\DBVWin.exe" failed, status c0000135

Fixed by installing MFC42.DLL using winetricks.

What was not tested

Additional Comments

Prior to running app, please install MFC42.DLL using winetricks.


Please leave a note at the comments if you encounter any difficulties.

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How to Enable Chime for DBVPalm

How to enable Chime for DBVPalm

This details the installation process for the wav file for dbvpalm app.

After installing dbvpalm.prc, do the following:
1. Copy dbvpalm.wav to a folder “/Palm/Launcher/” in an SD card.
2. Insert SD card into your Palm.

Run DBVPalm and it should play the chime upon starting.

System Requirements
1. Palm OS based PDA with SD card slot.
2. For Sony Clie PDAs, a 3rd party add-in is required. See Notes below for detail.
02 July 2006