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How To Install WineHQ on Fedora 38

Install WineHQ on Fedora 38

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install WineHQ on Fedora 38. Are you a fan of Windows software, but prefer to use Linux as your operating system? Well, with WineHQ, you can have the best of both worlds. WineHQ is a compatibility layer that allows you to run Windows applications on Linux, and it’s free and open-source. In this article, we will guide you on how to install and configure WineHQ on Fedora 38. We’ll cover everything from what WineHQ is, to the benefits of using it, and the step-by-step process of installing and configuring it on your Fedora 38 system. So, let’s get started!

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the WineHQ on a Fedora 38.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Fedora 38.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • An active internet connection. You’ll need an internet connection to download the necessary packages and dependencies for WineHQ.
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install WineHQ on Fedora 38

Step 1. Before proceeding, update your Fedora operating system to make sure all existing packages are up to date. Use this command to update the server packages:

sudo dnf install epel-release
sudo dnf update

Step 2. Installing WineHQ on Fedora 38.

By default, WineHQ is not available on Fedora 38 base repository. Now we add the WineHQ repository to your system by running the following command:

sudo dnf config-manager --add-repo https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/fedora/37/winehq.repo

Next, import the WineHQ repository signing key by running the following command:

sudo rpm --import https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/winehq.key

Once is done, install the Elasticsearch package on your Fedora system:

sudo dnf install winehq-stable

Verify the installation of WineHQ by running the following command:

wine --version

Step 3. Configure WineHQ.

After installing WineHQ on Fedora 38, you may need to configure some settings before using Windows-based applications. Run the WineHQ configuration tool by typing the following command:


In the Wine configuration window, you can configure the graphics, audio, and other settings according to your requirements. For example, you can set the Windows version compatibility mode, enable/disable the window manager control, and configure the audio driver.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed WineHQ. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the WineHQ on your Fedora 38 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official WineHQ website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to idroot.us, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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