Linux Mint 13 64Bit: How to run PDF XChange Viewer in WINE?

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I tried to install PDF X Change viewer (latest version) under WINE. Some posts on the web say it works without problems. First I tried 32bit version and it works smooth, but crashes when I want to save a file.

Then I read I need to install the 64bit version, but also this version does not work on my configuration.

I also tried "PlayOnLinux" to run it, but also this produces the same error.

I would highly appreciate any help on this.
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What version of wine are you running?

According to the application list, it is a known issue. Can you use an alternative software?

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I am running WINE 1.4.  

How can I get more precise info about WINE version? I don't see, if it is 32 or 64bit.
wine --version
rpm -qa | grep wine

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version 1.4

rpm -qa ... does not give any output!?
Use grep -i (case insensitive ), but the information is sufficient from --version.

You can running 1.4, try updating Wine to the latest stable, 1.6. Note that there is known bugs with 1.6 but it should perform better.

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How to update?
Depends on you install it - apt-get or dpkg?

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As far as I remember I used apt-get. Is there a way to find out how I did it? As I am completely new to Linux I just followed some recommendations here and there not knowing too much what I am doing...
If you do not remember, you can try using apt-get and it has no harm.

apt-get install wine

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 ~ $ sudo apt-get install wine
[sudo] password for it: 
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
wine is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

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Somehow this does not update WINE. What to do?
Try -

add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
apt-get install wine1.5

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