[Wine] Wine Crash and Total Failure
jjmckenzie51 at earthlink.net
Fri Jun 5 22:40:15 CDT 2009
> Well, I was using Wine to run the installer, which never ran, so WB was never installed. I uninstalled Wine from synaptic, but there's something I have to clear first... It's just Wine that's messed up. I was using the feedback from using ePSXe as an example. Wine does that every time I run somethin.
Start a terminal session. It should open to your user home directory,
usually /home/<user name> or something similar
This will list what is in your home directory. If the directory .wine
is there type in
ls -al | grep .wine
This will list the attributes, owner and group of the .wine directory
and any directory starting with .wine. On my system, which is a Mac,
the listing looks like the following and should look like what you get
in any *nix:
drwxr-xr-x 9 jamesmckenzie jamesmckenzie 306 2009-06-05 19:34 .wine
The first name is the owner, the second the group. I have read (r),
write (w) and execute (x) privileges to the directory. In your case,
root may own the directory, which may be the cause of your problems.
To resolve this problem you will either have to su to root or use the
sudo command (if you are permitted to run it as the particular user).
I use the sudo command as it is a little (but not much) safer than using
the su (superuser) command.
To remove the 'stuck' directory:
sudo rm -rf .wine
When prompted, type in your password (or the sudo command password if
you set up your system [this is highly unusual] for this function in
Once the directory is removed, type in the following to create a new
.wine directory and to confirm that Wine will function on your system:
This creates the directory structure and should start the notepad
program. You can confirm that the program functions correctly by
creating a new file and then saving it.
To install your 'new' program, change directories to where the program
resides and then type in wine <program_name.exe> where program_name.exe
is the name of the installation program and without the < and >
The directory should be 'owned' by the
Go to your user home directory and issue the following command
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