[Wine] Problem Running wineboot.exe
jjmckenzie51 at earthlink.net
Tue Dec 28 15:48:39 CST 2010
Denpos <wineforum-user at winehq.org> wrote:
>Whenever I try to open anything that has to do with wine (winecfg, run an exe with wine, uninstall wine programs,...) by
>using the GUI menu, I get the error "The program wineboot.exe has encountered a serious problem and needs to close.".
>So I tried using the terminal, which gives me the same error.
>But with su-privileges, I can get everything working: I can run winecfg, run wine *.exe,...
You broke Wine's pseudo-Windows directory by using root to run Wine (that is what su and sudo do.)
You might be able to recover by doing the following:
Change to your user's home directory:
and issue the command to change the file owner AND group by using the change owner command:
chown -R <user name>:<user group> .wine
If this does not work then you will have to delete the .wine directory and start over.
BTW, WHY are you running Wine as root?
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