err:win:GetDesktopWindow .....

gerard patel g.patel at
Wed Oct 3 20:29:02 CDT 2001

On Wed, 3 Oct 2001 16:12:17 -0700, Phil Stracchino <alaric at>

>I appear to have wine almost working, except for this:
> $ wine --debugmsg fixme-all d:\\<any .exe>
>err:win:GetDesktopWindow You need the -desktop option when running with 
>native USER
>And no, this is the *only* error I'm getting aside from font fixmes.
>What do I need to do to fix this or figure out what's causing it?

Do you have your config file set to load user32/user.dll as
'native' ? If yes, it is no more possible - it is an obsolete
option. Remove it. IIRC the documentation states clearly that some
'native' dlls can't be loaded by Wine.


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