[Wine] Fwd: System logout when installing software

Zhongli Xu zhongli.xu at gmail.com
Tue Jan 22 02:48:17 CST 2008

Hi James,

Thanks for the info.

On my ubuntu, I run wine as an account (not root) of administer. The setup
is OK.
But as an ordinary user, the system logout during the installation before I
can react. The windows software will install some drivers, which requires

Does WINE has any method to prevent this automatic logout behavior?

On Jan 21, 2008 11:15 PM, James McKenzie <jjmckenzie51 at sprintpcs.com >

> Zhongli Xu wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > Has anyone encountered this problem when installing software?
> > This software requires the system to reboot. However, when installing
> > with root permission,
> NEVER RUN WINE AS ROOT.  It will not work properly and may leave leave
> Wine in an unusable state.  If the software requires Administrative
> rights, Wine will handle this and it does not require you to be root.
> > the system will not logout automatically.
> This is because you have to run wineboot or let Wine complete through
> and reset itself.
> > After login again, I found that the files have been copied. It seems
> > nothing wrong exception system logout itself.
> What is the program and has a bug been registered in the Wine Bugzilla?
> What happens if you try the install as an ordinary user?  If the install
> does not complete as an ordinary user, please file a bug in the Wine
> Bugzilla.
> >
> > My system is ubuntu 7.10 with wine 0.9.46. The same problem pops up on
> > Suse 10.3 with wine 0.9.52.
> >
> And it should.  Wine should not be run, ever, as root.
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