nodrv_CreateWindow Application tried to create a window, but no driver could be loaded

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nodrv_CreateWindow Application tried to create a window, but no driver could be loaded

Post by anwine » Mon Jul 04, 2022 1:01 pm

I have installed Wine on a remote system using Ubuntu 18.04. My use case is to run a simple Windows application. I'm using Wine 7.0.
I get the following error when I run any wine command including `wineconsole`:
0050:err:winediag:nodrv_CreateWindow Application tried to create a window, but no driver could be loaded.
0050:err:winediag:nodrv_CreateWindow Make sure that your X server is running and that $DISPLAY is set correctly.
0050:err:systray:initialize_systray Could not create tray window
00fc:err:winediag:nodrv_CreateWindow Application tried to create a window, but no driver could be loaded.
00fc:err:winediag:nodrv_CreateWindow Make sure that your X server is running and that $DISPLAY is set correctly.

What I've tried so far:

1.

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$echo $DISPLAY 
was initially empty
I tried

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export DISPLAY=:1
export DISPLAY=:0
. The same error pops up.

2.
I tried installing x11vnc and Xvfb to see if the issue was with forwarding outputs over SSH, but that didn't work either
$ wineconsole
0050:fixme:imm:ImeSetActiveContext (0x37eb0, 0): stub
0050:fixme:imm:ImmReleaseContext (0000000000010020, 0000000000037EB0): stub
Failed to read: session.screen0.titlebar.left
Setting default value
Failed to read: session.screen0.titlebar.right
Setting default value
0108:fixme:imm:ImeSetActiveContext (0x31ab0, 1): stub
0108:fixme:imm:ImmReleaseContext (0000000000020046, 0000000000031AB0): stub
$ lspci | grep VGA
00:0f.0 VGA compatible controller: VMware SVGA II Adapter
I've browsed various online forums and tried smaller suggested fixes like rolling back to an older version, nothing worked.
To clarify, I need to use this windows app via command line. I'm not on a GUI version of Ubuntu.
I'd appreciate some help!

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Re: nodrv_CreateWindow Application tried to create a window, but no driver could be loaded

Post by mivanchev » Mon Jul 04, 2022 3:57 pm

Have you run winecfg to create a wine prefix? Wine needs that to run and winecfg is a GUI application. I suspect that might be the issue here. One hack might be to install Xvfb and let wine use that. You'll also need something to simulate clicks and make screenshots.

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Re: nodrv_CreateWindow Application tried to create a window, but no driver could be loaded

Post by anwine » Mon Jul 04, 2022 4:28 pm

Yes, I've tried winecfg. Same error unfortunately. Using Xvfb gives me weird errors like:
0108:fixme:imm:ImmReleaseContext (000000000001005E, 000000000003C900): stub
0050:fixme:imm:ImeSetActiveContext (0x37ec0, 0): stub
0050:fixme:imm:ImmReleaseContext (0000000000010020, 0000000000037EC0): stub

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Re: nodrv_CreateWindow Application tried to create a window, but no driver could be loaded

Post by mivanchev » Tue Jul 05, 2022 4:24 pm

These are not errors. Xvfb is probably working OK but you need to find a way to generate screenshots from the output buffer (search online). Winecfg's purpose is to generate a directory ~/.wine which is called "prefix" and contains all kinds of configurational data.

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