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 Post subject: winecfg will not run
 Post Posted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:12 pm 
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Well... I had to reinstall Mint because...

Installed Wine again.
Now Wine will not run!

I can run 'winecfg' in a root/superuser terminal or 'gksu winecfg' but not normally.

Something from my previous install...
groups & users...
Only thing changed this time is that I entered my full name this go round. But the user is the same.

HELP!


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 Post subject: Re: winecfg will not run
 Post Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:06 am 
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Never run Wine as superuser.

remove the default WINEPREFIX (e.g. ~/.wine) as a superuser and run Wine as a normal user.


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 Post subject: Re: winecfg will not run
 Post Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:50 am 
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@caltrop,

It's probably about time to read the WineHQ: FAQ ...
Especially: 6.2 Should I run Wine as root?

Also see: WineHQ: Wine Downloads / Ubuntu ...
So you don't end up running Wine version 1.6.2 or 1.8.7 (which are totally obsolete)...

Wine Users are expected to read the FAQ - before posting on the WineHQ forums... :roll:

Bob


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 Post subject: Re: winecfg will not run
 Post Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:33 pm 
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FIXED IT!

Deleted the hidden directory '.wine' left over from my previous install.

All works as it should now.


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