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Old 01-30-2005, 12:05 AM   #1
Kabuso
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Another wine newbie


Okay, I'm getting frustrated (Join the club, right?) trying to install Wine and use it with non-root priviledges. I've installed the wine-20050111-lfc1winehq.i386.rpm but could only do it as root. Sure, root is the only one meant to handle rpms. But I can't use wine as a regular user.
Code:
[notroot@d-999-999-999-999 ~]$ wine
wine: creating configuration directory '/home/nekomata/.wine'...
Error: Could not open /dev/nvidiactl because the permissions
are too resticitive.  Please see the FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
section of /usr/share/doc/NVIDIA_GLX-1.0/README for steps
to correct.
And then I get a dialogue box saying, "Unhandled page fault on write access to [memory location] at address [memory location] Do you wish to debug it?"

I click "No," and then I get:
Code:
wineserver: could not save registry branch to /home/nekomata/.wine-lvQ6Ej/system.reg : No such file or directory
wineserver: could not save registry branch to /home/nekomata/.wine-lvQ6Ej/userdef.reg : No such file or directory
wineserver: could not save registry branch to /home/nekomata/.wine-lvQ6Ej/user.reg : No such file or directory
Anybody know how to get this to work in non-root status?


Edit: I'd like to point out that I am an idiot and uninstalled the preinstalled version of wine that came with my FC3.

Last edited by Kabuso; 01-30-2005 at 12:14 AM.
 
Old 01-30-2005, 06:15 AM   #2
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hmmm....try

chgrp -R users /dev/nvidiaact1
 
Old 01-30-2005, 10:27 PM   #3
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Okay, well, I actually fixed it earlier with a hack I found for fixing OpenGL difficulities (chown and chmod for /dev/nvidia*). Thanks anyway. It works now.
 
Old 02-19-2005, 08:24 AM   #4
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care to tell us other poor folks what that hack was?! :'(

i tried chmod on the /dev/nvidia but as soon as i reboot or do anything it swiches back to 720
 
Old 02-19-2005, 12:51 PM   #5
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I found two solutions, actually. This one: http://pressf1.co.nz/showthread.php?p=313286#post313286 is the hack I was referring to. This is dangerous, however, because using 0666 permissions for anything is weak security, especially for something in /dev or /etc/udev.

Another more elegant solution is to create an entirely new group, something along the lines of 'pcicards' or something, add yourself to the group, and change group ownership of /dev/nvidia* and /etc/udev/nvidia* to pcicards, with permission 660.

Kanpai!
-Kabuso
 
Old 02-19-2005, 01:31 PM   #6
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one i found was to add your primary iser to the ciedo group in /etc/groups - i think it works best
 
Old 02-19-2005, 04:39 PM   #7
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Originally posted by crm
one i found was to add your primary iser to the ciedo group in /etc/groups - i think it works best
ciedo? I don't have a 'ciedo' in /etc/group, and nvidia belongs to the group 'pcicards.'

And I'm assuming by 'iser' you mean 'user.'
 
Old 02-19-2005, 07:21 PM   #8
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yeah, sorry im a sloppy typer - add your primery user to whatever group the modules are in.
 
  


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