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Old 10-08-2017, 08:01 AM   #1
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playonlinux wonīt start


Hi altogether,

I have problems starting playonlinux and wonder whether you could help.

I have playonlinux v. 4.2.12. Yet when trying to start the programme via the terminal I get the following message:

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Looking for python... 2.7.12 - wxversion(s): 3.0-gtk2
/usr/share/playonlinux/bash/find_python: Zeile 58:  9558 Ungültiger Maschinenbefehl   "$POL_PYTHON" "$POLDIR/python/check_python.py"
failed tests
Looking for python2.7... 2.7.12 - wxversion(s): 3.0-gtk2
/usr/share/playonlinux/bash/find_python: Zeile 58:  9564 Ungültiger Maschinenbefehl   "$POL_PYTHON" "$POLDIR/python/check_python.py"
failed tests
Looking for python2.6...
Looking for python2... 2.7.12 - wxversion(s): 3.0-gtk2
/usr/share/playonlinux/bash/find_python: Zeile 58:  9571 Ungültiger Maschinenbefehl   "$POL_PYTHON" "$POLDIR/python/check_python.py"
failed tests
Please install python before trying to run this program
According to the output of the terminal it seems that python istīt installed - which simply is not true.
Here are my python versions:

Code:
ii  python                                        2.7.11-1                                     amd64        interactive high-level object-oriented language (default version)
ii  python2.7                                   2.7.12-1ubuntu0~16.04.1      amd64        Interactive high-level object-oriented language (version 2.7)
ii  python3                                      3.5.1-3                                       amd64        interactive high-level object-oriented language (default python3 version)
ii  python3.5                                   3.5.2-2ubuntu0~16.04.3        amd64        Interactive high-level object-oriented language (version 3.5)
Is there any way to get playonlinux started?

Thanks a lot in advance for your help.
Greetings.

Rosika

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my system: Linux/Lubuntu 16.04.3 LTS, 64bit
 
Old 10-08-2017, 08:15 AM   #2
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Do you have wxpython installed?
 
Old 10-08-2017, 08:21 AM   #3
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Hi sevendogsbsd,

thanks for your reply.

As far as wxpython is concerned Iīm not quite sure. What Iīve got is the following:
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ii  python-wxtools                                3.0.2.0+dfsg-1build1                         all          Tools from the wxPython distribution
ii  python-wxversion                              3.0.2.0+dfsg-1build1                         all          API for selecting the wxPython version to use
Does that count as "wxpython"?

Rosika
 
Old 10-08-2017, 08:24 AM   #4
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I believe so. Are those installed?
 
Old 10-08-2017, 08:27 AM   #5
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Yes, those are installed.
Thatīs why Iīm so confused here. Theoretically playonlinux should work.

Rosika
 
Old 10-08-2017, 08:35 AM   #6
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Interesting - well, this is odd: "Looking for python2.6..." that's in the middle of the other calls to python 2.7.12.

Sorry, not being much help, haven't used playonlinux in years and then it just worked. Guessing playonlinux was installed via the Lubuntu repositories using synaptic or whatever Lubuntu uses?
 
Old 10-08-2017, 08:44 AM   #7
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Hi,

the thing is I really canīt remember.
Itīs been a while when I installed playonlinux. I think I did it together with wine.

Obviously it worked at the time. Otherwise I would have looked after it a while ago.
Iīm not sure why it causes a problem now.

Thanks anyway for your help.

Greetings.
Rosika
 
Old 10-08-2017, 08:51 AM   #8
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If I remember correctly, playonlinux installs wine each time you install a game, depending on what wine version the game requires. You will/may have multiple wine installs if you have multiple games installed, and each requiring a different wine version.

Apologize for not being able to help - maybe you can start fresh and uninstall, reinstall, then back up your ".playonlinux" directory (if that is the name), delete the existing ".playonlinux" directory and see if you get the same error when you start playonlinux again.
 
Old 10-08-2017, 09:05 AM   #9
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Hi again,

thanks for all the effort of yours.

In the meantime I looked up /var/cache/apt/archives. Neither wine nor playonlinux is located there.
I guess if I had installed either of them via apt-get install or synapticthere should be a respective .deb-entry there.

As far as games are concerned I havenīt installed a single one up and until now.
Itīs just now that I wanted to do this. So I really should have just one single wine-install.

Perhaps uninstall and reinstall may help.

So thanks again and have a nice Sunday.

Greetings.
Rosika
 
Old 10-08-2017, 09:33 AM   #10
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*****update*****

On http://www.linux-magazine.com/Issues...75/PlayOnLinux I found an alternative way of running playonlinux:

Quote:
If your distribution is not supported, you can get a generic package [3]. Unpack the package with

$ tar xvf PlayOnLinux_4.2.X.tar.gz
From the command line, cd into the playonlinux/ directory, and run the program by typing

$ ./playonlinux
on the command line.

Regardless of how you install PlayOnLinux, when you run the software for the first time, the installer will search for a working version of Python and, after a few seconds, bring up the PlayOnLinux main window
Yet the result was the same. I got the same terminal-message.
Yet for what itīs worth at least I can be sure now that itīs a matter of python.
But I donīt know why my installed python-versions arenīt good enough for playonlinux.
Perhaps I would need an older one to work with it....

Anyway greetings.

Rosika

Last edited by Rosika; 10-08-2017 at 09:39 AM.
 
  


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